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Very disappointed in the lack of stereo upgrade on 2012 TT

It says it is an available option in the brochure, but when I ordered my 2012 TT they said it was not at all available as any option. I don't understand why a standard FJ could get the JBL stereo but the TT couldn't, or why they couldn't even have it as an upgrade. But the extra annoying part was that it is clearly printed in the brochure. LIES!

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Re: Very disappointed in the lack of stereo upgrade on 2012 TT

right..i ordered my TT (not here yet) but i am very curious about the radio..ive heard bad things..what do you plan to do to upgrade? try to pay for JBL package or go aftermarket?
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Re: Very disappointed in the lack of stereo upgrade on 2012 TT

I have the JBL in my 2012 (not a TT) & it isn't that great, it's not bad, but it has no touch screen, no Nav & only supports (2) Bluetooth devices.


(2) Sounds like enough but no & if you plug your iphone into the USB port to control the Ipod it will NOT let you use the iphones screen to surf music, etc.

You have to use the buttons on the JBL & it isn't user friendly, button after button to switch play lists or artist.

I use MotionX drive from the app store with voice turn by turn as my Nav, but if you are plugged into the USB port it will NOT play the voice direction over the stereo, it will only do it on bluetooth IF you are listening to the ipod, if you are using the fm/am tuner while using nav, again no voice over the stereo.

If I new what I know now, I would have got the standard stereo & got something after market, although the sound/speakers are great so at least if I do up grade I can leave the speakers/subwoofer.

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Re: Very disappointed in the lack of stereo upgrade on 2012 TT

The radio/stereo is not bad in the TT. I have had a lot worse in new cars but it is 2012.

One thing I have noticed that useing the bluetooth for a phone conversation going down the road at 80, wind noise, it doesn't have enough volume to hear the other person very well.

It is not easy to use with your iphone because you can't use your iphone screen to pick music/songs.

I still like the FJ enough, these things are just minor.
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I'm convinced that it was a mistake during manufacturing, like the early run for the 2011 TT's that were missing the TRD wheels, dashboard gauges, rear AC plug etc. There's no reason that you wouldn't include the upgraded stereo on the TT, since it is the most loaded version of the vehicle. Fortunately, they remembered to include the upgraded stereo on the 2011's.

But truth be told, the main reason I didn't go with an in-dash navi in my 2011 is that the factory JBL setup in the 2011 NSSE is pretty decent. So maybe you're lucky that its missing, it makes switching to a navi that much more justifiable.

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I'm convinced that it was a mistake during manufacturing, like the early run for the 2011 TT's that were missing the TRD wheels, dashboard gauges, rear AC plug etc. There's no reason that you wouldn't include the upgraded stereo on the TT, since it is the most loaded version of the vehicle. Fortunately, they remembered to include the upgraded stereo on the 2011's.

But truth be told, the main reason I didn't go with an in-dash navi in my 2011 is that the factory setup is pretty decent. So maybe you're lucky that its missing, it makes switching to a navi that much more justifiable.
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Re: Very disappointed in the lack of stereo upgrade on 2012 TT

were talking about FJ's here right , not an Escalade ?

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The radio/stereo is not bad in the TT. I have had a lot worse in new cars but it is 2012.

One thing I have noticed that useing the bluetooth for a phone conversation going down the road at 80, wind noise, it doesn't have enough volume to hear the other person very well.

It is not easy to use with your iphone because you can't use your iphone screen to pick music/songs.

I still like the FJ enough, these things are just minor.
you can adjust the volume of the bluetooth phone by using the controls on the steering wheel. *turn it up*

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