Buy a VW Beetle, get a free iPod.
I think this is totally cool and as good of a reason as any to buy a new car. But iPods with cassette adapters? It’s 2003 meets 1993.
Sure is a missed opportunity for some nice custom integration. I’d love to be able to slip my iPod into somewhere discrete in the car (maybe in the glove box) and control it from the stereo itself. Come on Apple!
One can get a dealer-installed aux-in in the glove compartment of the mini cooper. But you’ll have to buy the ipod on your own.
Bwahahaa… I have the aux input (along with the MINI) on order as we speak. I can’t wait. This site: bridger.us/mini has had a lot of info on the aux input.
It’s just ridiculous that in 2003 cars that come with nice stereos don’t include this by default. I can’t help but think that a large hunk of the hip, Jetta-driving kiddies would love to see an audio-in port.
Most aftermarket cd players don’t come with aux-inputs out of the box, either. Some of the more expensive ones do, but why pay $700 for an mp3 player and then plug an ipod into it?
Why not buy a Aux output that connects to the CD changer molex in the trunk (Or behind the radio) check out autotoys.com
ipods are great best source of music out there.
ipods make traveling easy and less of a hasle, because you have music to jam to.
ipod is a god gift for your friends.
you could use your ipod to get your lady in the mood, with some barry white.
cars need a good ipod adapter because it’s cheaper than xm.
my friend has an ipod in his car and it so awsome.
ipod makes it easy and neater to travel, because you don’t have all your cd’s everywhere in your car because there all in your ipod
To expand on Phil’s point, there is a large chunk of hip, Jetta-driving 40-somethings who have iPods and wish they could plug them into a port, too. That way, we wouldn’t be jamming those Yes, Pink Floyd and Little Feat CD-jewel cases into our glove boxes.
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