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Fall Auto Rally 2001
held at the Volo Auto Museum -- Volo, Illinois
by Rick Smith

Introduction
Subaru WRX
Porsche Boxster
Roush Mustang
Impala Police Cruiser
Pontiac TransAm Firehawk
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Ford Thunderbolt
Cadillac DeVille -- XM Radio
BMW M3
GMC Sierra
Thunderbird Classic

The XM radio is the latest in digital radio -- it is available by subscription for about $10 a month. GM is premiering this option in Cadillacs and will be rolling it out to their other divisions in the future.


2002 Cadillac DeVille with XM Radio


XM radio antenna

This is the antenna that the XM radio folks hope will be on a majority of cars in the near future. Read my article about XM radio.


Cadillac Instrument Cluster


Center console

While this radio will be popular in the mid to luxury market, only time will tell if it will be adopted in a majority of cars. (Their owners must also be willing to pay the subscription price each month.) But this is what people said about cable television and now it is a dominant force in the entertainment industry -- only time will tell.

BMW M3

Ford Thunderbolt

Dated: February 3, 2002 (updated September 2002)


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