As many people there is in the world that much opinions and tastes you will have.
I will not speak of others tastes and preferencies, but I will give mine.
In some cases OEM head unit provides touch of class for enthusiasts having exactly the same what car would have when leaving the factory.
In other cases OEM head unit provides peace of mind knowing this head unit will last long knowing that is realy good head unit which will last longer than many todays modern one.
If anybody wants special sound with subwoofer sound or similar OEM head unit will mean nothing to them as they probavly will replace it as soon as it comes from factory with their best head unit with amplifier and subwoofer in the boot or similar.
Each to their own.
From my point of view this particular head unit from above is Blaupunkt and as such it is much better build than many todays head unit. Sound is excellent and if anyone wants to enhance the reproduction with amplifier and additional speakers it can. It can also be added with mp3 player. iPhone or any other smartphone, USB stick or SD card with any music you want.
This is more than enough for me.
I am also driving MGRover cars because of thier build quality, performance, ease of maintenance and reliability. In the meantime I become ethusiast regarding these cars, but that does not change my initial thinking of these cars.
Todays electronics and cars are built to last exactly defined amount of time in order to support consumer disposal habits and buying new models.
I know that might be important for economy but I do not like it and I am much more satisfied with good "old" fashion lasting electronics and cars because I do not see or hear much advantage in any new car or electronic for my taste.
When electronic brings some features I need and they were not available before I will buy it. Unitl them I am more than satisfied with existing ones.
One of the finest postings on an MG or Rover enthusiasts' web site I can ever remember reading. Thank you Voice from Croatia. A real pleasure to read that.
Over the past twenty years or so, I have helped many owners of MGs and Rovers Worldwide by sending parts for their cars which are difficult to obtain in their own countries. Without exception, every one of those "foreign" owners of MGs and Rovers hold their cars in much higher regard than the average UK car consumer. Right that they do so.
UK Car consumers should not to be confused with car enthusiasts. The latter being hugely outnumbered by the former. UK Car consumers are increasingly buying cars in the same way as they do with various "White Goods" appliances. Been that way for many years now. Consumers using various media outlets, be that TV/Radio or magazines providing advice for the consumers. Being professionals, far too many assume their advice and opinions are gospel when in far too many cases, that is simply not true.
There are still many folks who tell me the reason my MGs and Rovers are so reliable and give near faultless service for many years and miles is because of their Honda or BMW engines. Yes, someone actually told me the K-Series in my car is a BMW product. A work colleague selling his car on the works Notice Board also highlighted the K-Series as a Hoinda. It must be, it's so reliable and powerful.
Many of those same folks having formed long queues to pay over the odds for foreign cars like Mercedes, BMWs, AUDIs and other stuff. Many having done so having cause to regret doing so following massive attacks by their superior foreign product on their personal finances. Best instance of that is my friendly always buys German neighbour who had to spend more on his Porsche to be repaired than I paid for my MG ZS new on the road. He also believes my ZS is so good because of the Honda engine. You could not make that up!
Folks will tell you they are not influenced by UK media negativity, especially the likes of Clarkson. Then merely listening to them discussing their next new car purchase shows they have been hugely influenced. Thanks to all those and the misguided agenda of successive clueless UK Governments, I can never again have the please of buying a new UK Built MG or Rover.
It's what Brits do ... or, just maybe, DID since June 23rd.
I live in hope.