Gman - I'm a bit late to this post, but sorry to hear about your problems. Although I did laugh (sorry...) when you mentioned that you always had to listen to the same song when you start car. Torture.
For me, the best thing to do was simply burn MP3s - and I can put 170 - 180 songs on one CD. The inital challenge was figuring out how to burn MP3 from my itunes purchases. All I had to do was burn my downloaded itunes songs to a CD - then rip them back into itunes as MP3. I keep the MP3 files in different folders than my itunes downloads.
So I've got 1,000 songs at any time and the idrive shows album name, artist, song name. And the sound quality is great.
Edit: One other thing, I don't have any of the delay issues with my CD changer that 7Heaven mentioned.
[His] 2006 750i Sport - Jet Black, 21" wheels, premium sound, luxury seating, convenience, comfort access, Sirius (Jet)
[Hers] 2008 650i - Metallic Black, Sports, Prem Sound, HUD, HD Radio, Cold Weather, Sirius (Shiloh)
Moved on from:
2005 645Ci (Ava)
2004 545i (Chief)
2002 330i (Kira)
1998 528i (Slick)
1999 540i (Sly)
Last edited by credit777; 12-11-2006 at 04:05 PM.