If you have half-decent technical skills you could take it on yourself. Do a search on Google. There are a number of guides available and http://www.navplus.us is a brilliant resource.sat1983 said:Would go for it if I knew someone who fitted them for a few ££ Rich!!... ****** is that my car has the single din concert player.
benw123 said:If you have half-decent technical skills you could take it on yourself. Do a search on Google. There are a number of guides available and http://www.navplus.us is a brilliant resource.
The only real downside is that in addition to the cost of the RNS-E, you need the double-DIN cage plus some new buttons across the top of the unit. The good news is that the climate unit can be trimmed down (most people make a template and trim the sides with a dremmel), but it's still a little pricey.
:sign_omg: Wow that is a difference! I know there needs to be mods to the climate control on single DIN, but £250 difference seems a bit steep. I've bought whole cars for less. I have a Bosch jigsaw a fairly steady hand, and some black insulation tape if your are interested!sat1983 said:Trouble is Geoff most places charge at least a grand for fitting if you have single DIN. Which does make quite a bit of difference. There is a place called retrofit systems in Darlington which I'd try. They charge £750 for double DIN, but £1000 for single DIN...
mitch78 said:If you mean Ultimate Velocity, don't go near them. I was considering one from them, called to ask if they had any in and was told they did. I drove down on the Saturday morning (from Leeds) and when I got there they decided they wanted £100 more than advertised on their website, and would need a 2 week lead time to order one in. I thought that was bad enough, but then they decided to check with their "expert" fitter which version I would need. He replied with "What car? A new S3? Yeah, that's an MFD2" (That's the unit in the MkV Golf and new Passat) It was at this point that I left.
I can't remember where, but since then I've heard a couple of stories about the fitting that they've done too. Let's just say that it leaves a bit to be desired...
GeoffT said:Thanks for the heads up Mitch. The company I was thinking of were these. Ebay shop name is Autotronics. I don't know if there is a connection between them and Ultimate Velocity. As I said, I know nothing about them, just remembered seeing there Ebay entry.
I'm not looking at RNS-E myself yet as I only picked the car up on Saturday. I also really like the speed camera warnings on my Tomtom as they have already saved me a few points. I know the RNS-E can't do that although the guys on the Navplus forum are looking into it.
In the meantime I need to find a neat way of mounting the Tomtom. I really want to keep it clean looking. I am considering mounting it in the "no-smoking pack ashtray cubby" and running an extension for the GPS aerial, but haven't looked at it too seriously yet.