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I bought a 99 with a cassette. I found a cassette in the center arm console (60-40 style) and it played. I think it was Kansas or Pink floyd or something. That used to be so cool to not have the large 8 tracks.
How old you feel now J? :)
I remember the Zeppelin4 8 track, I was so mad one of the jumps was in the middle of stairway. "Dear lady can you hear the wind blow...KERCHUNK...and if you don't know"
Personally, I am a huge vinyl fan and despite their actually being automotive record players before 4 track and 8 track. I haven't used a CD or a DVD, let alone paid for one in 17-20 years. with everything I have almost a 1/2 Terabyte of music and whatever I don't have, there is Pandora.
I just have to think with all the technology of today, who carries a case of CD's and or cassettes anymore. I mean I'm admittedly old but I see value in an aftermarket head unit for our older trucks. They put out just enough more power to make the OE speakers sound better, you can often integrate your newer phone as a hands free option in a old truck. Hell even my '93 broadcasts wifi and bluetooth options with what I've done.
With the newer vehicles having more integrations with, and I draw the line at 2020 yr vehicles, addition of cell phones, NAVI, and modern conveniences, there is a host of amazing integration modules that allow you to retain many if not all the OEM steering wheel controls or upgrade speakers and amplifiers without losing those function.. and that feeds my inner stock-nazi well.
I mean to each their own, i just don't understand lateral/regressive thoughts when claiming to upgrading something, let alone sourcing from a junkyard something electronic exposed to the open air elements and electronics, +20 years old with no known history. Make it make sense
EDIT: And I'm not really here to piss in anyone's Cheerios, I'm just another perspective or opinion based upon my own MANY-MANY experiences.
Last edited on Sun Mar 26th, 2023 02:05 am by Undrstm8ed
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