Enemabag Jones: fatkidinabeenie,This is How I ROLL!I want to see that work on youtube!
TuteTibiImperes: You could still buy a car with a factory cassette deck in 2011 - the Mercury Grand Marquis.
evaned: I have been in one situation where a GPS might have been extremely helpful. I was coming back from visiting my parents, there was a pileup on I-80, and the detour route was horrendously backed up. Probably would have taken at least 2 hours to go 10 miles around that segment of the interstate. There was no alternative route on my atlas's map, so I just sort of turned around and winged it, driving on random roads through farm country that seemed to go in the right direction. I think I might have hit gravel roads during that. I came out on the other side after like 20 minutes of driving, but it could just of easily have dead-ended. I have no idea if that route would have been found by GPSs*, but it would have been really nice to know that it would actually work ahead of time. (* Actually now that I think about it, since no one else was taking it and this wasn't all that long ago, I doubt not.)
Rik01: BTW, the TV ad for that high priced SUV cracks me up with it'sheated steering wheel. I snickered when they came up with heated seats, was impressed when they buried defrosting wires in the windshields, kind of stunned when they installed flat screen TV monitors and almost rolled on the floor laughing the first time I came across a guy who had to use his cell to call for a wrecker tochange his flat tire, not knowing how to do it himself.
Rik01: This is getting too long for the limited attention span of most of you but these are my memories.
ladyfortuna: I plan to have my car for probably another 8-10 years ('07 Matrix), or at least another five. Since Toyota didn't feel it was necessary to put an auxiliary in jack in the otherwise pretty sweet six disc changer... nope, I still have a long time where I'll be making driving mixes and burning discs./shrug
darth_badger: [cdn.gajitz.com image 468x391]
Langdon Alger: one thing that sucks about a touch screen is a lack of ergonomics. Actual buttons can have shape and texture so that one can operate them without taking your eyes off the road. With a touch screen its one big flat surface. Try and operate that thing without actually looking at it and you find that you've turned it from AC to heat, and you're listening to gospel radio. Or take your eyes off the road to fiddle about with menus and what not and wind up tail grabbing the ass of the car in front of you.
rikkitikkitavi: LoR75: rikkitikkitavi: I have bluetooth, which is great for calls. But why can't I stream music (pandora, MOG, etc.) via bluetooth to my car audio? That shouldn't be too complicated, should it? And yet, it doesn't work.My ideal dash wouldn't merely be a video emulator of the smartphone navi and audio output/speakers to play whatever I dialed up on it.Oh, and HUD for pertinent auto data.What type of car is it?With ours, I just have to turn on the car, turn on bluetooth on my iPhone, and then wait for it to sync. Once done, I have to press the media button over to bluetooth, and it works without issue.The only hitch, you have to be in park to do all of that. Can't do it while waiting at a stoplight or something.I just had to sync my phone once and now it always recognizes it. Although, you have to go into the settings of the car to turn on "stream audio through bluetooth" or something like that.It's a 2006 BMW 550i. I don't have the "stream audio through bluetooth" option. Perhaps on new models. Has an AUX jack and bluetooth. But no AUX via bluetooth. Grrrrrr....
LoR75: The only hitch, you have to be in park to do all of that. Can't do it while waiting at a stoplight or something.
Enemabag Jones: I don't care if they are texting, or trying to find that 'mixtape' in a subdirectory, stop farking around with your personal electronic device of choice and drive.
CtrlAltDestroy: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 850x267]Bluetooth, AUX input, integrated Pandora controls, and a CD payer. Love it./And blue//Can't stand red, yellow, green, etc car audio units
DarkSoulNoHope: I still stick with CDs in my car, since most of the music I listen to does not come over a terrestrial or satellite radio channel. (unless there's a radio station out there that has the tag line, "This is KBAT, we play all your favorite Goth hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today!") No one plays this song anymore at a Goth club either Dead Can Dance - A Passage In Time cept for me at a one time opportunity in Newark, *sighs*. The only reason you want to keep your CD player will be to play the songs you know and enjoy, at your own time and pleasure.
Rik01: BTW, the TV ad for that high priced SUV cracks me up with it's heated steering wheel. I snickered when they came up with heated seats, was impressed when they buried defrosting wires in the windshields, kind of stunned when they installed flat screen TV monitors and almost rolled on the floor laughing the first time I came across a guy who had to use his cell to call for a wrecker to change his flat tire, not knowing how to do it himself.
GoSurfing: How can you not notice the difference in audio quality from a CD vs 3.5 mm stereo cable connected to your phone?
BillArr: LoR75: The only hitch, you have to be in park to do all of that. Can't do it while waiting at a stoplight or something.Since you are posting here I assume you have access to Google....do some research, there are hacks/codes to disable this for many cars.
Enemabag Jones: Note I have have a touch screen android device and the one time I tried to dial that thing when driving, it was just a biatch to do, unlike with a flip phone. Note I avoid doing this because it is dangerous.
Monkeyhouse Zendo: tetsoushima: [www.nobodygoeshere.com image 769x669]Are we finished here?AUX?Why the hell would anyone use stone age technology like that? My car and my phone should automatically connect via bluetooth and provide access to the music library either stored on the phone or a stream from the media source of my choice.
evaned: Fuggin Bizzy: ...and the outside temperature on the dash.Not knocking your preference, but as someone who never understood the use of that.... why? :-) Is it so you have an approximation of how much you have to worry about snow/ice on the road or something like that?
TuteTibiImperes: Eventually having a solution that would just mirror my phone screen on an in-dash screen through USB or a dock in the console wouldn't be bad though.
Mi-5: TuteTibiImperes: Eventually having a solution that would just mirror my phone screen on an in-dash screen through USB or a dock in the console wouldn't be bad though.Ask and you shall receive: http://www.chevrolet.com/culture/article/bringgo-app.htmlI think GM is on to something huge here, as it would seriously reduce to cost of in-car navigation, and you aren't subjected to the whims of an auto manufacturer of when or how to update your systems.
Fuggin Bizzy: evaned: Fuggin Bizzy: ...and the outside temperature on the dash.Not knocking your preference, but as someone who never understood the use of that.... why? :-) Is it so you have an approximation of how much you have to worry about snow/ice on the road or something like that?Exactly the idea. I totaled my pickup last November rolling down the highway in a light rain wondering if it was starting to freeze and should I be in 4WD to help prevent me from spinning out...when I abruptly spun out. The pickup whipped around backwards in the other lane, hit the edge of the road and flipped over on its roof, gifting me with a concussion in the process. Other than that, my daughter and I were un-injured. Seat belts really, really work; but we're getting off track.I had tried to put an aftermarket thermometer into the pickup for just that reason, but it really didn't work very well. My minivan already had the outside temp and once I had it I decided it was a sweet feature that future cars needed to have as well. If it's 32 degrees +/- 10 degrees, I assume the road deck is icy. (It can be icy at -20 too, but when it's that cold ice is really not very slippery.)
Monkeyhouse Zendo: AUX?Why the hell would anyone use stone age technology like that? My car and my phone should automatically connect via bluetooth and provide access to the music library either stored on the phone or a stream from the media source of my choice.
GoSurfing: Also, I still use CD's. I think a lot of you must be deaf. How can you not notice the difference in audio quality from a CD vs 3.5 mm stereo cable connected to your phone? None of you hear the difference? Also, the cd player plays the music louder. Not sure if it's just me or something, but every damn MP3 player I've ever owned, and every phone I've ever heard played through a car's cd playey aux input...it couldn't come nearly as close to the volume, and it had less quality. Also, I'm not an audiophile, so please don't give me guff on that.
thornhill: Ant: I want something like this, but I want to be able to pop the tablet out so the crackheads don't break my windows to get it.[jho-forums.s3.amazonaws.com image 800x532][jho-forums.s3.amazonaws.com image 800x600]There are plenty of dash covers that allow you to pop the tablet out.
MBP2112: Just swapped out the factory cassette in my '94 Gramparquis for a sweet Kenwood rig with HD, Bluetooth audio and phone support, support for IHeartRadio, Pandora, AHA, USB, Aux in, and of course CD. Less than $200, and because I work in radio, I get it comped. Gotta love it.Kenwood KDC-BT755HD
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