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    1. Member Lord_Verminaard's Avatar
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      Apr 6th, 2004
      Columbus, OH
      1981 Scirocco S, 2008 Audi A3 2.0T, 2008 GTI, 1976 Kawasaki KZ400
      02-06-2019 09:23 AM #1
      Hi all, looking for some direction.

      I just got a new to me MKV GTI, love the car. Previous owner put in a crappy single-din head unit with amp and giant subwoofer in the hatch. It actually does sound pretty good, but it doesn't have all the features I want, and I also have a 4-year old kid so I don't need the sub as much as I need the extra hatch space.

      Here's what I am looking for:
      1. Double-din
      2. Touchscreen
      3. Sirius/XM capable
      4. Bluetooth for hands-free and streaming
      5. Works with factory steering wheel controls

      Other things that are nice but not required:

      5. USB for charging and media
      6. Digital or HD FM capable for song/station info
      7. Nav or the ability to use the nav on my phone to run the unit.

      I use an Android phone if it matters.

      I never use CD/DVD so I don't need it.

      I'm not against putting an OEM radio in it, some of the newer units in the MK6/MK7 cars are pretty nice but pricey. I've looked on Crutchfield, etc.. and most of the offerings that have some of the things I want also have a ton more features that I wouldn't use and are also very costly. I'd like to keep the price under $200 if possible, the lower the better.

      Does such a thing exist or am I being too optimistic?

      '81 Scirocco 'S ...
      '08 Audi A3 2.0T FWD 6MT
      '08 GTI 2-doors, 3 pedals, no sunroof.
      '76 Kawasaki KZ400

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    3. Member MattRabbit's Avatar
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      Mar 16th, 2000
      Orlando, FL
      81 Rabbit Diesel, 15 Golf SE TDI, 14 Beetle TDI
      03-22-2019 04:55 PM #2
      If I were you, I'd put an RCD-330+ in it. It's a Chineseum stock stereo that costs around $200. You can get android auto or apple carplay too.
      1981 Rabbit Diesel
      2001 Golf GLS TDI (Sold!)
      2015 Golf SE TDI
      2014 Beetle TDI (Wife's)

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