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danteBirosel
10-01-2005, 12:19 PM
What's so special about starting your car with a remote?

Are you guys that lazy to open your car and then put in your key and manually start up the car? lol i dont see the point of the remote start. fill me in please.

Range Rover
10-01-2005, 12:22 PM
On a hot day it is nice to have a car start the A/C before you get there...


:)

chinny
10-01-2005, 12:25 PM
on a cold day u can have ur car warm up from inside the house

93 saturn sl2
10-01-2005, 12:26 PM
or in the winter, you dont really want to go outside in the cold and the snow just to start your car, remote start it and its nice and tosty inside and the snow should be melting on the windshield and back window..

Chevillac
10-01-2005, 12:30 PM
Or if you are being chased you can just start it up and unlock the doors and jump in. Honeslty Ive only seen people show off with it and the cold weather thing. Like mine opens my fuel door trunk rolls down windows and such haha.

danteBirosel
10-01-2005, 12:39 PM
i dont know.. for me remote start looks like a lazy thing to do. I rather just manually start my car the old fashion way.

Chevillac
10-01-2005, 12:42 PM
I didnt get it, because I knew I wouldnt use it and the module cost too much extra, it wasnt practical for me. Its about what you need though

chubby
10-01-2005, 12:46 PM
because its phat as **** to walk to your car and it start before you get there

bri487
10-01-2005, 12:49 PM
it is just convenient. at work (i work outside) i start my truck up 5 or 10 minutes before i get there and it is so nice to jump in it cause its cold.

KaeZoo
10-01-2005, 01:02 PM
If you lived in Michigan and had small children, it wouldn't take you long to see the value of it. It's nice to have the car warm and the ice off the windows when you finally have everyone suited up and ready to leave.

Slody4Futbol
10-01-2005, 10:41 PM
yeah it's gets really hot specially if you have leather... i use mine all the time... get ready 2 leave work crank it up and when i get 2 my car don't have 2 worry about it being 2 hot... unless i left my a/c off :-(

6spdcoupe
10-02-2005, 12:38 AM
Just a guess here, but youve never had a remote start have ya? If so you most likely wouldnt go without one now. ;)

Hook Me Up
10-02-2005, 12:58 AM
Basically it saves you the time in the winter of getting dressed going out to ur car starting it up and coming back inside all cold.... Also u dont have to put ur key in the iginition making it an added safety measure.

And yea on those hot days it is def nice

6spdcoupe
10-02-2005, 01:02 AM
Actually in some states leaving your keys in the ignition while its left running is illegal and ticketable. NJ is one of them.

Hook Me Up
10-02-2005, 01:05 AM
even more reason to get it

Fosgate Forever
10-02-2005, 02:34 AM
its perfect for diesel cars that need to warm up for a good while when its cold or pretty much anytime you drive it

kuijo
10-02-2005, 02:38 AM
I always told myself thats what id use my remote start for but i always forgot to turn the air conditionar or heater on whenever i left the car the night before, so it was pretty pointless. It got the attention of people though. I sat on my friends roof and made the car beep when it locked, got the attention of some kid on a bike and then turned it on, they freak out.

Decado
10-02-2005, 02:48 AM
For those that have no driveway and have to park their cars on the street, here in MN at least it is illegal to have your car started with a key in it. That is when a remote start comes in handy on those cold or hot days and you want your car to warm up/cool down before you drive.

danteBirosel
10-02-2005, 12:42 PM
lol what "if" someone randomly walking, saw a car start and hopped in and drove off with your car?

chubby
10-02-2005, 12:45 PM
lol what "if" someone randomly walking, saw a car start and hopped in and drove off with your car?

you cant put it into drive without the key

danteBirosel
10-02-2005, 12:49 PM
hmmm sounds useful.. that i know more about it now.

bri487
10-02-2005, 02:44 PM
lol what "if" someone randomly walking, saw a car start and hopped in and drove off with your car?

for one the steering wheel will ock without the key in it so they couldnt steer it after cranking the wheel so much. and also when the key isnt in my truck and you touch the brake it kills it. you cant get it out of gear without the brake on.

Tirefryr
10-02-2005, 02:48 PM
What's so special about microwave ovens? Why not just take the extra time to use a conventional oven..

snb778
10-02-2005, 03:19 PM
I agree with the sarcasm listed above. WHAT IS THE POINT!!!! AM I TO LAZY!!!???

How about YES, I am to lazy to wake up at 7 am. walk out into 1 ft. of snow, scrape the ice off my windows, de-ice my door locks, just to get in the car and turn on the heat. THIS IS WHY A REMOTE START IS WORTH 200 bucks. or so.

Fosgate Forever
10-02-2005, 04:15 PM
for one the steering wheel will ock without the key in it so they couldnt steer it after cranking the wheel so much. and also when the key isnt in my truck and you touch the brake it kills it. you cant get it out of gear without the brake on. mine also rengages the alarm once you push the brake so it locks the doors if you forgot to and there trapped inside because of the special feature of engaging the child locks when the alarm is on

kuijo
10-02-2005, 04:18 PM
mine also rengages the alarm once you push the brake so it locks the doors if you forgot to and there trapped inside because of the special feature of engaging the child locks when the alarm is on

Thats funny, and then get something that will slowly release some sort of gas into the car...

Decado
10-02-2005, 04:19 PM
mine also rengages the alarm once you push the brake so it locks the doors if you forgot to and there trapped inside because of the special feature of engaging the child locks when the alarm is on

Haha, nice.

danteBirosel
10-02-2005, 04:28 PM
Thats funny, and then get something that will slowly release some sort of gas into the car...


lol that would own!

Lil Poot
10-02-2005, 07:55 PM
thats cool and all but what about when he breaks out your window to get out lol

VOA_NIGHTMARE
10-02-2005, 07:57 PM
I have first remote starter finaly, and it took yrs till I got one. The only reason I have mine is it came with the car. I always thought I would never use it. But in the winter in upstate ny here its a pain to get up so early and go out and just scrape all the ice and snow off the car. The remote starter really saves you a ton of time. I figure it will take me about 25-40 minutes by the time I get up and get rdy and go out and scrape off the car and let it run to heat up and it is also illegal to have the car running with the key in it as well. So there are many good reasons to owne one. If you figure in the cost of having to warm your car up for 30 minutes or get the a/c going in your case and figure the cost is $200 to have one installed. After 2 weeks your time you save would pay for owning it.

danteBirosel
10-02-2005, 09:16 PM
yeah but i dont really need it. because i live over here in san diego cali and dont really need to heat up my car. It is in the garage most times and will need a few minutes to heat up.

VOA_NIGHTMARE
10-02-2005, 10:14 PM
yeah but i dont really need it. because i live over here in san diego cali and dont really need to heat up my car. It is in the garage most times and will need a few minutes to heat up.


You didnt ask if you needed it, you asked what was so special about them :0)

Trancer
10-02-2005, 10:19 PM
Convenience > You

danteBirosel
10-02-2005, 10:47 PM
i was just replying to the post on what they said about the remote starters. I know i didnt say anything about getting a remote starter but like i said, i was just applying myself to the position of those that live in cold areas.

squeak9798
10-03-2005, 03:32 AM
Actually in some states leaving your keys in the ignition while its left running is illegal and ticketable. NJ is one of them.

Which is another nice thing. If you want to run into a gas station or something, but want to leave your car running w/o leaving the keys in it, you just pop on the remote start, and the car will remain running after you pull the keys out of the ignition. Then someone can not drive away with your car, and you are also legal.


I used to do it all the time in the local "large city"....which has a considerably high crime rate compared to my home town.

squeak9798
10-03-2005, 03:33 AM
What's so special about microwave ovens? Why not just take the extra time to use a conventional oven..


What's so special about conventional ovens? Are you too lazy to go outside and start a fire in your yard every time you want to cook something?

danteBirosel
10-03-2005, 09:44 AM
LMAO you guys are hilarious. :)

Tirefryr
10-03-2005, 11:17 AM
What's so special about conventional ovens? Are you too lazy to go outside and start a fire in your yard every time you want to cook something?


:laugh: :laugh: Touche!:swordfigh

squeak9798
10-03-2005, 12:33 PM
:D :naughty:

UndercoverPunk
10-03-2005, 12:38 PM
My dad has his set so in the winter when it's going to be really cold it'll start the car every hour or so and let it run for a bit so the cooling system doesn't freeze. While that may be useful in hella cold weather it's not that useful day to day.

Tirefryr
10-03-2005, 01:29 PM
My dad has his set so in the winter when it's going to be really cold it'll start the car every hour or so and let it run for a bit so the cooling system doesn't freeze. While that may be useful in hella cold weather it's not that useful day to day.


Tell your father it's called ANTIfreeze for a reason. Given a proper mixture, amount, and pressure, it'll be next to impossible for it to freeze. Of course there are extremes, but he's only wasting gas if keeping the cooling system "warm" is the primary concern.;)

UndercoverPunk
10-03-2005, 01:37 PM
Tell your father it's called ANTIfreeze for a reason. Given a proper mixture, amount, and pressure, it'll be next to impossible for it to freeze. Of course there are extremes, but he's only wasting gas if keeping the cooling system "warm" is the primary concern.;)

He makes sure his anti-freeze is good to like -30 or something stupid like that, he's just a HUGE worrier... to a point of being a PITA about alot of stuff.

Trancer
10-03-2005, 03:24 PM
Which is another nice thing. If you want to run into a gas station or something, but want to leave your car running w/o leaving the keys in it, you just pop on the remote start, and the car will remain running after you pull the keys out of the ignition. Then someone can not drive away with your car, and you are also legal.


I used to do it all the time in the local "large city"....which has a considerably high crime rate compared to my home town.


:word:

Another good point. I use that often in the Dallas area

lotas
10-03-2005, 06:19 PM
yeah in compustar's you can get Turbo mode ( i think its called) where they mount a thermometer somewhere and if the temp gets under a certain degree your car will start up for a certain amount of time.

I was thinking about getting that, we have negative degree winters often and it would be nice...my four-banger doesnt exactly fire right up in the winter.

but I do have RS and I use it almost everyday. Its also fun to scare people with it.

Tirefryr
10-03-2005, 08:33 PM
yeah in compustar's you can get Turbo mode ( i think its called) where they mount a thermometer somewhere and if the temp gets under a certain degree your car will start up for a certain amount of time.

I was thinking about getting that, we have negative degree winters often and it would be nice...my four-banger doesnt exactly fire right up in the winter.

but I do have RS and I use it almost everyday. Its also fun to scare people with it.


My Prestige has that feature and it only cost me $100.

6spdcoupe
10-03-2005, 09:26 PM
yeah in compustar's you can get Turbo mode ( i think its called) where they mount a thermometer somewhere and if the temp gets under a certain degree your car will start up for a certain amount of time.

I was thinking about getting that, we have negative degree winters often and it would be nice...my four-banger doesnt exactly fire right up in the winter.

but I do have RS and I use it almost everyday. Its also fun to scare people with it.

DEI has that in the former Hornet-now Avital/Valet units. As well as a timer. Or the 556T timer/temp module could be had for about $30 or so.

VOA_NIGHTMARE
10-03-2005, 10:11 PM
yea up here I remember the other year when the anti freeze and gas in cars were frozen, and people couldnt make it to work. But me with my old pickup at the time a 84 k10 was able to start and go out plowing :0)

THUNDERBIRD
10-06-2005, 08:25 AM
your retarded man just go out and buy one and find out whats so special about them for yourself!.