My Dad had this, although I can't remember what year he got it, probably late 90's.
Our roads were riddled with potholes within a few miles/km from home, so when we left or were approaching home, a song would rarely play uninterrupted. If I recall right, his CD player use to resume were it got interrupted, so didn't jump ahead or behind a minute each time it got a bump.
During the last year or two of use before he upgraded to a CD car stereo, he got one of those mini-FM transmitters. They gave better sound than the tape adapter, but had a problem in areas with crowded FM, as a local station would swamp the mini FM transmitter.