2012 Chevrolet Sonic Long Term Road Test


2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ: I Want My MTV...I Mean XM Radio

April 13, 2012

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Looks like the free ride is over. Our Sonic's three month trial subscription for XM satellite radio recently expired. I've let the keepers of the keys know, and they'll be renewing it. Funny how you can get hooked on luxuries like this. I remember when satellite radio first came out like 10 years ago and thinking "why the heck would anyone pay for radio?" Now I wouldn't think twice about doing so -- it's so worth it just to avoid regular radio's annoying commercials and yammering DJs.

Yes, with most new cars that come through here having an iPod hookup, I can just play my iPod. Or, heaven forbid, I could even pop in a CD! But I enjoy the wide variety of music and other programming on satellite radio that's delivered without the aforementioned hassles.

What do y'all think? Is satellite radio worth it or not?

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 6,423 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic in VA is:

$147 per month*
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