iPod for new Car

Discussion in 'iPod' started by photogpab, May 2, 2012.

  1. photogpab macrumors 6502


    Jun 21, 2010
    Just bought myself a new car (my previous vehicle was old... really, really old) so I'm getting used to this new car coming with a built in "ipod connector" and all that good stuff... love it.

    BUT, i cant use itunes match, because when i plug my iphone into the car, it wont let me use the "music" app to stream. the car only plays music that is already stored on my iphone (downloaded from match). i cant "stream" the music.

    frustrating, but i thought maybe i should just cancel 'match' and buy myself a big ipod classic or another ipod, store all my music on it, and just use it for the car.

    i dont want to spend alot of money. im checking ebay and all the usual places... any other places i should check that are more reputable? the refurbished ipods on apple's website are pricey, and they only offer nano's and ipod touches, which dont offer much capacity for the money.
  2. lee14160 macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2009
    Fruitland, Idaho
    Just suck it up and get an iPod classic 160 gig then you won't have to worry about music ever again.:)
  3. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2005
    I bought the ipod classic and just kept it in my car.
  4. Bsoapsasoplu macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2012
    like them very much

    I bought an ipod shuffle.I like it very much!!!
  5. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    The iPod shuffle may not actually be a bad recommendation because in my experience, the UI lag of most car iPod interface is so terrible that it eventually drives you mad. So at least with the shuffle you can drop a playlist you like on it and listen to it over and over again. That been said, i have an iPod classic in my car and like having access to all my albums on there particularly when I am on the road for a prolonged period of time. Best of luck in whatever you do
  6. cshel24 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2012
    I have a 2nd Generation Nano in my car and never had any problems with it.
  7. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    See if you can test out a friends old iPod model BEFORE you buy. The support for charging varies among car manufacturers. For example, my wife's Infiniti wouldn't charge her older nano but her new car does. If the car won't charge the iPod while you drive, it's a hassle to remove, charge, and return it to the car.

    Besides that, we both have "dedicated" car iPods now and it is sweet! Get some new music and just sync the iPod to get new tunes in the car. No more copying or burning!
  8. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    I like to run my 160gb iPod in my car so I have all my music at once. I am add when it comes to music one min I may want to listen to one thing and the next something completely different. Also its cool when my friends are in the car so that I have something that would please every one and not just me.

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