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Posted: 12/2/2007 8:40:08 AM EDT
Just wondering.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:41:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 8:59:55 AM EDT by The_Camp_Ninja]
Nope, don't think so. What would you need with one of these "cassette" things, anyhow?




Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:45:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:48:27 AM EDT
I hope not.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:50:13 AM EDT
Ford Tarus has one.
I had to rent a car and it was a 2007 Ford Tarus (Only one they had left)
It had a Cassette plaer in it
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:50:43 AM EDT
No. Why the fuck would you use a cassette? CDs are cheap, easy to make yourself and don't take up nearly as much space in your vehicle.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:53:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 8:53:41 AM EDT by tom1000rr]
What is a cassette?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:54:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


+1
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:54:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


Cassettes Explained
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:55:30 AM EDT
MY 99 exploder has a tape deck. I'll sell it to you for 5,000 dollars. And I'll throw in a Ford Exploder, free!

I like my tape deck. I have one of those fancy tape-with-the-headphone-jack adapters, and I use it to listen to my iPod when I'm driving around.

I also like that my tape deck/radio has big ass buttons with big text labels that I can actually use while I'm (just for instance, here) driving my goddamn car. Do any modern car stereo whatsits actually have sensible controls, or do they all have 85 buttons the size of grains of rice and little silver knobs whose motion is barely perceptible?

Also, some company makes a tape deck that goes in 5.25" bays on computers. I want one!

~GnSx
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:56:11 AM EDT
Doesn't Ford still build all their cars with tape decks and 8-track players?

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:57:57 AM EDT
I was in a truck stop last weekend and saw a big rack of Cassette tapes next to the CD's. They were all new and looked like they hadn't been touched in years.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:58:56 AM EDT
What's a cassette player?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:01:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ampn:
I was in a truck stop last weekend and saw a big rack of Cassette tapes next to the CD's. They were all new and looked like they hadn't been touched in years.
Because up until about a year or two ago,big trucks still came with cassette players.
CD players don't work too well in daycabs,either.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:08:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


Cassettes Explained


Damn you! I've been pimped over.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:09:16 AM EDT
As a matter of fact, I rented a truck a couple years ago from Penske, and all the fucking thing had was a tape deck. I ended up buying a cheap portable CD player that came with a cassette adapter just so I could have decent tunes in the truck.

I do know that tape decks were installed in cars waaaaaay longer than they should have been. I haven't purchased a tape in 14 years, and I wasn't exactly an early adopter of CD's.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:12:59 AM EDT
I thought the Excusion line was discontinued? I know they make an extended-wheelbase Expedition to compete with the Suburban/Yukon.

Most of the crappy rental cars my secretary reserves for me have them.

Kharn
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:13:40 AM EDT
I believe you can still buy the players at AudioXpress(or however you spell it). I saw one in there a few years ago and about fell over.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:14:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


Cassettes Explained


Damn you! I've been pimped over.




My first Rick Roll.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:16:05 AM EDT
Lotsa road whores listen to "books on tape".

You can get them free from the library but they are tapes, not CDs....
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:16:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
The new Ford Excursions still offer them as a option on their 2007 models, mine has both a CD player and cassette

www.ford.com/vehicles/vehicle-showroom#/ford/ford-excursion-2008



You bastage. I fell for it twice. This is going to be the new 87.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:17:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By justsayin:
Lotsa road whores listen to "books on tape".

You can get them free from the library but they are tapes, not CDs....


Now downloadable from our library system. Technology rolls forward...
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:18:00 AM EDT
My 2001 Silverado has CD and cassette. The cassette player is a separate factory component.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:19:16 AM EDT
My mom's 2005 Expedition has a cassette deck and a single disc CD player.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:31:21 AM EDT
The 2008 Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR Roadster has a price of a half million dollars, and still comes with a cassette player.

Taken from the web page: Audio 30 APS AM/FM radio with concealed cassette player and 6-disc CD changer. Functions for the audio system are displayed in the speedometer.

Linky:Not a Rick Roll
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:48:18 AM EDT
Family's '07 RX-350 came with a combo cassette deck/CD player.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 9:57:48 AM EDT
Definitely available, but you'd have to look.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:07:46 AM EDT
My former brother in law sold new Chevys at a Chevy dealership back in 1989. Under regional equipment they had snow tires and heated seats for New England and other northern climates, and in the South, due to demand, you could still order a new Chey with an 8 track player. Who would be making 8 tracks in 1989? Lots of big 8 track collections down south in 1989, I guess.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:13:39 AM EDT
The only cassette I still own is the soundtrack from the movie "Desparado"
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:19:24 AM EDT
I have a lot of cassettes, some over thirty years old, and they still play fine. My 2001 Saturn LW300 has AM/FM, cassette/CD player. Great for books-on-tape, too.


Never had 8-tracks, but still have even more LPs. Now- if I cold only find a way to play my LPs in the car while I'm driving......
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:22:51 AM EDT
2003 dodge fullsize pickup with a tape and cd player.

For some amusement I still listen to tapes but mine are reaching the age where they are breaking on a regular basis.

I find tapes useful for recording things like people having a conversation or something. The sort of thing where you may not need a camcorder to have picture and sound but you want the sound so you can get quotes right and what not.

Burnig a cd is fine for computer stuff but tapes have a few uses just like some people still use their vhs player to record shows.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:49:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By saturnstyl:
The 2008 Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR Roadster has a price of a half million dollars, and still comes with a cassette player.

Taken from the web page: Audio 30 APS AM/FM radio with concealed cassette player and 6-disc CD changer. Functions for the audio system are displayed in the speedometer.

Linky:Not a Rick Roll
Mercedes was always the slowest when it came to offering CD players.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:08:08 AM EDT
My 04 Taco came with one!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:19:31 AM EDT
My old boss orders a custom 'vette every 2-4 years.

When the C5 came out in '97, it was his wife's "turn," so he tried to get them to put an 8-track in it, so she wouldn't want it and it would "become" his.

No dice.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:25:11 AM EDT
My 2006 Hyundai Tiburon does. I'm pretty sure the '08s do too.

I'm glad it has one; it's easy to connect my ipod to the stock sound system with a "headphone jack to tape" converter device.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:35:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:
Nope, don't think so. What would you need with one of these "cassette" things, anyhow?

members.cox.net/quadraphonic/8-track-Car-Decks/Panasonic%20RE-8840%20CONVERTABLE%20Quad%208%20Track%20Tape%­20Player%20%20(13).jpg




You are going to need this:

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:36:16 AM EDT
My '03 Expedition has one, in addition to a CD player. I kind of like it, because headphone-to-cassette adapters work better than FM transmitters for listening to podcasts while driving.

Link Posted: 12/2/2007 11:39:39 AM EDT
For all you "CDs are superior" people...

According to an auto industry mag I was reading a month or two ago, CD players are going to be disapearing very shortly. Within 6 years the CD will be going the way of the cassette. It takes up too much room in the dash. It will be replaced by things such as IPOD and MP3 player ports and memory stick and flash drive based storage formats.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:14:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Another-Bill:
I hope not.


Why.. they are analog and have advantages..
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:16:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 1:17:11 PM EDT by JaxxKat]

Originally Posted By Slacker:
My 2001 Silverado has CD and cassette. The cassette player is a separate factory component.

I think my 06 Sierra has one. so does my old Audi and Toyota ..

I like options
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:18:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


Cassettes Explained


DAMN!!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:18:48 PM EDT
Proud owner of a Chrysler minivan with a cd and cassette deck factory installed.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:26:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
For all you "CDs are superior" people...

According to an auto industry mag I was reading a month or two ago, CD players are going to be disapearing very shortly. Within 6 years the CD will be going the way of the cassette. It takes up too much room in the dash. It will be replaced by things such as IPOD and MP3 player ports and memory stick and flash drive based storage formats.


Good! It is about damn time.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:36:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
For all you "CDs are superior" people...

According to an auto industry mag I was reading a month or two ago, CD players are going to be disapearing very shortly. Within 6 years the CD will be going the way of the cassette. It takes up too much room in the dash. It will be replaced by things such as IPOD and MP3 player ports and memory stick and flash drive based storage formats.


well thats gonna suck.

some of us folks dont do ipods or mp3
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:16:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 2:51:01 PM EDT by JaxxKat]

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
For all you "CDs are superior" people...

According to an auto industry mag I was reading a month or two ago, CD players are going to be disapearing very shortly. Within 6 years the CD will be going the way of the cassette. It takes up too much room in the dash. It will be replaced by things such as IPOD and MP3 player ports and memory stick and flash drive based storage formats.


good thing cause i hate CDs and DVD formats, too easy to break or scratch and they dont fit in a wallet or eyeglass case like they should, my son has a sony format MP3 mini disc that seems better
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:17:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By tom1000rr:
What is a cassette?


Cassettes Explained




Did not take long for the Rick Roll.


Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:22:39 PM EDT
Do people here really not know what a cassette player is???
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 1:58:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Camp_Ninja:

Originally Posted By justsayin:
Lotsa road whores listen to "books on tape".

You can get them free from the library but they are tapes, not CDs....


Now downloadable from our library system. Technology rolls forward...


At $40-$200 each, libraries are unlikely to replace books on tape en masse, they are simply going to purchase mainly on CD or digital distribution from this point forward.

Having been in charge of a $30k purchasing budget at a public library as recently as 2004, I can assure you that we did the best we could--but there is no way we could have afforded to spend $35k to replace our existing tape collection with CD or digital versions.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:38:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
For all you "CDs are superior" people...

According to an auto industry mag I was reading a month or two ago, CD players are going to be disapearing very shortly. Within 6 years the CD will be going the way of the cassette. It takes up too much room in the dash. It will be replaced by things such as IPOD and MP3 player ports and memory stick and flash drive based storage formats.


Good. Can't wait!
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:53:05 PM EDT
The wife's 2005 Honda Pilot has one. Also a 6 disc CD. I was pretty surprised. Not sure if we've ever used it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 2:55:52 PM EDT
Kia still offers cassette players.
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