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CarPenter
05-12-2005, 03:27 AM
source edmunds.com<p>&gt;SAN FRANCISCO  A surprising number of Hyundai customers have told the Korean manufacturer they didn't want Sirius Satellite Radio installed in their vehicles because they didn't want to listen to Howard Stern. <p>Stern is the so-called "shock jock" whose syndicated morning radio program is filled with sex discussions. He will broadcast on Sirius Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning in January 2006. <p>Hyundai recently surveyed 300 to 400 customers as it was deciding whether to install XM or Sirius Satellite Radio in its vehicles. Hyundai decided to go with XM as it rolls out a fall program that offers 90 days of satellite radio programming for free with its new models, starting with the Santa Fe SUV, and the Sonata and Azera sedans. <p>John Krafcik, Hyundai vice president of product development and strategic planning, told Inside Line that executives were stunned by the number of "unprompted write-ins" on the survey that said customers were "not comfortable with programming from Stern." <p>Other automakers, however, say they prefer Sirius. <p>Dave Larson, Mercedes-Benz M-Class product manager, told Inside Line DaimlerChrysler chose Sirius because the brand "has positioned itself as the premium provider  it fits more with our brand." <p>What this means to you: A substantial difference between the XM and Sirius services has finally emerged. Will automakers really lose customers for offering one over the other? <p><br>all i can say is wha wha wha "dont like it dont turn it on" that channel ! just like Jerry Springer, these folks act like sirius=howard stern, sirius was around way before it signed on stern and hes only gonna be on 4 hours on weekdays, if there car purchase was swayed cause of some shock jock on the air of one of many many channels, these people have no clue in the first place !

knicks125
05-12-2005, 05:14 AM
Sirius is in huge debt; XM, on the other hand, is in a fairly good position.<p>XM has had more car installations than Sirius<p>More car companies have XM available than Sirius, and as you mentioned, Hyundai is the newest one

CarPenter
05-12-2005, 05:24 AM
hmmm looks like ill buy the portable xm when it comes out one that u can play in car in house and on earphones portable, seems like the better deal for the long run

knicks125
05-12-2005, 09:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarPenter</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hmmm looks like ill buy the portable xm when it comes out one that u can play in car in house and on earphones portable, seems like the better deal for the long run</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are already available, from various vendors (ex. Delphi, JVC). I would check with your local BestBuy or any electronics/auto store.<p>I agree, portables (plug-n-play) are the way to go. If my satilite radio didn't come standard with my car, I would certaintly purchase the plug-n-play ones.

Naga Royal Guard
05-12-2005, 10:01 AM
eminem has a sirius channel as well

nismo
05-12-2005, 01:30 PM
yeah I heard he does... so does G-Unit I believe.<p>It seems Sirius is more youth oriented. Myself being 19 and a majority of my friends prefer Sirius.<p>I don't know why people just can't change the station... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">