On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 04:36:39 -0700 (PDT), The old geezer
>Not for nothing, but how much would it cost 'em to put a cd player
>in the car. Or at least as an option? They still put radios in cars!
For what it's worth, my wife's new car is a 2019 Prius. She bought it
because it has every bell and whistle Toyta puts in a car, and it was
$5000 off because it's last year's model and they were looking to get
it off the lot. But when we asked if putting a CD player in it was
even an option, the dealership said they absolutely couldn't do it,
and they'd be surprised if a third party could install one because of
the big navigation/control screen that takes up most of the dashboard.
The car has XM satellite radio (the free trial runs out in a couple
months), regular radio, an aux in port and bluetooth. The bluetooth
is...well, to be honest it's pretty shitty. It's always a fight to
get it to hook up to my phone or her MP3 player, and it tends to keep
freezing up. The only solution we've found is to pull over (you can't
change the settings while the car is moving, even if you're the
passenger), delete the device from the car's bluetooth settings and
the car from the device's settings then re-add everything from
scratch. It's a huge pain. Kind of amusing though because my wife
entered the name of her car as "Miss Moneypenny" in her bluetooth
system, so I get a notification that pops up on my phone and says
"Miss Moneypenny wants to pair with you."
Ironically, my 2016 Prius (one of the last models they made that still
had a CD player) has bluetooth that works flawlessly. And I rarely
use it because I just keep CDs in my car to listen to.