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Remote Car Starters #4617084
12/28/17 08:45 PM
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Warstud Offline OP
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Does anyone else think these Remote Car Starters are a waste of money and gas just to have a warm car to get into.

Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617091
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Probably not their owners. laugh

Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617098
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If I lived on the prairies again, there's no way I'd live there WITHOUT having one!

Aside from bitter temps below freezing, I think they are a waste.


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617112
12/28/17 09:10 PM
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I like the remote start in my Ram. Wouldn't own another vehicle without one. Its also handy in the summer, as it turns the a/c on when its hot outside so its cooled down when I get in it.


2015 RAM SXT Crew Cab 5.7 with 6 speed tranny.

2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)

Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617122
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Originally Posted By: Warstud
Does anyone else think these Remote Car Starters are a waste of money and gas just to have a warm car to get into.


NO!


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Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617129
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I've never had one as all my cars have been manuals. I like the concept though.


1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617145
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Absolutely. Its a waste of gas and it takes a long time to warm up under no load. I'd much prefer plugging in if needed, to help take the edge off.

I'm sure others will have other claims on the efficacy of that, but it's just folly to me.

Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: TinyVoices] #4617146
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Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
I've never had one as all my cars have been manuals. I like the concept though.


They make them for manuals as well.
Been offering them since the late 90's or so.


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Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617152
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They are not something I would be interested in but some like them. Everyone has their own situation.




Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Lolvoguy] #4617153
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Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
I've never had one as all my cars have been manuals. I like the concept though.


They make them for manuals as well.
Been offering them since the late 90's or so.


I park my cars in gear. How does this work?


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Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617162
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You can now buy them for a vehicle with a manual transmission. It's a bit more involved for safety, but there is a safe system now for such vehicles.
The hand brake or electronic parking brake has a dash indicator when it's applied and the remote starter taps into that and does a few other things to make it possible.

I don't want one. But remote starters prevent vehicles from being stolen. A lot of vehicles that are stolen this time of year in Coldsville USA is because people go out to start their car, run back in the house and the car thief sees an opportunity.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617166
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I always forget to use mine. But it's real nice if your car is covered in snow!


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles
2004 Rav4 359,000 miles
2015 Camry 59,000 miles
Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617181
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I use mine to cool the car down a bit for the kids during the hot summers. Worth the money? I think so for the kids.


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Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: Warstud] #4617207
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Love mine, use it almost every day in winter. I bought one, and my car to serve me. Unless someone else is paying my bills or fueling my car their opinion is irrelevant to my actions.


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Re: Remote Car Starters [Re: JHZR2] #4617244
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Absolutely. Its a waste of gas and it takes a long time to warm up under no load. I'd much prefer plugging in if needed, to help take the edge off.

I'm sure others will have other claims on the efficacy of that, but it's just folly to me.


+1

Except, it would be handy to have one so I can start car while I get my little one dressed for daycare. I just go out start it, come back in. Only in winter. 3 of 4 seasons its get in and go!


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
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