Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:10:12 -0500
From: tom reingold <>
Subject: Re: Remote starter recommendations? for 2002 9-3

Bob wrote: > On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:54:18 -0500, tom reingold > <> wrote: > > > >>Would it be SUCH a bad thing to design a remote starter for a car with a >>manual transmission? I am willing to take the risk of leaving the car in >>gear. I know I can form the habit of leaving it out of gear. Or can't >>they detect it and refuse to start? > > > How would you do it ? With the Saab, the car has to be in reverse to > remove the key. Once it's in reverse, you can't put it in neutral > without inserting a key. It seems like there's a problem there (but > it's late on Friday and my brain might be fried). > > Bob > The 9000 doesn't have to be in reverse to remove the key. It's a much more normal car. The key is next to the steering column. I know, it's not sexy. I had a 1986 900 turbo, so I know what you're talking about. Fred, you're right, that I don't need the started. I promise that if I ever had one, I would use it very sparingly. I realize that a short warmup is better than a long one. And I'm actually pretty tough to the cold. As they say in Minnesota, there's no bad weather, only bad clothing. You don't hear me complain about being cold often. And I don't think I ever will have a remote starter anyway, since I don't plan on ever owning a car with an automatic transmission. I'm sure the biggest obstacle to the makers is liability. My question was really an idle engineering question, i.e. how would they do it if they wanted to? -- Tom Reingold Noo Joizy

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