allmet: you're right, with a remote it won't make much difference...and to be honest, most of the time I forget the steering wheel controls are even there! the stereo adapter to allow onstar and door chimes to work just came out. The week I got my outlook, I immediately went to crutchfield to look at replacing the radio (b/c of the reception issues), only to find out they didn't have the adapter. We've had it for 6-8 weeks now and the adapter is here, probably just a bit more and the steering wheel controls adapter will be in too. Wish Saturn would come out with a fix right now tho!!!