LOL... you obviously don't know Mercedes very well. The cars are wired so
that nothing but mercedes equipment can be integrated into the computer
system. That goes for cell phone handsets, CD changers, and of course most
recently, sirius radio.
Actually, XM is doing its own thing with XM Public Radio, which
includes Bob Edwards -- I actually think it is SUPERIOR to NPR.
If you, for some reason, want to LISTEN TO NFL GAMES ON THE RADIO,
Sirius is your choice! I prefer watching the game on TV, myself.
Honestly, though -- XM's music is just so vastly superior to Sirius,
that's really what seals the deal for me. Howard Stern and the NFL
may be great. But XM's music is an order of magnitude better than
If someone absolutely has to have NFL and they like music, they would
really have to have a subscription to each. Sirius' music just
doesn't compete with XM's.
If you go to someone else to install, make sure they know what they are doing.
I had the dealer install XM on a new C320 and they screwed it up. Been having
elecrical problems from the start that were blamed on the XM install. Also, if
the dealer doesn't do it, you may void the warranty.
Mercedes is having the VPC [vehicle preparation center] install Sirius radios as
a 'factory' install
now on all 2005 models except the M and G class. MBUSA is doing a slow roll out
of this opton. S
class started on 10/22/04, the others will come on line over the month and a
It is option code 022 and has a MSRP of $699.
That set off a light in my brain regarding Sirius. I took a look at the
stock SIRI and it is SOARING. I just bought in and already I am ahead 1900$.
I am having a Sirius installed in my SL with the cash. THANKS for the tip!!!
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