I generally know my stuff when it comes to studio sound but not as clued up with car stereo stuff so hoping someone can help me out. I bought a Golf MK6 a few weeks ago and tbh the stock audio system is pretty terrible. I came from a Fiesta with technology pack which had aux in, bluetooth connectivity and the stock speakers actually sounded good enough. In comparison the basic spec Golf sounds really artificial with harsh highs and a very scooped hollow sound. I had looked into getting the next VW unit up but they seem really expensive new and 2nd hand ones require an unlock code or something? Seems more hassle than it's worth. Plus all the other models take up a double din slot.
I have the low end RCD 210 model head unit which I want to upgrade first as I want aux and bluetooth connectivity again. Am I right in thinking I can just get one of these fascia panels and use any standard DIN stereo? What about wiring looms etc? And generally will a new head unit automatically turn on/off with the ignition? My fiesta was all integrated/stock so I haven't used a "normal" head unit for years, can see me forgetting to turn things off and batteries being drained etc as I have done in the past..
This is the head unit I'm looking at. Any experience or indeed any reason I should steer clear of this particular brand or model?
Next up will be speaker upgrades when I can afford it, I think I just have the two small ones near the mirrors and two door speakers, nothing in the rear at the minute. Do they all have standard mounting points or is each manufacturer different just to be annoying?