Yep; those of us Vibe owners who took a huge risk in '09 by buying a lifetime plan, helping to bail Sirius XM out of financial difficulty as their stock lagged at 63 cents a share, were thanked by a provision which prevents us from doing a one time transfer. Here are the rules for lifetime owners:
If you purchased a Lifetime subscription
Before June 20, 2005: Yes, it is transferable from one radio to another any number of times.*
From June 20, 2005 until September 7, 2007: Yes, your Lifetime subscription is transferable a maximum of three times.*
On or after September 8, 2007: Lifetime subscriptions associated with home, portable or dock & play radios can be transferred a maximum of three times.* Lifetime subscriptions first associated with or transferred to radios installed in vehicles by automakers or dealers are NOT transferable unless the radio is stolen, accidentally damaged or defective
So for us lifetime Vibe owners, we get a whole-lota-nothin' when it comes to extending our "lifetime" listening while driving. I need to keep this oil guzzler alive for one last cross country trip. Then, any additional time I get out of the car while living in tropical paradise will be considered a bonus. There are now plenty of listening options installed into current model cars that render XM customer service's bag of lies moot.
Live it up: There will be plenty of time to be old when you die.
** 2009 Vibe: 1.8 liter automatic **
** 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring **
** 2007 Honda Fit Sport **