No more cassette decks in new cars

Honestly I did not think you could recently have purchased a new car in the USA with a stock cassette deck. Apparently in 2010 the Lexus SC430 still had that option. The NYTimes has a story titled For Car Cassette Decks, Play Time Is Over in it today about the end of the wait to rewind or fast forward era in cars. Of course you can still get after market cassette decks.

“That nostalgic affection for tape holds no sway with automakers, though. For the 2011 model year, no manufacturer selling cars in the United States offers a tape player either as standard equipment or as an option on a new vehicle. The most recent choice for a factory cassette deck was the 2010 Lexus SC 430.” – NYTimes.com

For more info: nytimes.com/2011/02/06/automobiles/06AUDIO

photo credit: Ian Muttoo

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 7, 2011 at 4:35 am, filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.