If you’ve got one of those new-fangled iPod thingies (can you believe I dont?) and you’re thinking of buying a new Saab in the next few years – good news!
Apple has just announced a deal with GM, Ford and Mazda to integrate the iPod into the cars’ entertainment system. All GM cars, including Saab, will get the integration. 70% of them will have it in their 2007 models, though I doubt Saab will benefit from that as their 2007 info is already out and makes no mentione of it. I could be wrong, though.
GM said it would offer the “personal audio link” at dealerships for less than $160 (84 pounds) plus installation as early as October for some car models.
For those of you that have iPods but aren’t planning on buying a brand new Saab, there’s Carl’s Trollpod for the 1998-2005 Saab 9-5 or 1998-2002 Saab 9-3. The Trollpod is on the threshold of actual, real-life production as we speak. It’s scheduled for sales beginning in late August.