Play That Funky Old School Music, Hybrid - 2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

2004 Toyota Prius: Play That Funky Old School Music, Hybrid

May 07, 2010


A month or so ago, I mentioned that our Prius felt a little old school because it didn't have a rear backup camera. Well, I still feel that way, but there is something else that really drives the point home.

Yes, our Prius has a tape deck. A full logic control tape deck at that. You probably don't even know what that means do you? Well, I remember, sort of, but I don't usually give that information out freely.

It does bring up another question though. How soon before cars don't even have CD players? Seems like every new car has an auxiliary jack at the very least, if not a dedicated iPod connection of USB port.

I bet most interior designers would be glad to get rid of that big, wide slot that takes up so much dashboard real estate. What do you think? 5 years, 10 years?

Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 68,234 miles

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