2009 Mazda 6i: Tell Me Why I'm Wrong
May 25, 2009
I've been reading a lot of blog, forum and YouTube comments that have a similar theme.
They basically go like this (w/ some variation): "I'm waaaay too busy apexing corners, out gunning 911s and just being awesome in general to worry about an iPod connection. After a day of super incredible driving, I'd rather watch a bronco busting buddy film, slap high fives then down a Bud rather than worry about downloading music or whatever."
I call bull on that. Having an iPod connection is becoming a make or break proposition for many new car buyers. Mazda kinda gets it - they put a power point and the AUX jack together inside the center console storage box. iPod on > music > songs > shuffle. Set it and forget it. I get 16 gigs of music and I never have to worry about running out of juice or dealing with ugly cords. Sure, I'd rather have a standard iPod specific connection but this is a decent second place.
Brian Moody, Automotive Editor at 11,689 miles