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(Hartford Courant)   Got a CD player in your car? Not for long, you don't   (courant.com) divider line 253
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2013-07-27 12:49:25 PM
 
2013-07-27 12:51:18 PM
I have a cd player in both my cars and cant really imagine them going away.  I don't have any mp3 players, bluetooth or any of that crap.  While I have a smartphone that I think plays music I have never tried to hook it up to my car stereo. It just seems like too much hassle compared to popping in a cd.  Even if the CD goes away its not that big a deal to me.  I mostly listen to NPR on the way to work and probably only use the cd player 5% of the time.

What I am more concerned about is being able to find a new car with a manual transmission.  I won't buy an automatic.  At least not until I am 80 and my body is too decrepit to handle a shifter.  If that means I can only own old cars, so be it.  Every model should at least be offered with a manual as an option.  Right now the replacement for my aging corolla would be a fully loaded camry or perhaps a venza.  Alas Toyota does not current offer either with a manual, so I will probably either buy another corolla or a used 2009-2011 camry (on which the rare manual can be found).

A related annoyance: why do manufacturers generally only offer the manual on stripped down versions of a car?  I have also been looking at other manufacturers and models and it is clear that if you want all the bells and whistles you have to forgo the manual.  Why? They are not inherently incompatible.  If that is the choice then I will always take the budget car and they will lose out on some profit.
 
2013-07-27 02:17:19 PM

Ima4nic8or: I have a cd player in both my cars and cant really imagine them going away.  I don't have any mp3 players, bluetooth or any of that crap.  While I have a smartphone that I think plays music I have never tried to hook it up to my car stereo. It just seems like too much hassle compared to popping in a cd.  Even if the CD goes away its not that big a deal to me.  I mostly listen to NPR on the way to work and probably only use the cd player 5% of the time.

What I am more concerned about is being able to find a new car with a manual transmission.  I won't buy an automatic.  At least not until I am 80 and my body is too decrepit to handle a shifter.  If that means I can only own old cars, so be it.  Every model should at least be offered with a manual as an option.  Right now the replacement for my aging corolla would be a fully loaded camry or perhaps a venza.  Alas Toyota does not current offer either with a manual, so I will probably either buy another corolla or a used 2009-2011 camry (on which the rare manual can be found).

A related annoyance: why do manufacturers generally only offer the manual on stripped down versions of a car?  I have also been looking at other manufacturers and models and it is clear that if you want all the bells and whistles you have to forgo the manual.  Why? They are not inherently incompatible.  If that is the choice then I will always take the budget car and they will lose out on some profit.


You're usually better off going with the bare bones car.  Anything that isn't government regulated or deemed to be 'standard' usually isn't worth the headache of recalls or lugging around the extra weight.   Except the cool rims.  Gotta get the cool rims.
 
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