So, my wife bought me a satellite radio and a 1 year subscription for Christmas. I recently installed it in my '05 Mini Cooper. I've never thought much about satellite radio and certainly was not looking for a subscription ($) radio provider. Much to my surprise, this thing is really cool. Having a huge range in commercial free music has me forgetting about the CD player in my car. Whether I'm in the mood for Classical music (3 channels, one for vocal material), some good jazz ( 4 channels of jazz & Blues sub-groups), or catching my favorite sports team, I always find something great to listen to. Should you get a chance to check it out, please do. I have Sirius. I imagine XM is similar though I know no details about it. The disk jocks seem pretty informed in their respective categories and I've caught quite a few good commentary/interview/ special pieces. It's nice being able to transverse 3 states and keep the same station when something of interest is on. It's not a bad way to motor, or for that matter, God forbid, be stuck in traffic!