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    Thumbs down Lameness

    My car's the 4-cylinder EX-L sedan (4-door; Silver exterior/black leather interior) with Navi, XM radio, & 5-speed manual (automatics are a waste of time in my humble opinion!)-- You can get mp3 disc capability in any Accord-- But you have to buy the separate Honda/Alpine single DIN disc player that takes up all the usable space in your dash storage compartment, as seen here:

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    The separate unit goes here:



    There's a flip-up door that covers a decent sized storage area below the stereo controls and forward of the shifter-- That's where you'd have to put that damn separate mp3 disc player. That's also where I'm planning on putting my Mac Mini-- So even if I wanted to shell out another 300 bucks for a lame, stock Honda mp3 player, I couldn't mount it where it's supposed to go because that's where I plan to later install my carputer...

    But anyway, it's more about the CD-RW situation-- How in Friggin' name do you release a 2007 model year car that can't play CD-RW discs!? It even says in the manual, "Does not play CD-RW discs".

    That's great. Really great.

    And I doubt Honda told Alpine that they specifically want a stock head unit that doesn't play CD-RW. Maybe they told Alpine to leave out mp3 capability, but not CD-RW. There's absolutely no reason for that. Alpine simply shoved in their cheapest, lamest CD drive technology to save a buck. That's all there is to it...

    F both of them!

    Now I'm going to have to have a buttload of lame CD-R discs all over the place until I can get a Mac Mini and complete a full computer install...

    And oh yeah, the stock speakers in the Accord suck, also. What a LAME stereo system; geeze...



    But it's otherwise an excellent car, I must say. Sure, it's a common model, but it sports the highest reliability ratings, has excellent crash test results, will yield high 30's on the highway, cruises quiet and stable, has a roomy interior, and is reasonably zippy-- I really am just a modest guy in most respects, and have never been one that feels a need for speed (although I respect and understand folks who like that!). As far as 4-cylinders go, the K24A8 is a great engine...

    But I'll never forgive Honda for no CD-RW capability. Or Alpine. Those _astards!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geologic
    And I doubt Honda told Alpine that they specifically want a stock head unit that doesn't play CD-RW. Maybe they told Alpine to leave out mp3 capability, but not CD-RW. There's absolutely no reason for that. Alpine simply shoved in their cheapest, lamest CD drive technology to save a buck. That's all there is to it...
    I'll bet they did exactly that. Alpine said, "Okay, we'll do a headunit for you. You want it to play mp3's/CD-RW? It'll be a little extra..."

    Honda: "No, don't bother. We're busting the budget on this car already. We'll offer it as an upgrade to squeeze a little more cash out of people when they buy."
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    Thumbs down Someone, Somewhere Is A Profiteering Scumbag

    Whoever's at fault for lack of CD-RW capability, this is the most absurdly ridiculous omission I've ever heard of. Basic, cheap-***, generic brand CD players have had CD-RW capability for going on 10+ years now. You can buy a $15 portable CD player that handles such things. I've still got a 1993 Laserdisc player that handles &$&^#@ CD-RW audio discs. Fine, fine, fine-- No mp3 discs-- But gimme a CD-RW disc burned in standard CD Audio! I mean, throw me a bone, here!

    I was in an '07 Ford Focus this past weekend that my mom rented while visiting for Christmas-- It had mp3 capability. And it's a bloody rental car (i.e. doesn't get any more basic and cheap).

    I hope you'll forgive my ongoing rant in this regard, but this is truly, truly asinine and Honda/Alpine, or whoever is responsible for this insolent choice deserves to be flogged.

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    I thyink that the purchaser of the vehicle is at fault, since they're the ones who were looking at the car.

    Here's a hint: READ THE FINE PRINT!

    Sorry you don't like what you bought, but you are, after all, the one who made the purchase....
    You could have gotten a Radio Delete option, saved a few bucks and put in your own aftermarket hardware....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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    Exclamation Clarification

    Just for the record, I'm not unhappy with the car, overall. And I don't make my car purchase decisions based on the character of the stock audio system so installed. Such would be a preposterous means of choosing. I'd have chosen Accord even with foreknowledge of noted audio system dysfunction.

    I simply take issue with patronizing, blatant profiteering measure, and the disinclusion of basic audio facility-- Deliberate, even unintentional, omission of CD-RW capability in a contemporary car is unacceptable.

    Anyway, I'll give this a rest! When time and finances allow I'll begin in earnest my Mac Mini project; that which I've been drooling about since I began saving for my Accord 3+ years ago, and that which promises solution to Honda's stunning audio system blasphemy. Those bloody wankers.

    Thanks for enduring my rant, all! I'll forward my best effort to shut up on the matter from hence forth...

    Cheers!

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    Its probably cause ricers are going to violate the car anyways....
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoLogic View Post
    It's time for me to rant about my new '07 Accord audio system:
    Look in the MIRROR!

    You spent how much?

    Without doing research on a feature that is "important" to you?

    Whatever... your fault not Honda, not Alpine... No sympathy here.
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    wow - I don't think i've ever seen someone get so worked up over something so trivial....!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoLogic View Post
    Just for the record, I'm not unhappy with the car, overall. And I don't make my car purchase decisions based on the character of the stock audio system so installed. Such would be a preposterous means of choosing. I'd have chosen Accord even with foreknowledge of noted audio system dysfunction.
    My point is that you are the one who bought the car. One would think that as the buyer, you would pay attention to what you're buying to make sure you get what you want, with al the options or features.

    Again, f you have an issue w/ the stereo in the Accord that you bought. You could very easily have taken steps to provide yourself with an audio system that you'd be happy with, but you did not.
    That's not Alpine's fault. That's not Honda's fault. That's your fault.
    I simply take issue with patronizing, blatant profiteering measure, and the disinclusion of basic audio facility-- Deliberate, even unintentional, omission of CD-RW capability in a contemporary car is unacceptable.
    Welcome to capitalism. Honda is in the business of selling car's for profit.
    Don't like it? Move to a socialist country.

    Anyway, I'll give this a rest! When time and finances allow I'll begin in earnest my Mac Mini project; that which I've been drooling about since I began saving for my Accord 3+ years ago, and that which promises solution to Honda's stunning audio system blasphemy. Those bloody wankers.

    Whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    I thyink that the purchaser of the vehicle is at fault, since they're the ones who were looking at the car.

    Here's a hint: READ THE FINE PRINT!

    Sorry you don't like what you bought, but you are, after all, the one who made the purchase....
    You could have gotten a Radio Delete option, saved a few bucks and put in your own aftermarket hardware....
    On this car, there is no delete option though. I wish there would have been, maybe we could have had HVAC that wasnt integrated with the Audio controls.

    Although it sucks the cars design is from 2003, and the next model comes out in 08. So... like the civic now has, it will be on that model. I had the accessory MP3 player for a while bought it on ebay for $100, and sold it in prep for the car pc that I am about to do. However, you could look for a soundgate or other adapter to allow you to add another head unit if you dont want to do the car pc.
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