Do I really understand that there is no longer a standard CD player? The Honda build site says it's a $310 OPTION.:surprise:
Would if one doesnt want to "get with the times". I understand that CD player may have cost $300 but whats the price on the radio tech for this new RL. Sure go buy one for $200 but I dont want to put it in the cost just jumped another $200 for install. Dont own a i phone and never will and yes the CD is dead. Would have been nice if they offered just a radio trim, no black tooth, i peed or dumb phone would be fine with me there nothing but tracking devices.Time to get with the times!
Physical media sales are declining but compact disc and vinyl are far from dead.CDs are dead, just like cassettes and 8-tracks before them. Most people have smartphones or iPods with their music collections on them. And all modern cars have Bluetooth. There is absolutely no reason for modern cars to include a CD player anymore. I think Honda actually threw tech hold-outs a bone by making it an option. Is it overpriced, well yes, but oh well. If you need it, you'll pay. But I doubt any other manufacturers who have nixed CD players offer an optional unit. Time to get with the times!
I can understand but dont. The wife has all this new tech in her CRV and shes buyin the songs she likes from I Tunes to use. Its hard to keep up, by the time we think where up to date somethin new comes out and we just got use to what we have. Then we say THE HELL WITH IT ALL, its all about the money and know matter what you do you cant keep up. There are much more important things as time goes by that your going to need that extra buck for later in life. The greatest stereo system is only as good as YOUR ears and the greatest TV is only as good as your EYES other wise its a waste, they still get the point across know matter what depending on the price you wanna pay.Because iTunes is proprietary, it's a rip off. To each his or her own.
They may be dead, but on long road trips, audio books on CDs from your local library are a Godsend. Has nothing to do with being at the front of the technology class. Not everyone feels a need to be there. This is a big, unnecessary takeaway for some. A $35-40,000 vehicle should have one.