for those that are oldschool in your headunit desires:
I just ordered two thru Zeb at www.1stvwparts.com They came out to roughly $130 shipped for two. I had seen these listed on overlandparts' catalog for $30 but they weren't able to get them. Overlandparts listed them as mk3 so I hope the display is green. Hopefully in two weeks I'll be able to tell you the results.
Krazee you were 100% correct, Its blue and red but I might try having a friend convert it to green.
After seeing this thread yesterday, I've been looking for something similar for my Corrado. This one doesn't have USB and not sure about the preamp, but this one is supposedly Blaupunkt/VW and has the black OEM look:
And this is the image they have:
I'm thinking about buying one of these for my Corrado, but one thing I worry about is that it sounds like they don't sell the wiring harness with it. Their page says "Fit most VW with factory pre-wired standard ISO harness". My Corrado has an older Sony stereo in it, so I imagine it has a wiring harness that's not compatible with this stereo.
"You can take my Corrado when you pry it from my Cold Dead Hands".
I have a head unit for sale. I bought it intending to have it installed in my Corrado but decided to go with another one instead. My ad:
We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
I got an older jvc kameleon kd lx100 with my rado and I love the way it looks, I think it suits the C perfectly. However as some others in this thread have noted, it doesn't sit flush, it sticks out about 1/4". I grabbed my dremel and cut that tab in the back of the bay off and now it fits perfectly. Also ran an aux cable and routed it to my ash tray.