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Morning All,

This is my 1st time of posting on this site, so please be gentle with me .. :)

I currently drive a 54 plate A3 s-line, but this is a company car, and
might be going shortly. I have been looking at my options as far
as new cars are concerned, and I really fancy getting a new GTI.

My question is, has anyone had any experience with the VW upgraded
stereo system in the Golf? My bro has a mk5, and the stereo is
useless, so is the ?600 option worth it? Does it make it as good
as the stereo on the mkiv, or the A3?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have MFD2 satnav in mine and I must say that the sound is OK - pretty good bass ( much better than my previous car ). By all accounts, the MFD2 is a considerable improvement over the standard install
 

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Daimianmkv, could you find the "mute" button on the MFD2? Sometimes I want to drive with the SatNav route guidance, but with no music. I can't find a way to mute the music but keep the SatNav working.

Eventually I found a "Radio OFF", but there is no "Pause" or "Stop" or "Mute" in CD player/changer mode.

MFD2 is providing a pretty good sound....
 

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>>Eventually I found a "Radio OFF", but there is no "Pause" or "Stop" or "Mute" in CD player/changer mode.

Why dont you just (not play) music when your using the sat nav?
 

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>>Eventually I found a "Radio OFF", but there is no "Pause" or "Stop" or "Mute" in CD player/changer mode.

Why dont you just (not play) music when your using the sat nav?
The SAT-NAV CD is in the head unit. All the CDs are in the CD changer. The MFD2 does not offer a "STOP" or "PAUSE" or "Mute" on the CD screen, so there is no way to stop the music, unless I take out all the CDs from the changer (that makes no sense)

On the GTI options, the multi-function steering wheel does have a "mute" button, but this can only be s elected if you order GTI. I have a GT TDi, so I couldn't get it.

VW says I can't retro fit a multi-function steering wheel. [:'(] Why in UK we pay more but get less!? The electric driver seat adjustment is only available in left-hand driver version, not in UK version, the multi-function steering wheel is not available, DVD SatNav is not available, TMC disc is not supplied, should we all move to Germany? We do pay a lot to VW UK! [8o|]
 

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I ordered this as an extra on mine, strange you cant get it in the UK...I have to say I'm a little disapointed with it, the volume and track s election and mute are all good but the phone buttons wont work unless u get a VW phone pack (crazy money for it). Also if I change the head unit I cant use the controls - there isnt an adaptor out there yet to link it to an after market head unit....I'm changing my headunit today and will contine to call autoleads about it.....no point missing out for good sound cause of 5 buttons!!
 

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Daimianmkv, could you find the "mute" button on the MFD2? Sometimes I want to drive with the SatNav route guidance, but with no music. I can't find a way to mute the music but keep the SatNav working.

Eventually I found a "Radio OFF", but there is no "Pause" or "Stop" or "Mute" in CD player/changer mode.

MFD2 is providing a pretty good sound....
Sorry - haven't been on this thread for a while. Nope - can't find one. I will ask on another forum to see if I can get a reply and let you know
 

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Thats one box that doesn't need ticking on the options list then. I don't think it will look OEM but providing it sounds better [:)]
 

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May need to upgrade the speakers aswell, I think the are a bit weedy IMO. I am happy with the MFD2 but I didn't pay the bill so....Am thinking about TV tuner / DVD player but not sure about it.....
 

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I've already got a set of 6.5 crystal components which sound very good, The Alpine amp that powers them (might change for a genesis) and the Diamond Audio Sub again powered by ALpine. Its just the HU, the one in the focus will go in..(don't laugh) my Escort Cabriolet, a ?260 ebay bargin. Which just leaves something like Pioneers all singing and dancing AVIC-X1 which has DVD & Sat nav for a bargin ?1150. If the MFD2 was as good as an aftermarket stereo I would spec it as it looks very nice [8-|]
 

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Daimianmkv, could you find the "mute" button on the MFD2? Sometimes I want to drive with the SatNav route guidance, but with no music. I can't find a way to mute the music but keep the SatNav working.

Eventually I found a "Radio OFF", but there is no "Pause" or "Stop" or "Mute" in CD player/changer mode.

MFD2 is providing a pretty good sound....
Sorry - haven't been on this thread for a while. Nope - can't find one. I will ask on another forum to see if I can get a reply and let you know
So this is the reply I got:

Selecting radio off from the sound menu would probably do it, or s electing audio AUX from the menu with no AUX connected.

Dunno if it works or not
 

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Thank you Damianmkv, it seems "Radio off" is the only solution. When I want to mute the CD, I have to first press "Radio", then "band", then "Radio Off". VW customer support is helpless, she said "if it isn't states on the manual, that means it can't do it!" I said to her "Why does VW need to hire you as customer support? They can put a voice recording to ask customer to read the manual!" She then promised to ask some one and will probably come back to me, or forget me forever. I started to miss my Merc now. [:(]
 

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I ordered this as an extra on mine, strange you cant get it in the UK...I have to say I'm a little disapointed with it, the volume and track s election and mute are all good but the phone buttons wont work unless u get a VW phone pack (crazy money for it). Also if I change the head unit I cant use the controls - there isnt an adaptor out there yet to link it to an after market head unit....I'm changing my headunit today and will contine to call autoleads about it.....no point missing out for good sound cause of 5 buttons!!
Can you take a picture of your streeing wheel? Maybe I can buy or exchange the steering wheel with you! I have that crazy money VW phone! (and it vibrats at 1300 rpm! ![:S])
 
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