Yeah, looking to get something like yours but a 1.8 petrol
Feel free to leave some thoughts here:
Think I rambled too much lol. Been reading up on so many threads but it's a bit of a minefield.
Still not sure what the full spec differences are.
Can you pause using the steering wheel?
That's what I want to be able to do most - for a specific use case really - pausing language learning audio books on Audible (but also good in general to be able to pause to think with audio books).
To be fair I've got it on CD now, so the OEM head unit would work well for that if the steering wheel lets you pause.
But no using your phone properly for audio then.
The 2011 Si-T came with a Pioneer unit (Pioneer F930BT):
So having a head unit can be "stock" in a sense, especially if it's Pioneer.
But yeah, if you want the most full OEM experience, you want an EX GT, or add a sat nav to to an EX or ES to get that.
And I was thinking I should just embrace that. And would like to try the sat nav.
But I think I'd benefit more from the sound upgrade and audio convenience of a modern Double DIN if my assumptions are correct.
Sorry to read about the fascia and fitting issues. I read you could buy them for £135 or so using a forum discount from another forum. And they're still selling them but there won't be many left.
And that Halfords will fit it for you if you buy the Double DIN from them - for only £30-50. Although that was a few years back I think.
Bit of a minefield.
But yeah, I'm thinking of getting an EX and adding a Double DIN (and getting Halfords to do it if possible), to have something like a higher spec Si-T.
The other option is just to get an Si-T, even an 2009 or 2010 (which have Clarion Double DINs), and you can then just buy a modern Double DIN unit and slot it in I think.
But then you lose all that spec we covered.