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Golf MK6 1.6TDI S - Head unit and General

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Hi,

 

Wonder if some experts can answer two hopefully quick questions...?

 

Just bought a used Golf MK6 1.6TDi S 4 years old with 19k on it to replace previous car as I am doing nearly 30k miles a year and needed cheaper fuel etc. Bought from a VW dealer.

 

1) Are these generally reliable? anything to watch out for?

 

2) Being S spec it has barely anything in it which isn't a general problem but am probably going to need bluetooth for my phone and would like DAB and Sat Nav if possible. I thought about the VW unit RNS-510 but dealer said they were £2k! Then saw the Kenwood DNX521DAB and this looks to have everything I want and more, would this work as I don't have the steering controls etc is there any as good under £1K or is that a stupid question?

 

Any other thoughts on the car or possible upgrade are very welcome!

 

Many thanks

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I think the Alpine CDE-136BT looks like cracking value at the moment.  Does not do sat nav, but is only £190.  Need to add wheel control and DAB aerial to that price.

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The Kenwood unit - BiTurbo had the previous version in His VRS and that was a nice bit of kit.  I think you can retrofit the steering wheel if you wanted the oem look but its not a cheap process.

 

Ive not seen any reports on issues with that engine.

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Thanks DaveP looks a good unit but was hoping to get sat nav too as was thinking if I am going to replace the head unit then I want to try and get everything in one,

Thanks Shao_khan. I would love to retro fit the steering wheel and other stuff but the budget won't stretch that far, the stereo will be a stretch anyway and would like cruise control if I can too.

Sod's law after collecting the car I have been told I can have a lease car through the company I work for, now I am undecided as to whether it is best to keep the Golf and do the stereo etc or get a lease car? Any thoughts?

I think I would get approx £300 per month if I kept the golf.

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I've always taken lease cars from the company if its been an option, mainly because its then freed up cash for me to buy a 2 seater for the weekends.

 

I'm not the best to give advice on the benefits of that though - I'd start a separate thread in General Cars on own vs lease.

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