When my car stereo/CD player first lost the CD player and then the FM stereo receiver I finally got tired of messing with an old 30G IPod video that had a weak battery I had to run it off a power bank. I ended up finally ordering a Kenwood bluetooth cd player from Best Buy as they didn't stock much but it was only 99 dollars. The thing works like a jewel 99% of the time... every once in awhile I have to turn it completely off to get it fixed but it is rare.Once upon a time my auto entertainment system was an 8-track or cassette when the radio sucked. Now I have bluetooth fed music from a phone.
Back then a tape was pretty reliable if you cleaned the head from time to time. Bluetooth aint bad but the other day my truck radio forgot my phone mid-song. It just quit reading the signals from the phone.
In the old days if my tape player ate a tape I could rip it out and pop in another……while driving. Yet when the ford sync forgot my phone the safety stuff would not allow me to "delete" the phone and re-pair, nor would it allow me to factory reset the infotainment system while in motion. It warns against ejecting a compact disc or inserting one as well. However it will allow me to manually dial a phone number on the keypad or manually scan radio stations one frequency at a time, which are actually way more distracting than ejecting a cd or paiting a device.
I can't say I miss that 8-track player but I do understand that first world problems can make one truely understand just how far we've come yet while still having the aggrevation of things not working.