Date: 28 Jan 2003 15:27:00 GMT
Subject: Re: Remote starter recommendations? for 2002 9-3

Someone who looks an awful lot like Bob <> wrote: > On Tue, 28 Jan 2003 04:36:21 -0500, John <> wrote: >>Yes its a safety feature, and I don't need a lecture about safety >>features. (Other cars don't have it. 99.9999% of the people out >>there doesn't seem to have problems with that..) > It's not a safety feature, it's an anti-theft feature. In fact, it's > an *anti*safety feature since you are forced to leave the car in gear > and most folks probably start it that way. I imagine that they feel the risk of having the car roll away because someone doesn't put it in *a* gear, is higher than the "Wups, I forgot to put the clutch in when I started the car" lurching. > Seems really odd without > a clutch interlock switch - which I've had on all my recent cars with > manual tranny's except the Saab. Never liked those. To paraphrase my dad: "Just another thing to go wrong". > In a recent Saab, you would need to disable "coded key" system _and_ > the transmission interlock. You're taking down the anti-theft > features one-by-one to save a couple of minutes of cold. Not to > mention, remote starters crank the engine an excessive amount since > they are not as good as you at recognizing ignition. Doesn't > seem like a good idea to me overall. I agree that a remote starter's benefit is minimal for at least my situation. Electric seats are warm by the time I hit the end of my driveway (OK, so it's a rather long driveway, but still). Not that I haven't given it thought; it'd be nice to go out to a toasty car in the winter, but for me, I'm going to give it a miss. Dave Hinz

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