Should Ford abandon in-car CD players? Vote in our poll

Ford has decided in-car CD players are to go the way of the dodo, the dinosaurs and Charlie Sheen's sitcom career, but is the company making a mistake? Vote in our poll!

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Ford has decided in-car CD players are to go the way of the dodo, the dinosaurs and Charlie Sheen's sitcom career. The company recently said it would be ditching the optical format in all of its cars and instead focus on providing iPod, USB, Bluetooth and Internet radio connectivity.

That's music to our tech-loving ears, but how does this news make you feel? Will you be relegating your disc collection to the dustbin, or are you enraged by the apparent demise of this once wonderful format? It's about time we had a jolly good argument, so head over to our Facebook poll where you can sling mud, bad-mouth and generally impose your views on those less eloquent than yourself.

Before you go, you should probably consider both sides of the argument, the first of which is the inescapable truth that the compact disc is a format in headlong decline. Digital downloads now account for a crushing 98 per cent of overall singles sales and most new cars make it extremely easy to connect your iPod or a USB drive so you can enjoy your entire music collection on the road.

On the flipside, those wanting rid of CDs may have to pry the format from the cold, dead fingers of audiophiles the world over. These self-styled golden-eared listeners adore discs due to the fact they store music in an uncompressed manner, which delivers the best possible listening experience on high-end speakers.

But which side of the Soundgarden do you stand on? Is Ford right to take this step or is the company making a terrible mistake? Stop by our Facebook HQ, hit the like button if you haven't already (what took you so long?) and join the debate.

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