My new car has no CD player :-(

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by kwadguy, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. dcottrell6

    dcottrell6 Active Member

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    Eastampton, NJ
    Seems to be the trend these days. I can say though, that I have not used the CD player in any of my last 5 cars so I won't miss it at all.
     
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  2. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Forum Resident

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    Orlando, FL
    What I think is amusing about the Renegade is folks buying them because they are Merican!

    The Renegade is built alongside the Fiat 500X in Italy- its the same vehicle. Jokes on them.

    The Fiat 500 and Abarth are assembled in Mexico with a US built Italian designed engine and an Italian built transmission- unless we are talking automatic then it's Japanese.

    And the new 128 Spyder is built by Mazda but with an Italian engine.

    It really is a global marketplace.
     
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  3. costerdock

    costerdock Forum Resident

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    Prescott, AZ, USA
    You think you have it bad - my brand new Pioneer CD Changer (glove box) doesn't mate with my brand new Pioneer head unit.
     
  4. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

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    NYC USA
    Not to digress but the CX-5 is a very nice vehicle. The guy I car pool with just bought one and I'm impressed with the value. His doesn't have a CD player either but it does have the Bose premium sound system. :)
     
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  5. RiCat

    RiCat Forum Resident

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    CT, USA
    So you knew it had no player and you bought it anyway so wats da beef?
     
  6. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    New Car... no CD player.

    That's the least of your problems.

    (I wouldn't buy a new car w/o a CD player.)
     
  7. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    You probably won' ever own a new car then unless you purchase one really soon.
     
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  8. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    MD
    Which one is against the law? That one.
     
  9. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    MD
    My Toyota Sequoia has it all, too, plus a navigator and bluray player in dash and screen in rear. I get the best of all worlds, wooohooo. I use most of them, but have not done anything with USB, nor do I use my phone for music. I use my iPod Classic,CD, satellite radio and old school radio, just depends. Controls on steering wheel. Some manufacturers just know how to do it.

    Great to have options and not be limited.
     
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  10. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    MD

    One word. Crutchfield
     
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  11. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    MD
    Now, that's a car I would not purchase for sure.
     
  12. Ozric

    Ozric Forum Resident

    What is Crutchfield going to do about it ? Most of what they sell are standard sized head units that can not fit where proprietary touch screen units fit and they have no way of dealing with the vehicle functions that are routed through the factory head units.
     
  13. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I will say some of those new pioneer head units look really nice. I'm tempted to retrofit my 2010 Accord. I'm looking to get an end of year 2017 Accord though and I was considering even putting a new head unit in that straight away, considering that there's really no info on what it even does regarding music. But if it can't even be installed in the new cars… then I REALLY don't know what my options are :sigh:


    I guess there's always duct taping a boom box to the dashboard
     
  14. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

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    Norfolk, UK
    Must admit not used the CD in my car once and had it over three years now.

    Mine takes up to 32GB USB sticks so filled one of those small micro USB sticks as full of my fave albums at 320K MP3 and all is good.

    Many years ago I would replace the standard size head unit and also the front speakers for something more up market but I really just cant be bothered now. The standard Hyundai headunit works perfectly adequate.

    I must say the best investment was replacing the standard tyres with Goodyear ones with the lowest noise rating. Was able to turn the volume down 5 points after having them fitted.

    Well worth looking into low noise tyres.
     
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  15. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL
    Car CD players are probably the most dangerous playback device for discs - I never let my wife put any of my collection in them except the known-cheap stuff in the sell pile. And I'm it very keen on that even so. I'm sure the discs will cook in there through engine heat and the sun, the changer mechanism is probably compromised by the space, the cases float around the car until they are lost or dropped on the garage floor, the discs sit uncased while fumbling around for a substitute, and you take your life in your hands navigating disc and track selection on the move. I'm sure there are some people here who can tell about the sound treatments they've made to their vehicle but I don't think music will ever sound very good there, so give me Bluetooth and voice control every time.
     
  16. Remurmur

    Remurmur Forum Resident

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    Ohio
    My retort would have been "Guess who just lost a sale ..." :winkgrin:
     
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  17. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    I just listened to some CDs I purchased from Goodwill on my way back to North Myrtle Beach from Murrells Inlet while on vacation.:goodie:

    Love my Toyota:goodie:
     
  18. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    All of these features and touch screen to boot, in addition to controls on the steering wheel.

    After seeing all of this about newer vehicles, just make me really, really appreciate what Toyota has done with this vehicle.
     
  19. Methodical

    Methodical Active Member

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    MD
    I've left a CD in my vehicle player for over 6 months and no melting of any kind - plays like new. I've done no scientific testing, other than leaving mine in for more than 6 months, but I don't think disc cooking in a player is a concern.
     
  20. bluesky

    bluesky Forum Resident

    I don't want another new 'plastic' Junk car.
     
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  21. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

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    los angeles
    my car has a CD player but no internal combustion engine. but it's a 2013 model.
     
  22. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    Location:
    los angeles
    this is a great idea. We swapped out the stereo on my wife's car and it's a big quality of life improvement.
     
  23. Kyle Mooney

    Kyle Mooney New Member

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    Central PA
    ^ This
    I use my FiiO X5 in my 2012 Civic - lack of aux jack would be a deal breaker. My X5 iii has blue tooth but I'd rather not use it if I don't have to.
     
  24. MrRom92

    MrRom92 Forum Supermodel

    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Finally looked at the 2017 accords - according to the documentation, USB file playback is only capable with MP3 or wma format... what year is it again? How does this thing not support FLAC? Other car manufacturers do it.
     
  25. Spin Doctor

    Spin Doctor Active Member

    My GF test drove a Rogue and she said it couldn't get out of its own way. She ended up with an Altima. I don't recall what the audio options are since she only listens to HipHop Nation on Sirius Radio.

    Very loud.

    Like set to stun...

    For my own vehicle, when I do needle drops, I compress the hell out of them (I know - evil incarnate) then convert them to 320 kbs mp3s (sounds fine to me) and just load them on a UBS drive. Because if I'm riding with the windows down in a dual exhaust Dodge Ram, I wanna be able to crank it if I want. Maybe even set it to stun...
     
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