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    Well judging by the likes of Exposure, Rotel and now Audiolab with their new all singing all dancing CDP just been released
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    Could be the candle burning brightest before it goes out. I think we must be into the last few years of new CD player construction. Cars don't come with them anymore, that's always a tell-tale sign. Remember when a tape deck stopped being listed as an option? That's where we are at now with CD I think.
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    Yup I was a bit shocked when mine didn't have one but have to say its better without.
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    some relatives recently bought a skoda and automatically thought it would have cd , they are most annoyed it does not . they are senior citizens and not familiar with anything else
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Could be the candle burning brightest before it goes out. I think we must be into the last few years of new CD player construction. Cars don't come with them anymore, that's always a tell-tale sign. Remember when a tape deck stopped being listed as an option? That's where we are at now with CD I think.
    I take your point and agree (as CD as a music carrier is defo on its way out), *but* the absence of CD facility on car stereos now has as much to do with cutting costs, as anything else. The fact is, it's cheaper simply to omit it and allow the driver's own smartphone to supply the music instead.

    However, if you go into your nearest Halfords (for example), and look at the better quality standalone head units for sale, a lot of them still have CD facility, such as the Kenwood that's fitted in my own car. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise, as I currently down own a smartphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I take your point and agree (as CD as a music carrier is defo on its way out), *but* the absence of CD facility on car stereos now has as much to do with cutting costs, as anything else. The fact is, it's cheaper simply to omit it and allow the driver's own smartphone to supply the music instead.

    However, if you go into your nearest Halfords (for example), and look at the better quality standalone head units for sale, a lot of them still have CD facility, such as the Kenwood that's fitted in my own car. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise, as I currently down own a smartphone

    Marco.
    They did a survey of dealers years ago (can't recall which manufacturer) and asked the sales staff what was the thing the punters asked most about. Overwhelmingly the response was 'cup holders.' They were losing sales because there were either no cup holders or not enough cup holders. It was literally a deal breaker. So I think if enough people still wanted a cd player they would provide them. But I don't think anyone under the age of 35 would care. Under 25 they won't even know what it is.
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    I was initially a bit fed up my car didn't have a cd player but I enjoy putting tracks on a memory stick to play in the car, takes me back to making up a mix tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    They did a survey of dealers years ago (can't recall which manufacturer) and asked the sales staff what was the thing the punters asked most about. Overwhelmingly the response was 'cup holders.' They were losing sales because there were either no cup holders or not enough cup holders. It was literally a deal breaker. So I think if enough people still wanted a cd player they would provide them. But I don't think anyone under the age of 35 would care. Under 25 they won't even know what it is.
    Yup, for sure. That's quite funny about the cup holder!

    However, there are millions of CDs out there, and still enough folks around who want to listen to their music on them, especially in the car, which is why, to facilitate that, if you're willing to shell out for and fit a quality aftermarket head unit [and which will sound *so* much better than the cheap crap fitted to most modern cars, even expensive ones], there's still plenty of choice available

    How long that remains the case, however, remains to be seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    They did a survey of dealers years ago (can't recall which manufacturer) and asked the sales staff what was the thing the punters asked most about. Overwhelmingly the response was 'cup holders.' They were losing sales because there were either no cup holders or not enough cup holders. It was literally a deal breaker. So I think if enough people still wanted a cd player they would provide them. But I don't think anyone under the age of 35 would care. Under 25 they won't even know what it is.
    Mine has 2 fancy any size cup holders. They even light up. Really handy
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    Yup, that sounds cool, but you shouldn't be drinking at all when you're driving, and instead have both hands on the wheel at all times

    So you can really only use cup holders when you're stationary, or as a passenger.

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