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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Now days if a car comes with Android auto/apple car play it`s not as big of a deal

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker1911 View Post
    Now days if a car comes with Android auto/apple car play it`s not as big of a deal

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    Ehh it is better but in 10 years those will be irrelevant. My volt had those and it just made nav easier. Didn`t address any of the other annoyances.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The ultimate test, as always is when the PTG comes out. The numbers do not lie. Funny to see the looks on their faces when that comes out. The Mercedes dealer was especially fun in that regard.
    That`s interesting...it`s been so long since I bought a car from somebody who doesn`t know me that I`d forgotten that an ETG might be a surprise.

    Although the guy I bought the Crown Vic from, like the guys who had the countless also-rans that I did *not* buy, didn`t bat an eye, acted like it was expected. He had accurately explained which panels where reshot and the quality of the work, can`t fault him a bit. Credit where credit is due and all that, some people who traffic in ex-LE vehicles aren`t all that honest to put it mildly.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Android, Apple Play...huh. We`re finding it hard to get decent rental cars with CD players these days. We still play *cassettes* in some of our cars!
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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Android, Apple Play...huh. We`re finding it hard to get decent rental cars with CD players these days. We still play *cassettes* in some of our cars!
    Bluetooth streaming is mainstream now. Probably your best bet for a rental.
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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Dan- But that would require a Bluetooth-equipped device to play the CDs/cassettes that we listen to when traveling.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    The last rental I had had satellite radio. Maybe that is something you would listen to.
    Treat it like it`s the only one in the world.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Dan- But that would require a Bluetooth-equipped device to play the CDs/cassettes that we listen to when traveling.
    Yes, and it would travel a lot better than cassettes and CDs!

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Oh we *do* appreciate Sat. Radio! Appreciate it when a Service Loaner is so equipped

    But we have a *LOT* of "courses/lectures on disc" (my usual choice for long roadtrips) and Accumulatorette and I both have our "usual traveling music" that we like to enjoy on certain drives.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    We actually have a decent sized collection of books on CD which we use for long road trips, and if I`m going on a solo trip in my car I`ll go to the library (remember those places!) and check out something new.

    Getting a CD player in a rental car is a crap-shoot at best. Most Hyndai, Kia, GM, and some Fords I`ve been issued do not a CD player. It`s all Bluetooth or USB connections if you want audio other than the radio. Some day, I`ll have to get an Audible subscription or find some longer Podcasts I can stock up on my phone before I depart.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    We actually have a decent sized collection of books on CD which we use for long road trips, and if I`m going on a solo trip in my car I`ll go to the library (remember those places!) and check out something new.

    Getting a CD player in a rental car is a crap-shoot at best. Most Hyndai, Kia, GM, and some Fords I`ve been issued do not a CD player. It`s all Bluetooth or USB connections if you want audio other than the radio. Some day, I`ll have to get an Audible subscription or find some longer Podcasts I can stock up on my phone before I depart.
    Call in and request one. The have to have some older models lying areoud


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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Fwiw they do make USB CD players that work with the USB port on many cars.

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

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    Fwiw they do make USB CD players that work with the USB port on many cars.
    HUH ? Not like I have picked up a CD in ages but the USB is not a data port in the cars...just a charging port.
    Unless I`m missing out on something >

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    Quote Originally Posted by mobiledynamics View Post
    HUH ? Not like I have picked up a CD in ages but the USB is not a data port in the cars...just a charging port.
    Unless I`m missing out on something >
    I guess it depends on the car, but a good amount of new cars use the usb as aux in. Most people rip CD`s to MP3 and then usb a thumb drive, but for those that still want/need to use a CD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By3pdlVoGAU
    https://www.etrailer.com/Car-Audio/G...e/3460023.html

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    Re: RANT:My Love and Hate of German cars.

    SD card is where it`s at IMO. My GTI has a SD card slot in the glovebox (which houses the infotainment system) and it has worked really well for me. Just stick it in a forget about it, nothing hanging out to get bumped or broken. I don`t really like Bluetooth as it uses battery life, but that`s just a personal quirk or mine. That and it`s hard to control from just the screen in your car making you fumble trying to get your phone outta your pocket.
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