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Ford to Remove CD Player in New Car

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Ford will be removing the CD player from her upcoming 2018 EcoSport.

    I’m going to pause for a moment and ask you all to fill in the blank. The Ford Motor Company is about to introduce a car that won’t have a – now, if you guessed steering wheel, you’re a bit early. If you guessed CD player, you’ve been paying attention. Ford is making a car without a CD player. Instead, it will let drivers stream music and receive satellite TV signals. NPR’s Sonari Glinton has this appreciation for the car CD player and a glimpse of the future.

  2. SEANoftheDEAD


    Man, I still remember being 16 and having to buy a jack to plug my discman into the tape deck in my car.
  3. aniafc


    This isn't really surprising, I think. Mini cooper's won't have any brand new car's with CD players with the 2017 model year
  4. disambigujason

    Trusted Supporter

    my CD player in my Honda broke a few years ago; i miss it sometimes but not enough to ever get it fixed.
  5. Supernova Mar 1, 2017
    (Last edited: Mar 1, 2017)

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    My mom's 2015 Honda CRV doesn't have a CD player either. She did not realize this until after she bought it.

    (EDIT: and she wasn't too pleased lol)
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  6. Ferrari333SP

    Trusted Supporter

    I use my CD player every day; it's why I still buy CD's, so I can blast them in my car without needing an electronic device
  7. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    It's the beginning of the end.
  8. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    not too surprising. in fact, i'm surprised it's news - i didn't realize it was that uncommon by now.
  9. subplotofcrows

    A Grand Scene For A Color Film Prestigious

    The newest iteration of Mazdas don't come standard with CD players, either. I test drove one and you could only get the CD player on the Grand Touring model. I just thought it was the standard nowadays. I still use and love to have CDs in my car.
    Steeeve Perry and Ferrari333SP like this.
  10. dylan

    Most-liked person on chorus Prestigious

    I just want Apple Carplay on my Sync3 in my Focus already
    heymattrick and CMilliken like this.
  11. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    bluetooth in the car is unreal.
    Mr. Serotonin likes this.
  12. aniafc


    I know a few people who work at a BMW a dealership where I live. The majority of BMW's can get carplay, but it's not standard. They joke that people who want carplay say that until they get it and then they hate it haha
  13. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    the only thing that sucks about carplay is that it's buggy as hell with any apps that isn't apple related. So i usually just bluetooth when using spotify.
  14. davecerv


    My 2013 Chevy Sonic does not have a CD player. Just a touchscreen with Bluetooth, USB port, and aux port.
    My preferred way of listening to music in my car is via USB thru my 6th gen nano, that little square just stays in there at all times. Recently I have really gotten into Spotify so I also enjoy music like that.

    I do however still love to buy music through iTunes and having a physical CD. I fully support my favorite artists/bands.

    I only ever miss having a CD player whenever I buy a cd and I can't get listen to it in my car immediately.
  15. sammyboy516

    Regular Prestigious

    My 2016 Civic doesn't have one
  16. Schooner


    Haha these things?! I used to have to crank the music cause the tape spinning was so loud it would overshadow my tunes
  17. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    My 2015 kia soul came without one. Apparently a cd player was part of the "sport package"... wherever they can cut costs man...
  18. SEANoftheDEAD


    haha EXACTLY!!! These were the jam back in the day, even though they all sucked. Kids these days have noooo idea!
  19. ARo24

    Regular Supporter

    Haha, talk about behind the times. I have 2016 Chevy Malibu and there isn't a CD player...
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  20. DisloyalOrder

    Regular Prestigious

    I honestly thought no CD player was standard already.
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  21. RJ Knorr

    Regular Supporter

    I have a 2016 Terrain and it doesn't have a CD player. I love my Bluetooth
  22. jols

    Trusted Prestigious

    I still use these with my phone. Have to buy one almost every year because they short out.
    Schooner likes this.
  23. Kiana

    Goddamn, man child Prestigious

    y'all and ur new cars

  24. smowashere


    I still make mixed cds on the regular.
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  25. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    I have a 2016 Nissan Altima that has a CD player. The setup features touchscreen with Bluetooth capability, two USB port, and an aux port. To tell you the truth, I really don't use the CD player nor do I really buy them. Usually I just charge my phone in the USB Port, and use Apple Music.