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1991 Acura NSX: iPod Interface!

November 15, 2011

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Our 1991 Acura NSX has an iPod interface! Amazing, right? Here's how it works.

Step 1: Plug in tape adapter removed from your 1998 BMW into iPhone, place in NSX tape deck.
Step 2: Place iPhone in handy mini-bin perfectly sized to fit and prop up iPhone. Such prophets those Acura designers were.
Step 3: Select morning podcast.
Step 4: Adjust volume on iPhone, adjust volume in NSX. Repeat numerous times as the Fan 590 can't seem to even out its volume levels on podcasts.
Step 5: Comment to yourself, "Man, this sound quality sure does suck. I wonder what it's like with music?"
Step 6: Answer own question. "Yep, totally sucks even more. Distorted, almost AM radio-like, occasionally crackly. My Z3 sounds better, but it's eight years younger. Maybe we need head cleaner. He he, I said 'head cleaner.' Ah, but Mark's ye olde mix tapes worked fine."
Step 7: Remind yourself the car was built in 1991 and being able to listen to a podcast at all without resorting to the iPhone speaker at least puts the NSX ahead of the 20-year-younger Outlander Sport.
Step 8: Remember to bring CDs for drive home.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 47,656 miles

P.S. With the O2 sensor properly sorted, I'm looking forward to taking the NSX out for a proper drive soon. Even when stuck in traffic, though, it's awesome.

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