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Old 11-20-13, 08:13 AM   #1
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Does anyone have the Remote Start option?
Is it worth it?
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Old 11-20-13, 08:14 AM   #2
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I have it.. no, it's not worth it.. the range is not good at all!
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Old 11-20-13, 08:29 AM   #3
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I have it and love it, I know there are complaints about the range but I don't have any issues with mine at all. I live in a condo on the top floor (4) and my car has to be like 200' from my window and it works just fine.
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I have it and love it, I know there are complaints about the range but I don't have any issues with mine at all. I live in a condo on the top floor (4) and my car has to be like 200' from my window and it works just fine.
In the parking garage where I work, I have to be about 100' away.
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In the parking garage where I work, I have to be about 100' away.
I could see that, I think garages are a little different. The many cars get in the way of the signal and if your car is pointed away from you it wont pick it up as well. If you have a straight shot at the windshield it should work a lot better.
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Old 11-20-13, 09:12 AM   #6
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you guys talking about factory autostart or aftermarket?!
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Old 11-20-13, 09:42 AM   #7
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Factory installed or dealer installed Lexus product.
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Old 11-20-13, 09:52 AM   #8
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I have it.. no, it's not worth it.. the range is not good at all!
+1 Really isn't worth it.
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Old 11-20-13, 02:48 PM   #9
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Remote start is a great option, the factory Lexus remote start isn't worth it because of poor range and it shutting the engine off when a button is pressed.
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So for those that have a driveway and garage you're saying it's not worth it? On cold days I would love if my engine is already warmed up and I can run the heat as soon as I get in the vehicle.
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I park it in the garage, so at home theres no point. I like the remote start when out places, we have it in the Jeep and use it a lot.

The issue is that Lexus' system is terrible. The range is poor, its hard to know if you've activated it without looking at the car while pushing the buttons because the press sequence is complex, and when you walk up to the car and open the door, instead of getting in it all toasty warm...the car shuts off. In our Jeep it stays on, and you get in and press the start button and it cycles to full run mode.

Love the remote start in the Jeep, hate it in the Lexus.
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Old 11-20-13, 06:44 PM   #12
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I park it in the garage, so at home theres no point. I like the remote start when out places, we have it in the Jeep and use it a lot. The issue is that Lexus' system is terrible. The range is poor, its hard to know if you've activated it without looking at the car while pushing the buttons because the press sequence is complex, and when you walk up to the car and open the door, instead of getting in it all toasty warm...the car shuts off. In our Jeep it stays on, and you get in and press the start button and it cycles to full run mode. Love the remote start in the Jeep, hate it in the Lexus.
What is the sequence? I thought you just pressed the lock button three times.
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Old 11-21-13, 05:58 AM   #13
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I park it in the garage, so at home theres no point. I like the remote start when out places, we have it in the Jeep and use it a lot.

The issue is that Lexus' system is terrible. The range is poor, its hard to know if you've activated it without looking at the car while pushing the buttons because the press sequence is complex, and when you walk up to the car and open the door, instead of getting in it all toasty warm...the car shuts off. In our Jeep it stays on, and you get in and press the start button and it cycles to full run mode.

Love the remote start in the Jeep, hate it in the Lexus.
Yeah the car shutting off thing confused me. The model I test drove for a night did that and I couldn't understand the point of the car shutting off once I opened the door. Thought I was doing something wrong.
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So for those that have a driveway and garage you're saying it's not worth it? On cold days I would love if my engine is already warmed up and I can run the heat as soon as I get in the vehicle.
Yep its not worth it, Although I can turn it on from my room, I hate that it shuts off once you get you unlock car.
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Old 11-21-13, 06:18 AM   #15
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Remote start is a great option, the factory Lexus remote start isn't worth it because of poor range and it shutting the engine off when a button is pressed.

That is so stupid.
If you go with an aftermarket remote start,the engine doesn't shut down.
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