Dean, I was also disappointed with the C. Crane FM transmitter; the one I
use now is a Lyra but you can't really use it with the car because it has
both a transmitter and a receiver and both use AC power; but for good clear
reception on a stereo system, it's great except for occasional interference
from the people playing computer games or using cell phones or something.
The receiver has RCA outputs to plug directly into a stereo.