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Letter: Phasing out CD players in cars is disappointing

Phasing out CD players in cars is disappointing

I’m a semi-retired woman in my mid-60s. Although sometimes keeping up with technology is a challenge, I do try. I grew up in a time when we didn’t have cellphones “Velcroed” to our bodies 24/7. For that, I am so grateful.

Recently, I leased a 2017 car. It’s nice. It shows me what I’m backing into, let’s me know if I left something in the back seat, has a navigation system and I don’t even need a key. It has everything, except a CD player. Really? They tell me it’s a thing of the past. I’m sorry, but aren’t CDs still being made and sold in stores? Yes!

I’m not asking for an eight-track or even a cassette player, but for a CD player. I just assumed it had one until I went to pop in one of my CDs. Not everyone “streams” their music. What does that even mean?

Sometimes companies need to realize that older people – and not that much older – also lease cars. We baby boomers actually spend a lot of money on cars. I’m getting frustrated with everything revolving around millennials. Baby boomers are not dead yet!

Karen Terranova

Buffalo

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