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    Thread: Did dealer steal my RNS510 nav?

    1. Semi-n00b
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      04-08-2012 02:39 PM #1
      Picked up a new 2012 GTI Autobahn last week. Only got to drive it off the lot and home because the nav screen wouldn't switch on, so had to take it back to dealer to get replaced. Long story short, they had to keep the car for a few days because the replacement nav wasn't in stock blah blah blah. Well when I got my car back, I feel like they downgraded my nav. I seem to remember having the RNS510 (with larger touchscreen, HDD, etc). Now I have the RNS315 (smaller screen, extra scroll wheel and buttons). I don't know if I'm just imagining it, because I have no pictures or proof of what I had before other than my memory. All the research I've done seems to indicate that I could have had the RNS510 (or the similar RCD510), but that doesn't necessarily mean I did. FWIW, most of the videos on YouTube I seem to find of GTIs (Autobahn or otherwise) show the RNS510 or RCD510.

      My question is: does anybody know if the 2012 Autobahn package is supposed to include the RNS510 (or RCD510)? Is there any way to check or know if I had the RNS510 before it was switched out? I really regret not taking a photo of the inside as that would have easily solved my question. Please help, as I'd really like to know if I was ripped off. Thanks.
      Last edited by 1ToBeOn2Wheels; 04-08-2012 at 03:03 PM.

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      04-08-2012 03:02 PM #2
      For reference, here's pics (courtesy of myturbodiesel.com):



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      04-08-2012 03:02 PM #3
      I'm pretty sure the RNS-510 is the better nav, but they stopped putting it in anything for the 2010 MY. I almost positive of this anyway..
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      04-08-2012 03:03 PM #4
      Nope. Car comes with the RNS-315.

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      04-08-2012 03:03 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      I'm pretty sure the RNS-510 is the better nav, but they stopped putting it in anything for the 2010 MY. I almost positive of this anyway..
      Correct.

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      04-08-2012 03:05 PM #6
      Ok, so no RNS510, but could it have been the RCD510?

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      04-08-2012 03:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ToBeOn2Wheels View Post
      Ok, so no RNS510, but could it have been the RCD510?
      Not in an Autobahn. The Autobahn comes with the RNS-315 as part of the package.

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      04-08-2012 04:24 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ToBeOn2Wheels View Post
      Ok, so no RNS510, but could it have been the RCD510?
      RCD is not nav.

      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      Not in an Autobahn. The Autobahn comes with the RNS-315 as part of the package.
      This.
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      04-08-2012 06:35 PM #9
      Thanks for the info. I thought I was going crazy.

    10. 04-08-2012 07:16 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 1ToBeOn2Wheels View Post
      Thanks for the info. I thought I was going crazy.
      You should also be able to see what model it is in the price sticker for your car. Also building a 2012 Autobahn GTI on the vw site confirms this too.

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      04-08-2012 07:28 PM #11
      This is why being a service advisor sucks.
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      04-08-2012 11:01 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      This is why being a service advisor sucks.
      We're all guilty of being paranoid at some point of GTI pwnership

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      04-09-2012 04:54 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      I'm pretty sure the RNS-510 is the better nav, but they stopped putting it in anything for the 2010 MY. I almost positive of this anyway..
      Especially revision E. Purchased it the other day along with a BT module and waiting for both to arrive Now I just need to get the dealer to give me the code for the 315 so I can sell it...

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