Plain and simple, Satellite Radio Rocks!
I was skeptical at first but thought Id give it a whirl as I get horrible standard car reception in West Seattle.
After I purchased my car kit last year I was up and running in probably 20 minutes. No professional install required. I believe this is the case with most car kits.
While there is benefit to installing directly into your car stereo via wires, its certainly not necessary as all current models will broadcast from the receiver to an empty fm channel (of your choosing).
I now never loose reception. Im even able to retain my signal in the majority of the Seattle tunnels and overpasses and LOVE it.
There is such a huge variety to choose from and the price per month of 12.95 is definitely worth it.
There is something for EVERYONE.
Satellite radio joins TIVO as one of the gadgets I cannot live without. It was a small investment with a huge payout.