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Not a Single Car Comes With a Factory-Equipped Cassette Deck Anymore

I think it’s finally time to get rid of your beloved Barry Manilow and Bette Midler cassettes.  Tapes aren’t making a comeback.  The dream is over.

According to “The New York Times”, we’ve FINALLY reached the point where not a single car model comes with the option for a factory-equipped cassette deck anymore.

You could still probably get one installed aftermarket if you wanted, but they’d definitely have to special order it for you.  They don’t have them around the shop.

The final holdout was the 2010 Lexus SC 430 sport coupe. They offered a factory cassette deck. The 2011s don’t have one, though…so that’s the end of the era.

Now that cassettes are gone, the big question is…how much longer do CD players have?

Digital storage and iPod hookups are clearly where music is going…you know, music that’s not provided free and clear, as always, by the everlasting and ever popular technology that is terrestrial radio. You’re welcome!

Here’s what the last Lexus factory cassette deck looks like:


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