Originally Posted by Brad Bishop
- CD Player (Still??)
- MP3 capabilities
loosing the CD (one that reads mp3 files burned in CDrs) in the car is the main fear I have. All my mp3s since 2000 have been burned to CDr - in folders named by artist and subfolders album name - this is the way I like it. CDr with 10 albums encoded my me in 320 bit rate, moduler CDs are. like floppies before them.
much cheaper media than USB per bit-storage. CDrs are 10-cents each via megamediamall/meritline/shop4tech.
NEVER buy CDs/DVDs/BluRay in retail stores - the markup is insane.
anyway. I just learned that the Fiat500 next year is dropping thei simple nob-based basic radio/CD player for some dumbarsed touchscreen over-technoid bull**** -so will have to move up my car buying sooner than though - just to get a simple radio!
not to mention the slow extinction of Manual transmission. the day I can no longer get a new car with a Standard will be the day I no longer buy a new car.
I loathe Automatics - had one (it was a free new car - so beggers can't be choosers) 15 yrs -hated driving it every single day. sad thing is she (Acura - so Honda so handled well - tight, not a boat) she would have been a blast to drive had she had a Standard to go with its great stiff suspension. but alas she did not.
so I got a REAL boat - with manual though! - and then shelled out for a DECENT set of springs/shocks/struts/ and anti-roll bar for my Yaris. and got a car that is fun to drive!
sure was a hassle though.
I rem. in the 70's and 80's most cars were run to drive - without you having to make then that way aftermarket wise. all he fun small sportscars rx7/ tr7/ x-19/Spitfire/Spider (both Fiat and AlphaRomao).................etc...........all long gone.
now all we have are boring barges ;-(.