This is the CD Player that was in my most recent car, a BMW Z3. It didn't come as standard so was obviously fitted by a previous owner.
I really like Sony CD players for cars as they sound great and seem to fit in really well. Some are bulky and stick out the hole for them but this is great and fits really snugly.
This CD player is not a multichange version but I really only needed 1 CD in at a time so didn't see the point of changing it. I guess this CD Player was chosen for the car as the front pops off easily for security. As the Z3 is a soft top it needs this. The front is easy to put back on and just snaps into place with the minimum of pushing.
I like the fact this system lights up well at night including the buttons. This makes changing stations or CD tracks whilst driving simple, it also looks pretty stylish too. The only problem is that the radio changing channel buttons are quite small so you can sometimes press two buttons at a time. Not a major issue but still worth mentioning I feel.
I think you can pick one of these up for around £90 new which is pretty cheap. As it is a popular model there are also a few second hand ones on ebay for less than £50.
I think this is a good choice of car CD player if your looking for a pretty basic but value system that both looks good and sounds good. Iwould recommend.
All tech-savvy drivers want their car stereos to play MP3 CDs and have a hookup for an MP3 player. Sony shows that it gets this market with the launch of four new car-stereo head units. The bottom-end one, the CDX-GT110, sells for about £40 and has an auxiliary input on the faceplate. And of course, it plays MP3 CDs. The top of the line of the newly announced head units, the CDX-GT510, retails for about £100 and not only has the MP3 player jack on the faceplate, but plays CDs with MP3-, WMA-, and AAC- (iTunes-) formatted songs. It's also satellite ready, has dual preamp outputs, and can control a CD changer. The two middle units, the CDX-GT210 and CDX-GT310, have features in between the top and bottom units. While iPod integration would be a nice add-on, these head units should meet the needs of anyone with a hard drive full of MP3s.
This CD receiver is for drivers who want to take their digital music collections on the road. The new car stereo gives drivers more solutions for playing their burned CDs or music from their MP3 players in their vehicles.
The CDX-GT210 unit offers MP3 and non-DRM WMA playback support and higher power output.