Re: IPod in your car.
My Honda Element has a mini jack in and I use it to that. I agree avoid the FM transmitters, I had three of them, all work poorly and frequently get interrupted. Tape works for my wife for audio books, as for audio, I have no personal experience so I can't comment.
FWIW I prefer to just grab the iPod, so an integrated unit that controlled my iPod wouldn't help me much....
Hey Moose... What happened to the no MAC gear for this PC guy.... Watch out... it's a slippery slope!
Once you go MAC, you'll never go back!
Ken Taraszka, MD