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Old 03-07-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I dont even play cd's anymore let alone cassettes.
My 2008 audi has NEITHER!
Just two slots for sd cards, ipod input, and sirius radio. Nowadays cars come with large hard drives for music storage, pandora radio, etc.
Cassettes and cd's are going the way of the 8track.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My 72 year old dad seems to be on top of things. He has a large collection of records that he started assembling in the 1960's. I remember that we also had a reel to reel tape player that he had recorded all of his records on. When cassete players came out he recorded those records to tape allowing him to listen to them in his car. A few years back he bought a record player that he could play the records and download to his computer and then download to his MP3 player. That is where he is now. The music he likes may be old but the technology has always allowed him to listen to what he likes. Each step of the way things have gotten smaller and the storage capacity has increased. I can see why the car companies have stopped installing cassette and CD players in the cars. Just no need for them anymore.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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Lexus was the last manufacture to include a cassete player. 2010 was the last year to have a cassete player in a car.
Yep.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/au...s/06AUDIO.html
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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I've seen GM vehicles built past the year 2000 with cassette decks.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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I'm waiting for CD players to disappear at this point since I use MP3 and Bluetooth exclusively at this point.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
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I've seen GM vehicles built past the year 2000 with cassette decks.
Cassette players were pretty much completely phased out with the last generation changes of most GM vehicles. The audio systems in the next generation vehicles were completely designed without cassettes in mind. But even towards the end of those last generations that could be had with cassettes, you didn't see them much.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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jeez my post really sparked...
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:57 PM
 
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When did they stop?... When dinosaurs roamed the earth....
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Minnesota, USA
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my 1988 and 1992 Tercels both had cassette players. But check this out, when I rented a Ford station wagon (probably a Taurus) in May 2004 I was all ready to load up my CD's when I get in and see it had a cassette player. the car was either a 2003 or 2004, long gone I presume after cassette players could be found in cars.

Or am I wrong?

Did rental fleets have cassette players in the Y2K decade?
Interesting.

My 1996 Park Avenue did have a cassette player, but no CD. A CD player was available as an option, though.

My 2000 Chevy Malibu had a CD player but no cassette.

My 2001 Park Avenue is the same as the Malibu.

I think it began to change in the mid-late 90's. Remember, prior to then, a CD player anywhere was an expensive proposition, even though CD players were available since the early 80's and relatively common since the mid-late 80s. Maybe it was the Asian VCD* revolution of the mid-90s that drove the price of optical disc players down?

* VCD stands for Video CD, which holds audio and video rather than just audio, but is physically the same as a CD. They were the first mainstream home video format in China.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I think Lexus RX400 and 350 came with cassettes up until 2008 or so if not still. Looks goofy as hell too.

EDIT: I stand corrected.
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