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From 200,000 in '04 to 400,000 for '05 .

April 07, 2004 - XM announced that Honda will increase the number of models which will be sold with XM radios as standard equipment for the 2005 model year.


Honda estimates that the number of models should result in an increase in sales from 200,000 vehicles in 2004 to 400,000 vehicles in 2005. All of Honda's XM-equipped models will be sold with a three-month free trial subscription.

According to American Honda Motor Co., Inc., a total of seven model year 2005 Acura and Honda models will include XM as a factory-installed standard feature. Further details regarding XM availability on additional 2005 models will be announced later this year by American Honda.

For the 2004 model year, XM is a standard factory-installed feature on the Acura RL, Acura TL and select Honda Accord models. Also, XM is available as a dealer-installed option on the 2004 Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey, Honda S2000 and Acura TSX.

http://cars.ign.com/articles/504/504755p1.html?fromint=1
 

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Any guesses as to which seven Honda/Acura 2005 models will include XM as a STANDARD feature?

My guess:
Honda Accord
Honda Pilot
Honda S2K
Acura RL
Acura TL
Acura MDX
Acura TSX

Actually, if the TSX does get XM as a standard feature, I probably won't be too upset. I don't listen to enough radio (I listen to lots of CDs instead) to justify paying the monthly payments. I would prefer to have more storage space than having a piece of unused equipment taking up the space. . that is unless the XM unit is easily removable. :donno:
 

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I don't have a need for XM either, I listen to NPR or Trance CDs in my car anyways. How about Onstar? Will that come in models other than the RL?:donno:
 

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I thought OnStar was a uniquely GM thing. Am I wrong about that?

I don't particularly care about XM, although I investigated it about a year ago. I just didn't want the monthly fee. I decided to get an iPod instead, that way I can listen to exactly what I want to hear at any time.
 

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Whatchamacallit said:
…that is unless the XM unit is easily removable. :donno:
It is. Check out this SkyFi unit.

Originally posted by FergI thought OnStar was a uniquely GM thing. Am I wrong about that?
It's GM's technology but they're starting to license it to other car makers.
 

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I had XM Radio for 3 months in my TL, and let the trial period expire. There were a couple of channels that I liked, but just couldn't justify paying for it, when free radio is just as good. Not to mention I also listen to CD's quite a bit.
But I think it is great that Honda/Acura will offer it in more models, as it is a neat option to have as standard equipment.
 

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thebullfrog said:


It's GM's technology but they're starting to license it to other car makers.
Ahh...I see. Thanks for the update!
 
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