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#1 of 30 Navigation
Feb 04, 2007 (10:44 am)
I bought the 3.2 two weeks ago and really enjoy it. Lots of comments from people on the street. One caution, don't waste your $1,800 on the navigation system. You can do better by going to an eletronic's store and buy something for under $500. The Eos naviagation system doesn't tell you street names. It will simply say turn in 700 feet. If the street is a state highway it will say turn in 700 feet onto state highway ###. Where I live no one ever mentions a state highway by the number, but by the name of the street. I've owned other cars with navigation and they are light years ahead of the VW product.
If you are looking for a great ride and a quiet ride with the top up, then the Eos may be for you. If you enjoy driving with the top down and the side windows up, you will still have a quiet ride.
If you are in the market for a convertible, the Eos is a must try!
Feb 06, 2007 (11:45 am)
I am very surprised to read this...We have a 2006 GLI w/NAV
and street names are displayed on the map...
#3 of 30 2009 Navigation
Nov 08, 2007 (1:36 am)
2009 Models will get the touch screen HDD based RNS-510 unit. Has at like 10 GB of storage for songs. Another 10 GB for GPS. SD card slot comes with it. Can record music from CD or SD card. MP3, WMA support. The list goes on and on. The tiguan will get it first then the rest.
#4 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [rv65]
Nov 12, 2007 (12:31 pm)
Some more pics of it. Very nice. Will work with the EOS but could depend due to CAN BUS version. They are making some versions for other vehicles as well.
#5 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [rv65]
Nov 12, 2007 (8:29 pm)
Also a premium bluetooth kit might come out. That kit will integrate with the RNS-510. Looks like a cool unit. The USA version will get Sirius support. This unit can be ordered but no maps yet. At least not until the Tiguan is here or the 2009 models come out. That's when a readily available map is ready.
Touch Screen Operation
Much improved TFT display
400 mHz CPU
Standard map display, or 2D or 3D
Audio Playback in MP3 or WMA formats
SD Card Slot for MP3 data which can be copied to the hard drive
30!! GB internal hard disk for
Videos while not in motion. It will play both audio CDs and DVDs
The DVD Maps are from Navteq not TeleAtlas
CD Changer, IPOD Interface, Analog and DVB-T Tuners can be connected (TV is Europe Only), Sirius Radio for USA.
If you are willing to want to have DVD's while in motion you can get a special german adaptor but this is probably. This might be a great option for those who have the Current EOS navigation unit. Then they can get a far superior unit. The USA unit has some mods but it's pretty much identical to the European version.
#6 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [rv65]
Jan 17, 2008 (8:56 am)
Who makes this thing, and will it sound better than the stock factory unit?
#7 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [lancelotlink]
Jan 26, 2008 (1:09 am)
Siemens VDO. They make the this unit for VW. Supposedly it does have better audio but it should give you more features. This is an OEM unit. There is also a backup camera. No word on US maps. The USA version has been spotted but nobody has maps for it yet. People have had to program it to work with their sound system. This unit should pretty much bolt right in. Some antenna adaptors will be needed. For those with factory CD/iPod will have to swap the CD ground and AUX ground to ensure maximum sound quality. Even rips music off the SD card as well.
This unit is called the RNS-510. The tiguan will get it first. When that car comes out then you could probably get maps for it.
One more thing it supports sirius and HD radio in the USA version.
#8 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [rv65]
Feb 02, 2008 (12:18 pm)
The factory cd meaning factory CD Changer. Still no maps.
#9 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [rv65]
Feb 02, 2008 (12:46 pm)
Do you know who manufactures the current stock radio?
#10 of 30 Re: 2009 Navigation [lancelotlink]
Feb 03, 2008 (1:34 pm)
Most likely blaupunkt does. Here is a hint. Most aftermarket stereo companies make the stock radios for most cars. Although Panasonic and clarion had made some but it's probably blaupunkt. Siemens for the RNS-510 and maybe others.