The Day My Music Died

June 19, 2009 ~ 07:35pm

As of today, my trial subscription to XM Radio ended. When I got it a few months ago, I thought I would barely use it. But after a while, I found it quite refreshing to be able to arbitrarily pick between different genre's of music or news or even sports. And the best part was, that it was significantly easier than pulling out my MP3 player and messing with all the cables. Apparently the XM sales people have been calling for weeks, but I decided not to renew. Not that the thought never crossed my mind. Lately I've been trying to trim my commute so I've been spending a little less time in the car. Had my daily driving been as bad as some of the routes of yesteryear, then I think for sure I would have paid out that $10 (or possibly $13) per month rate. Convenience has a price tag!

For now, I will either have to get a new 3.5 aux cable (the old one is way too long!) or burn some MP3's to CD and pop it in the CD player. Either way, I will miss Lady Gaga being overplayed on XM 20 on 20. Bummer, I know.

XM Radio

by: mek_man on: June 24, 2009 ~ 07:30pm

I have heard.. and I don't know the truth behind it.. but I have read many car forums where people have claimed they got 12 months for $77. Not bad at all of a rate.. I have also heard if you type into google or any search engine.. "XM discount codes" you should be able to get this rate..

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/xmradio.com

On another note.. when I got my free trial of XM I had the old school G6 radio.. which after recent GM dealership visits for a new car.. I have found they have an amazing radio for XM (same one you have). I was quite impressed with the CAT button on the radio that would allow you to shuffle through every ROCK station on XM.. rather impressive!

However, all that being said.. the mp3 CD player functions on the unit.. are sad to say.. pretty pathetic.. especially with newer VBR mp3s.. Oh well.. can't get the Caddilac radio in all cars right?

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