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post #41 of 51 (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 02:34 PM
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Hyp, the first time I ever saw a remote start it was on a Ford. I don't know if it was an after market thing, but it was well before GM. As for the Prius, why would you ever want a remote start. The car warms quickly and if that doesn't float your boat, get an EBH (engine block heater). The northern folks seem to swear by them.
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Fire, please reread my post. I'm not even advocating a remote start and even questioning who came first. The best solution of all is the one I have chosen. A "heated" garage. Don't build home without one!



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bit of a drag.... remote start is great for extreme climates... members need to understand that it's not used to "warm up the engine", but rather to warm up the passenger compartment and defog/ice the windows (in a cold climate) or "pre-cool" your car in a hot climate.

I was extremely pleased with the remote start on my ford, and a close friend has it on his honda civic (non-hybrid) - he lives in a ski resort and swears by it... he can warm up his car by clicking on the remote from his kitchen without having to sit in is and wait for it to get toasty inside.
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As I stated before, we've had remote start on several of our recent cars (minus the Prius) for just the reason stated. Defrosting windows, especially with ice, can take several minutes outside in bitter cold. It's for this issue, not passenger comfort, that I welcome a remote start. Interesting that the new Camry Hybrid has the option.

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Just goes to show, "anything can be done for a price." (Does the Camry hybrid have "smart key?)



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Just goes to show, "anything can be done for a price." (Does the Camry hybrid have "smart key?)
hyperion, Yes the SKS or the "smart key" standard in CH. The re-designed HH also has the SKS adopted. Now the previously Prius only SKS feature available in all Toyota and Lexus Hybrids.

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the hycam does indeed offer remote start, its can network has an extension to allow this. the prius does not.
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Hi, New here. I got the opposite problem, itr is hotter than heck in Arizona. Does the remote start available from the dealer ($623.00) allow turning on the A/C?
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It's 2015 already. Has anyone found a solution for a remote starter for the 2005 Prius? There's enough tech advancement that I am really surprised that no one has designed the system that can collect all of the cash that early Prius drivers are willing to pay.
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Well the Prius does not really need to be warmed up--the heating unit sneakers in fairly fast, as well as the AC, it would just be a nice operate to have because you can.
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