My CD player broke in the car. I can't drive without a CD playing. So I found a good installation and sales place and bought an Alpine that's IPod ready and sounds fantastic! Honestly as soon as I hit 70K on that car all the peripherals started to break. There' still no rust or engine mechanical problems but I have no rear wiper, and an intermittent clock (which doesn't matter now with the new receiver). All I can say is wow! It sounds terrific. Check it out. You can connect an Ipod, stick the Ipod in the glove compartment which is where the hookup usually is, and operate the IPod from the receiver. Pretty nifty huh? Of course I don't have an Ipod yet! But really I don't need one.