Per other's suggestions, rip the cds to mp3s and stick them on a USB drive. If you are unsure how to rip, use a free program like VLC Player. It's very simple and heasy. Here's a guide on how to use it to rip cds: https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-rip-cds-with-vlcHave had no luck finding the answer to playing CD audio books in my new S60. Only connection I can find is the usb like the car play is hooked to. What have new owners done to be able to play CDs??? Thanks from DFW TX
The same reason manufacturers moved away from integrated cassette decks. Obsolescence. It is 2020 and physical mediums are not in high demand. Few people buy CD's. Most purchase digital music and put them on solid state media (thumb drives). Making the need for 3rd party devices (tape decks, cd players, etc) a thing of the past.When I ordered my 2020 V90 Inscription, I selected the CD player option. It's a single disk player that's installed in the center console storage box. Not sure how the wiring is hooked up, but the connections must be in the center console area. I noticed, in trying to configure a 2021 model, that the CD player is no longer an option.
I'm old-school and can remember when an 8-track tape player was a big deal in a car. While I realize that, for many, the world has moved from CDs to digitized media, why the manufacturers chose their non-CD approach is beyond me. I also enjoy books-on-CD (used to be cassette tape!), and also have numerous musical CDs that I like to listen to, and don't want to invest the time to move to my phone.
Amazon has a car CD player that allows one to plug into the car's USB port. Honestly, it looks identical to the one Volvo installed in my center console.
Enjoy the chatter about this CD topic and agree with your generational comment. My guess is that, particularly for the more expensive vehicles in Volvo's lineup, a good portion of the people with the spare money to purchase them may be above age 50. As for me, age 66, it's not that I can't digitize my stuff; it's just that I'd rather not spend my time doing it. There's a myriad of Sirius stations, so it's easy to find what I'd like to listen to.This is definitely a generational issue. How many people under 50 pick up a physical newspaper these days? People read their news online because it's faster, instantaneous, and up to date. Newspapers are a day late and a dollar short.
Same with music. A thumb drive or SD card can hold 10's of thousands of songs. While we all still have our Old Casettes and CD's, they mostly collect dust. I either use my phone as a hotspot to power Pandora or Play music through my phone to car via blutooth.
Lugging around physical medium is a proverbial Pain in the Ass when everything is digital.
You're probably right for the most part, except maybe on east and west coast, where salaries are much higher due to cost of living. Where a younger crowd can afford to splurge on a 60-70K SUV. Not being a member of this exclusive crowd, I drive an 15.5 FWD S60 I bought with ~2000 miles as a demo / loaner CPO for $32k.Enjoy the chatter about this CD topic and agree with your generational comment. My guess is that, particularly for the more expensive vehicles in Volvo's lineup, a good portion of the people with the spare money to purchase them may be above age 50. As for me, age 66, it's not that I can't digitize my stuff; it's just that I'd rather not spend my time doing it. There's a myriad of Sirius stations, so it's easy to find what I'd like to listen to.
Technology is rapidly changing, but the wheel isn't being reinvented. Instead of people being tied to desktops, laptops are more of a mainstay. And smart phones are often replacing laptops for quick and on the go needs. Changes are following a logical line of progression. Unlike statistics from 20 years ago when only 50% of Americans had a computer and only 41% had the internet. Here's a graph of how much the world has changed since the 1980s! Graph is from the United States 2000 Census.I feel like I'm in a Twlight Zone (that's a TV show circa 1956-1964) dealing with ever changing "technology". Maybe, one day, I'll buy an electric car and be all caught up with technology (at least for a Nano second)
The lack of a physical dipstick is very irksome. My 15.5 decided to be an oil burner. I was ecstatic! However, I wasn't thrilled that I happened to check the digital dipstick and law "low oil" but no warning flashed on the dash. Volvo towed my car 90 miles to the dealer I patronize. They topped it off, replaced the pcv / breather, and sent me on my way. 2300-2500 miles as I rolled into the dealers bay, the low oil flipped on. All covered under CPO. Just not a fan of no dipstick to see where your oil levels truly stand. "Low Oil" is very generic! Anyway, I got new Piston Rings and Spark Plugs out of it.This will make my grandkids happy, and give me something to figure out. As for now, I'll continue to read a "paper" newspaper (in additional to digital access to the NY Times and Washington Post), read hard-copy books and use my car's nav system instead of Android Auto, LOL. PS: I'm still trying to recover from the realization that my V90 doesn't have an engine oil dipstick!