Really? $4 is "paying an arm and a leg"? I would suggest trying to negotiate with XM. They've been pretty good with me. When my previous subscription expired last year, I called and asked if there were any deals that I was eligible for. When they said "none". I told them to cancel my subscription. I was then transferred to a different department. When this person asked why I was canceling, I said that it's too expensive. She asked if I would take sign-up for 1 year subscription if she gave it to me for half price. I accepted that offer.Good luck soulsurf, I tried and no luck. I had Sirius for 7 years in my Infiniti, mainly for the entertaining Howard Stern show for my AM commutes. Needless to say, with the extremely poor XM sound quality in the CT and having to pay an arm and a leg to upgrade the SM to get Stern, I am not going to continue using Satellite in my car.
The price difference between XM Select and XM Premier, which is the level on which the old "Best Of Sirius" package is included is $4.04 per month. Select is $12.99 and Premier is $16.95. Further discounts are available for annual subscriptions and even bigger discounts are available if you negotiate with SiriusXM before canceling.I thought the upgrade was more than $4/month when I called, not sure.