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    Angry Honda/Alpine = Offensive & Insulting

    It's time for me to rant about my new '07 Accord audio system:

    In an electronic regard, I don’t think I’ve ever been more insulted than by Honda’s failure to include simple mp3 and CD-RW playback capability in their current flagship sedan, the Accord. To even think that Honda has the gall to boast about the capabilities of their “luxury” sedan offering-- Leaves me practically speechless.

    When you’ve got the likes of Ford offering mp3 disc playback in rental Focuses, to have Honda refuse to update their audio system beyond weak, cheesy, 20th Century, worthless 6-disc CD changer technology is absolutely inconceivable. That Alpine would continue to make such useless junk with no apologies or embarrassment in their failure, and that Honda would support such incompetence is beyond my level of sentient understanding.

    I mean, what audacity. What utter lack of regard for your paying customers. What arrogance.

    I’ve otherwise found Accord to be quite excellent-- But in making a couple of custom audio CD-RWs for my first drive off the dealer lot, imagine my scathing anger at realizing that this friggin’ 2007 MODEL YEAR CAR won’t play even CD-RW discs-- Lack of mp3 capability I can barely accept, but no CD-RW playback!?

    FU, Honda! And FU, Alpine!

    FU!!!


    (No language offense intended, hence abbreviation without use of actual phrase-- But it honestly reflects my sentiments in this regard toward Honda and Alpine. They deserve it.)

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    Honda is the low end. Acura is the high end. You wanna know the solution? CarPC! j/k.

    It sucks that your car doesn't have support for MP3 or CDRW, but with 6CD changer, you can put 6CD-R's with quite a few songs. And if you got the NAV system, I think there is a DVD drive then, so you can make an audio DVD-R which will hold a bunch.

    I am a little confused though, because I think my factory '01 Civic had support for CDRW's. Because I remember burning tons of songs over and over onto 1 lightscribed disk. Maybe they took this off for some unknown reason.
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    sorry - but it's not Alpine's fault.

    Honda tells Alpine what they want, Alpine creates what Honda has asked for.

    Blame Honda, but don't drag Alpine into it...
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    Arrow Carputer's In The Future

    A car PC (actually, a Mac Mini) is fully in my future plans, and I absolutely will be undertaking such a project (I've been planning to do so for several years, now). But since I just spent 25 Thousand Dollars for a car that doesn't play mp3 or CD-RW discs, I'll have to save up for another 6 months or so before I can afford to buy all the components and start that project. (And yes, I do have Navi, but that doesn't include the capability to handle DVD discs of any kind).

    There's nothing "high" or "low" end about expecting at least CD-RW playback in a friggin' 2007 model year car. Of any make. It's basic, rudimentary function. And even in the absence of mp3 capability, I've always liked being able to use CD-RWs-- They're a much better way to go-- You can burn a compilation, then when you get bored of it, erase and start all over again. Saves money and resources not having to keep buying old-*** technology, boring CD-R discs all the time. I haven't had to use CD-Rs for my car audio needs for over 5 years now-- It really angers me to have to go back to those dang things...





    &#^#%&@&*!!!

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    It's just that Honda sucks
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    stock HeadUnit.

    didnt know those exist except to use as a faceplate for a carputer.
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    still installing...

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    Which Accord did you get....?

    2dr Coupe 2.4 LX
    2dr Coupe 2.4 EX
    2dr Coupe 3.0 LX
    2dr Coupe 3.0 EX
    2dr Coupe 3.0 EX w/Auto
    4dr Sedan 2.4 VP
    4dr Sedan 2.4 LX
    4dr Sedan 2.4 SE
    4dr Sedan 2.4 EX
    4dr Sedan 3.0 SE
    4dr Sedan 3.0 LX
    4dr Sedan 3.0 EX
    4dr Sedan 3.0 EX w/Auto

    Some of the Accords come with MP3 Capability some don't...

    Rafster

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    More reasons to install a carputer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icecore View Post
    It's just that Honda sucks
    yeah yeah yeah Deutschland all the way!

    But I get 40+ mpg. How about you?

    German cars are great. Japanese cars are great. Only thing worse than an American car, is a Daewoo or any other korean made car.

    Just prodding people along! don't take me too seriously!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Just prodding people along! don't take me too seriously!
    Maybe you should offer the ones that are offended a Jaffa, since you have soooo many to get rid of...



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