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It seems that the Trax does not offer a CD player at any trim level. Strange, because the Encore does...
 

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That is an interesting observation.

Who needs CDs any more anyway?
51.2 year old white males who drive all purchases in the auto industry. IF CD players are as superfluous as you say, why does Encore get one? Who needs CD's right ;)
 

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Perhaps the next redesign or facelift will see something similar happening to the Encore. It is pretty true that CDs are kinda defunct now though. Many computers don't even have a CD drive now. You just download or use a USB key for everything.
 

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Perhaps the next redesign or facelift will see something similar happening to the Encore. It is pretty true that CDs are kinda defunct now though. Many computers don't even have a CD drive now. You just download or use a USB key for everything.
but 51.2 year old white males still make use of CD's...

CD's are being kept around because they know the 51.2 year old male has a good chunk of cash invested in their CD collections after a nearly 20 year run on the market...
 

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I guess they figured there would be a younger crowd involved with the trax and so getting rid of CD players their would be the better move rather than in the Encore, which more than likely attracts an older crowd.
 

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I guess they figured there would be a younger crowd involved with the trax and so getting rid of CD players their would be the better move rather than in the Encore, which more than likely attracts an older crowd.
Yea that is probably it. The higher price point of the Encore is thought to attract older folks while the Trax is aimed at younger people. Chevy has made no secret of aiming the Trax at a younger generation. They have been trying to emphasize the technology of the vehicle, for example.
 

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Over all Buick has been known as a brand to attract an older demographic, although it's changing slowly with products that attract a younger demographic... there's no escaping their history any time soon.

I could be wrong, but it's one of the things I think could be the reason.
 

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Yea that is probably it. The higher price point of the Encore is thought to attract older folks while the Trax is aimed at younger people. Chevy has made no secret of aiming the Trax at a younger generation. They have been trying to emphasize the technology of the vehicle, for example.
Yes but I have the cash to purchase NOW and I WANT A CD PLAYER... I'm 65 and have no care for fiddling with gizmos, I want simple to use, simple to drive. Gas goes where?
 

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Yes but I have the cash to purchase NOW and I WANT A CD PLAYER... I'm 65 and have no care for fiddling with gizmos, I want simple to use, simple to drive. Gas goes where?
While I do understand where you are coming from, I think that taking a very short amount of time to learn how to hook up a phone or iPod to your car isn't that hard. You literally attach it with a cord and that is it. You can have access to far more music and you never have to switch CDs. Don't be afraid of learning something new.
 

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While I do understand where you are coming from, I think that taking a very short amount of time to learn how to hook up a phone or iPod to your car isn't that hard. You literally attach it with a cord and that is it. You can have access to far more music and you never have to switch CDs. Don't be afraid of learning something new.
Who said I was afraid? The wife and I have amassed a substantial collection of discs since the 90's.
 

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Having it all on a phone that holds GB's worth of it all is much better for many reasons. Just the better way to go, i wouldn't have it any other way.
and with a vehicle that has bluetooth... even better!
 

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Having it all on a phone that holds GB's worth of it all is much better for many reasons. Just the better way to go, i wouldn't have it any other way.
and with a vehicle that has bluetooth... even better!
That's why I love my android with Mini SD external memory ;)
 

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I remember back when I had to rip all my music from CDs to my computer though. That was a long task, but digital music is definitely the way to go.
long task and pricey too, especially if you love music as much as i do and value quality CD's to copy music to!
 

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long task and pricey too, especially if you love music as much as i do and value quality CD's to copy music to!
I don't see how its pricey. Costs the same as downloading from iTunes. Just takes longer to act as the middleman between the CDs and your hard drive.
 

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This was very disappointing to learn. The size and interior fit of the Trax is perfect for my needs BUT with NO CD player it's thumbs down for purchase. With a large personal CD collection and a public library that gets all the latest music on CD's I have to move on until GM fixes this issue. Will wait to see the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. Subaru Crostek is also an excellent choice as we have one in the family and yes the Subaru has a CD Player.
Paying more $'s for an Encore is also not acceptable.
 

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This was very disappointing to learn. The size and interior fit of the Trax is perfect for my needs BUT with NO CD player it's thumbs down for purchase. With a large personal CD collection and a public library that gets all the latest music on CD's I have to move on until GM fixes this issue. Will wait to see the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. Subaru Crostek is also an excellent choice as we have one in the family and yes the Subaru has a CD Player.
Paying more $'s for an Encore is also not acceptable.
My feelings exactly! We're not talking about substantial cost either, CD units are WELL amortised within GM's architecture, double disappointing considering the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka received a CD player in Europe.

Not including one is sheer arrogance IMO, GM is has demostrated throughout the process that they are not interested in the older mans money. From no advertising outside of millennial focused channels to no CD player... In all honesty I believe GM will lose more sales because of NOT having a CD player then they will gain because it doesn't have one, tech focused, whatever the rhetoric is...
 

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Unfortunately times again are changing. Time to save your CD songs as MP3 files and join everyone else. A lot less space taken up with a little thumb drive anyway. My son plays his songs in the wife's Trax from his iPod I think. ? Let me get back to you.
 
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