So you think OnStar is free? No.
- basic subscription runs about $20 per month.
- Safe and soundfor an additional fee of course. OnStar will call 911
if they sense you've crashed. So will other motorists, of course.
- Add the unreliable MapQuest and there's an additional fee of about $30 per
- Then there's the diagnostics. No indication whether there's an extra charge
on that, but the same information is in the owner's manual and the vehicle's
- Hands-free calling. If you link to a Verizon calling plan.
Do you really need all these gadgets? Do you really want OnStar to know where
you are? If you're cheating on your spouse, can your spouse's lawyer supoena
OnStar's records? Or your boss or IRS to be able to check your mileage expenses?
General Motors makes pretty good cars. Why aren't they hyping the cars instead
of the gadgets?