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Comment Of The Day: Gotta Have CarPlay Edition

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Photo: Farland Classic Restoration

Bigger, faster, quicker, more power, more space, more quiet. That’s the trend that cars have gone for decades, and we’ve probably reached a tipping point where the average car is far less fun to drive than it was in previous generations.

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It’s nice to be able to boil down your enthusiast needs to a few simple words. “Give me a modern Quattro with CarPlay.” is all you might need to say to get your point across. Audi might argue that the RS 5 exists, which provides what you’re looking for. It definitely slays, but the two are hardly the same.

Personally, I’d take an RS 2 with Car Play. That’d be pretty ideal for my driving choices. The RS 2 is plenty powerful, plenty fun, plenty good handling, plenty easy to use, and can handle the snowy nasty weather we’re experiencing in the Northern Sierras right now.

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MK6GTI might be on to something. Take me back to the “good old days” of cars, and I’m not even a Boomer, just an elder millennial. Maybe that’s worse?

Either way, for being able to boil down what you’re looking for in a car to a few simple words and a picture, today’s COTD victory goes to MK6GTI. Great job, don’t let it go to your head. Audi isn’t going to take your (or my) suggestion any time soon.

Jalopnik contributor with a love for everything sketchy and eclectic.

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DISCUSSION

3.5mm Aux plug.

Carplay only works for Apple people. An Aux plug works for anything that you can plug a jack plug in.

I gotta get me an anti-skip cylinder phonograph with aux plug for a Benz Patent-Motorwagen now.