Originally Posted by Valley101
Why the concern about the distance? 30 feet sounds more than sufficient. When your battery gets really low the distance generally decreases. A trip to dealer would not be needed, in my opinion. You cannot open anything until you get to the vehicle, so why should a greater distance matter.
For remote start, also if your in the house and you want to open it for your spouse or child to get something.
I've used the chin to remote method and it helps but the range on the Lexus remote is horrible in my opinion.