Ok, I just installed this new stereo in my car yesterday and so far I am in love with it. It looks so much better than the stock HU in the daytime and at night. The display color red is super bright at night and it matches the stock VW looks perfectly.
As far as the sound goes, it is so much crisp and clearer than stock. The bass and the clarity are the biggest differences after I swapped in the Sony. It sounds like I have a sub in the back.
Also, this stereo has alot of neat little features such as USB port and Aux input in front for easy access. Their Quick Browse and Zapping features make it so easy and fast to scan through thousand of songs. You can literally find your favorite mp3s in a matter of seconds. This stereo is fast and I totally love it.
and guess what? it has built it crossovers! but the downside about this model is that it doesn't have iPod control. There's another model (same price) which does but in exchange for the crossovers. I picked the crossovers over the iPod control because I only use the USB flash drive to play music in the car.
I got this stereo on Crutchfield.com for $129.99 with no tax and free shipping. It also comes with free harnesses, dash pocket, euro atenna adapter, tools to take out the stock HU, and instructions. AWESOME deal!
If you are looking to spend $200 or more on Crutchfield then you can use my referral code: p1p31-wu8ag-2uy45 to get $20 off your purchase. I also get $20 off on my next purchase
If you guys want some night pictures let me know. I will upload them on here.