I finally got around to getting on eBay and finding a replacement car stereo since the existing one has a broken CD player when I bought it.  I also ordered an attachment that allows me to play my iPod through the factory head unit while preserving the use of the front panel controls (as well as the controls in the steering wheel).

It turned out to install quite easily and now I’m into the 21st century!  No more lame cassette tape things or crappy FM radio things.  Now I’m directly wired in and my iPod gets recharged at the same time.  Happiness.

Now I guess it’s time to give the car to Evan and get another one.  And go through this all again.

Life would be so much more straightforward if I just had tons of money.  Got a problem?  Throw money at it!