Is it reasonable to try to have somebody sell you a car stereo with satellite radio, and install it? Or is this whole market such a mess that it is a bad idea to even try?
I had the car in the shop for several days for something else, and tried to have this done by a subcontractor they recommended, and the guy came but didn’t do the job, never called, and failed to return one call. He was going to install a model he recommended and was going to sell it to me as well. Never took the money, either.
So, looking around on the web, I find a few places, but all have reviews that say they are thieves, and they damaged equipment, and they never did the job, and everything else one might worry about.
We went to Best Buy, but the clerks on the floor, after conferring amongst themselves and making some calls, had no idea if they could install the antennas they sell. They also did not know what to make of the fact that their radios are all much wider than they are tall, whereas the Jeep has a more nearly square hole in the dashboard, with semicircles cut out of the sides for the knobs.
Seeking clarity, I went to Best Buy’s web site, which described several installations they sell. I couldn’t tell if they could include satellite radio, but was even more puzzled because installations are only available online, not at the stores. The site offered to put an installation in my shopping cart…
Anyway, is this just asking for trouble, or what?