To Sirius Or Not To Sirius

OK, I am playing with Shakespeare’s line at the beginning of the famous soliloquy from Hamlet. I am also playing with the homophones/heterographs of serious/Sirius and to/too.

The trial subscription for Sirius/XM expired in our Cadillac ATS. We have no intention, at present, to renew. I am also seriously (get it) considering letting the subscription expire in my Z06.

I have hundreds of songs on my iPhone (all of which I know I like, that’s why they’re on my phone) and can play them in my car via Bluetooth. The only Sirius/XM channel I use is Sixties on Six and that’s usually when my wonderful wife accompanies me. Honestly, I have never forgiven them for dropping the Beyond Jazz channel after the Sirius/XM merger. Given people are paying for the service, you can’t provide some non-mainstream channels?!

I know JS has Sirius/XM, but how about the rest of you? If you have it, how much do you listen to it? Have any of you cancelled the service?

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Originally, I was going to call today’s post “Surprise! Frugal Friday!” The post would have shown a Frugal Friday find or two. As I have written, though, I feel that my automotive universe has become too narrow for these posts to have any originality or usefulness. I mean, I don’t give a sh*t about a Toyota Camry or a Ford F-150.

I think I have shown more than enough C4/C5/C6 Corvettes, so even though I consider them to be great bargains what’s the point of showing them every week? Even though I did show Ferraris in March, 2019 and February, 2020, I don’t really think a Frugal Ferrari or low-cost Lamborghini exist.

That being said, I am going to show an interesting car that is not too expensive, in my opinion. Although the car to be written up is from AutoTrader, this picture is from pistonheads.com:

 

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In case you don’t remember (or even if you do), AutoTrader is very aggressive at breaking picture links so I don’t show any photos captured from their website. The AutoTrader example of an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante is a 2002 model (like the one pictured, I hope) in Gray over Black, has a V-12 engine, 35,000 miles and an asking price of $18,999.

Yes, Aston maintenance is expensive even if you don’t take the car to a dealer. Still, a V-12 Aston convertible for under 20 grand sounds really good to me. Since Ford owned Aston Martin from 1991 to 2007, I wonder if you could get this car serviced at a Ford dealer.

I would really like to read your opinions of this car, Frugal Friday or any other topic. Thanks.

 

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