I Installed Apple CarPlay in my 2007 GTI for Less Than $200

As my beloved MK5 Volkswagen GTI closes in on 200,000 miles, I’ve decided to do a few things to spruce the old girl up.

This includes but is not limited to replacing several worn or missing pieces, installing an OEM European short throw shifter and this new stereo.


I found this later-model Volkswagen head-unit on eBay for less than $200 and while it did take a while to arrive, installation was a breeze and the end result gives my slightly elderly German hatchback a feature that many new cars still don’t ship with.

I’ll share more about my journey with this car eventually but for now, I’m quite happy bringing my car into the modern age.

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