Rental cars and iPods

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Applespider, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    Does anyone know if any of the car rental companies are offering iPod jacks now?

    If not, I'm assuming best way to listening to iPod in rental car will be buying an iTrip and using that?
     
  2. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I go on business travel almost every week and I have not seen an iPod jack in any of my rental cars. I agree with you that the easiest and most consistent way to integrate your iPod into a rental car is via an FM transmitter.

    Hickman
     
  3. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    Darn... I thought that might be the answer :(

    Ah well, give it another year or so hopefully...
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Boo on iTrip... I say go for the cassette deck converter (<-- I can't choose between 'o' or 'e' for the last vowel :eek: ).
     
  5. Applespider thread starter macrumors G4

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    Except that the last few cars I've rented have had CDs and not tapes...
     
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    I have this thing that plugs in to the iPod's headphone jack. They other side it a tape player. If you have a tape player in the car it a great and cheap way to player your iPod over you car speakers
     
  7. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Except what spider said, some cars don't seem to have tape players in them..

    FM transmitter right now seems to be the most universal solution.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    I haven't had a rental car in over 2 years that had a tape deck in it. I've had to resort to using an iTrip, which generally works pretty well, but isn't as consistent as I'd like.
     
  9. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Weird....every rental car I've been in in recent years has had a tape deck. The rental companies typically go for the base models, thus the tape deck.
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    I wish mine had tape decks. I don't rent anything fancy, generally Hertz or Budget, but I've had about 20 cars in the past couple of years and no tape decks. :(
     

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