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The Subaru Ascent will be coming with Android Auto as well as Apple Carplay so rest assured.

If you want to know more about their infotainment system, apparently according to PlanetSubaru.com , the Ascent will be sharing the new infotainment system that the 2017 Subaru Impreza is using.

Which... if you look into, unfortunately isn't doing so well in the reliability department as a lot of people are having issues with freezing, just not working, etc.

Is anyone worried about this or do you think the issues will be ironed out in time?
 

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I assume most of the problems aren't electrical in nature and can be fixed with a system update whenever Subaru decides to release it. By the time the Ascent is released, they should've had ample data from the Impreza to iron out the problems.
 

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They should, and once they don't try to implement anything new to that system, we shouldn't have much issues except for maybe the random anomaly
 

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The issues are major enough that it might warrant an entire change of the hardware. Unless they set themselves back with older software. Subaru might be trying to cram too much in. Lucky for Subi, impreza owners buy them to DRIVE, but here they can't make that excuse.
 

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Which issues would that be?? Everything I seen so far at least has been able to get remedied by a update at the dealership and they're even getting compensated with $150 apparently towards Subaru stuff
 

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Which issues would that be?? Everything I seen so far at least has been able to get remedied by a update at the dealership and they're even getting compensated with $150 apparently towards Subaru stuff
I drove a Touring today and was extremely disappointed in the touch screen. It almost never properly recognizes gestures, and I can see it becoming infuriating to try to make quick adjustments with while on the road. Let's hope there's an update for this too....
 

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I drove a Touring today and was extremely disappointed in the touch screen. It almost never properly recognizes gestures, and I can see it becoming infuriating to try to make quick adjustments with while on the road. Let's hope there's an update for this too....
Interesting...you're the first person we've seen on here talking about this issue.
 

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I assume that the radio is already provisioned for Sirius XM and that there is a trial period. Anyone using it and have any opinions about it in the Ascent. The trial subscription in my Subaru BRZ is up in August, and I never activated the receiver in my RV. With the Accent, I will have three radios. So far I like the service, but if can live without it. It seems crazy to have three separate subscriptions when I can only listen to one at a time and then it will be competing against my own media that I bring along. I know there are family plans, but the cost is still a bit steep for the time I will actually use the service. How many out there will continue the service?
 

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I assume that the radio is already provisioned for Sirius XM and that there is a trial period. Anyone using it and have any opinions about it in the Ascent. The trial subscription in my Subaru BRZ is up in August, and I never activated the receiver in my RV. With the Accent, I will have three radios. So far I like the service, but if can live without it. It seems crazy to have three separate subscriptions when I can only listen to one at a time and then it will be competing against my own media that I bring along. I know there are family plans, but the cost is still a bit steep for the time I will actually use the service. How many out there will continue the service?
I have a portable unit that we use between home, motor home and car....have been using for over 12 years....one subscription..though likely will need another antenna for the Ascent, unless I can figure out a way to connect to existing.
 

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I assume that the radio is already provisioned for Sirius XM and that there is a trial period. Anyone using it and have any opinions about it in the Ascent. The trial subscription in my Subaru BRZ is up in August, and I never activated the receiver in my RV. With the Accent, I will have three radios. So far I like the service, but if can live without it. It seems crazy to have three separate subscriptions when I can only listen to one at a time and then it will be competing against my own media that I bring along. I know there are family plans, but the cost is still a bit steep for the time I will actually use the service. How many out there will continue the service?
I just picked up my Ascent and in my old car I had SiriusXM on all the time. I highly recommend it but I also paid $500 13 years ago for the Sirius forever subscription. I refuse to pay for it again but I can use the streaming forever as well. Since you have three vehicles I highly recommend you get the internet streaming so you can play it in any vehicle with only one subscription price.
 

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You can also negotiate rates with them as well. My parents and sister have done this for years as they do not want to lose customers. Even after I cancelled due to my portable unit dying they continued to send me offers through email.

The app /internet streaming is also a good idea like @Nemesis099 stated as long as you have an unlimited data plan
 

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I assume that the radio is already provisioned for Sirius XM and that there is a trial period. Anyone using it and have any opinions about it in the Ascent. The trial subscription in my Subaru BRZ is up in August, and I never activated the receiver in my RV. With the Accent, I will have three radios. So far I like the service, but if can live without it. It seems crazy to have three separate subscriptions when I can only listen to one at a time and then it will be competing against my own media that I bring along. I know there are family plans, but the cost is still a bit steep for the time I will actually use the service. How many out there will continue the service?
Kind of like car insurance. Why do I have to cover each vehicle in my garage separately, when I can only drive one at a time.? Oh I forgot, insurance companies have to make money.
 

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I just picked up my Ascent and in my old car I had SiriusXM on all the time. I highly recommend it but I also paid $500 13 years ago for the Sirius forever subscription. I refuse to pay for it again but I can use the streaming forever as well. Since you have three vehicles I highly recommend you get the internet streaming so you can play it in any vehicle with only one subscription price.
I have become accustomed to the interface built into the BRZ. I have tried all the various inputs including USB drives, iPod and iPhone for various streaming services. That all works great, but I do like just getting in the car and just taking off. I am certain that my wife is not going to want to fiddle with connections. I have a USB drive plugged into the port that resides in the armrest in the Forester. It has all her tunes so she just has to push on button and off she goes. She alway is late to leave for appointments so there is no time to set up and without her "Here Come The Mummies" to get her groove on, she will get cranky. I know from when I left my classic iPod plugged in. Having satellite radio just a touch away will help immensely. The 2017 BRZ radio is missing the Apple and Android feature that the 2018 has. There are plenty of other options that interface with the iPhone, but the apps are a little 'Kludgy". With the new Ascent, I hope the interface is more seamless. I have things set up so that I plug in the iPhone and it is "Hands Off". Here and everywhere else you run the risk of getting a ticket if you so much as think of picking up your phone. Having a lifetime subscription to Sirius XM is good incentive to go with the status quo. I hear horror stories about how once Sirius XM gets their tentacles on your credit card, you can't get rid of them. I don't mind paying full price for what I use. When I add up all the different services I have, each being a good value by themselves, the monthly cost is significant. That cuts into my beer and pizza budget and that would make me cranky.
 

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You can also negotiate rates with them as well. My parents and sister have done this for years as they do not want to lose customers. Even after I cancelled due to my portable unit dying they continued to send me offers through email.

The app /internet streaming is also a good idea like @Nemesis099 stated as long as you have an unlimited data plan
They always have an unadvertised promotional rate of 5 months for about $6 per month. Tell them you're going to cancel your service unless they can give you that rate. I've been doing it for about 8 years. The service is only worth $6/month IMHO.
 

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They always have an unadvertised promotional rate of 5 months for about $6 per month. Tell them you're going to cancel your service unless they can give you that rate. I've been doing it for about 8 years. The service is only worth $6/month IMHO.

@notoyotanow Which package does that give you?
 

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Congrats Nemesis099 - you are the only other person I've ever heard of in the 13 years that also purchased that deal ($500 for lifetime). Since it can only be "transferred" once, I've been paying for the subscription in the cars I've owned over the years.

I don't have "unlimited" data, so streaming doesn't work for me.
 
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