View Full Version : Remote Starters-Anyone Have One

12-28-2004, 06:20 AM
Just curious.......I, over the past couple years have become a "PRINCESS" so I've been told and wouldn't be without one.

Anyone else have one and do you like it.

12-28-2004, 07:48 AM
remote vehicle starters? if that's what your talking about then NO! everyone that I know who has had one has had problems with them. I've seen dead batteries, vehicles starting themselves, shutting off when not saposed to, and in one case the vehicle wouldn't start and had to be towed back to the dealer!So no I won't be getting one.

12-28-2004, 09:00 AM
We have 2. One on my work truck and one on our car. They are used daily on each vehicle. It is great to crawl into a warm vehicle. The only thing I have seen for problems is on my car. When you use remote starter with the car locked, the horn will sound once, and when you climb in, on the driver's info center, it says, "Attempted Theft Detected". I personally think they are worth it, but only my opinion. I am sure we will put them on future vehicles.

12-28-2004, 10:44 AM
Have had one in the last 4 vehicles. Obviously wouldn't be without. Not much into the cold seats anymore. Dan

12-28-2004, 02:57 PM
Have just gotten' my first car with the remote start and it's great. I leave for work in the dark and get home in the dark, so it is nice to at least have a warm car. No issues so far (since September).

12-28-2004, 04:36 PM
I entertained the idea of getting on since the diesels take so long to warm up .But, I read in the owners manual that Dodge does not recomend a remote starter on diesel engines, so I decided not to. I don't want to take the chance of voiding the warranty.

Mike and Wendy
12-30-2004, 03:53 PM
I have one on our truck. It works GREAT. I can warm the truck up, or cool it down in the summer. Plus I can let the engine run to cool the turbo down after driving.

12-31-2004, 01:08 AM
Don't feel the need for one anymore.... a side effect of being in Florida?????

01-17-2005, 11:27 AM

I have an AstroStart http://www.astroflex.com/index.php?module=CMS&id=15

This is my first remote starter. I use to sit in the truck and wait till the temperature gauge started to move before I moved out of park.

First I believe in warming up the vehicle prior to operation. Some may say its a waste of fuel. I think its just (non scientific) precausious measures for longevity of the engine and powertrain with an automatic transmission.

This allows the metals to reach operating temperature avoiding metal fatigue / extra stress.
The coolant is heated for creature comforts while warming the various metals of todays engines.

It makes for scraping ICE off the windshield so much easier.

Having a remote start will do nothing for the suspension / drive line except for the heat given off by the engine block to these various components.

After now having a remote start I don't know how I ever sat in the truck waiting for it to warm up. I'm not one to venture out start the truck and come back in for a cup of coffee. So I am an advocate of my new remote starter.

For what its worth, I just saw a TV comercial stating that Pontiac is offering it standard with one of their cars.

I wish you luck in your decision / opinions received.

Chris, Donna and Max (the lhasa)