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udayse
05-31-2012, 09:02 AM
So I took delivery of the vehicle yesterday. I am absolutely ecstatic about it. But one let down was the remote engine start. Does anyone know what the difference between the RSE (Remote engine start) for tech package and the RSE without the tech package?

My main complaint is that I have to carry both the Key fob and the remote starter (which is quite bulky) in my pocket. The RSE remote has no way to unlock the car. This is really odd. I just saw a living social package for $149 for a RSE that will unlock the doors too. I am actually pretty bummed out that I paid $550+ for carrying 2 different remotes.

nizzy1115
05-31-2012, 09:06 AM
This was why I didnt get the package on my wifes car (kia sorento) for push button start and proximity entry because she wanted remote start. Its the way all cars are that I know of. Got her the viper 2 way remote start for 350 installed at best buy. Range is up to a mile and it lets you know if it started and what the temp is inside the car. Factory remote starts are a waste of money :)

udayse
05-31-2012, 09:08 AM
Man I wish I knew this. I am really bummed out... I could have gone with another dealer and gotten an even lower price.

stromdriver
05-31-2012, 02:09 PM
This was why I didnt get the package on my wifes car (kia sorento) for push button start and proximity entry because she wanted remote start. Its the way all cars are that I know of. Got her the cobra 2 way remote start for 350 installed at best buy. Range is up to a mile and it lets you know if it started and what the temp is inside the car. Factory remote starts are a waste of money :)

really? that seems innordinately cheap, usually for newer cars (especially with immobilizers and security systems) intetrated aftermarket alarms are rather pricey from what i'd seen, like 500+ and you have to give up a key/fob or get a spare

nizzy1115
05-31-2012, 02:15 PM
No its the opposite. The installer said these new cars are a breeze. Only required a few bucks worth of extra parts where some other cars can have 100-150 extra be common.

I did not get an immobilizer/security system installed. I live in a nice area and who wants to steal a kia or mazda when there are audi's and bmw's and the like all around.

This is what we put in that car and im thinking about for mine as well. Its cool because you can use one fob for 2 cars.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+5301+Responder+LE+2-Way+Remote+Start+System+and+Geek+Squad+Installatio n/9999173000050029.p?id=pcmprd172700050029&skuId=9999173000050029&st=remote%20start&lp=10&cp=1

For the cost of the oem one you can get this installed and it has a screen + security alarm.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+5901+Responder+LC3+Security/Remote+Start+System+and+Geek+Squad+Installation/9999173000050036.p?id=pcmprd172700050036&skuId=9999173000050036&st=remote%20start&lp=9&cp=1

stromdriver
05-31-2012, 02:25 PM
No its the opposite. The installer said these new cars are a breeze. Only required a few bucks worth of extra parts where some other cars can have 100-150 extra be common.

I did not get an immobilizer/security system installed. I live in a nice area and who wants to steal a kia or mazda when there are audi's and bmw's and the like all around.

This is what we put in that car and im thinking about for mine as well. Its cool because you can use one fob for 2 cars.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+5301+Responder+LE+2-Way+Remote+Start+System+and+Geek+Squad+Installatio n/9999173000050029.p?id=pcmprd172700050029&skuId=9999173000050029&st=remote%20start&lp=10&cp=1

For the cost of the oem one you can get this installed and it has a screen + security alarm.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+5901+Responder+LC3+Security/Remote+Start+System+and+Geek+Squad+Installation/9999173000050036.p?id=pcmprd172700050036&skuId=9999173000050036&st=remote%20start&lp=9&cp=1

no i meant that the cars have them from the factory, immobilizerII now i think, and with tech package on touring it has the proximity alarm security system

Shniest
06-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Did you get only one remote? Our remote start only came with one remote. Which seemed odd to me. I was thrown off by the extra unnecessary bulk as well, so it stays in the wife's purse! Probably only use it in the colder temps in the winter anyways

udayse
06-01-2012, 11:24 PM
Hi Shniest
Yes I only got one bulky remote for the RSE, and 2 key fobs for the doors.
Uday

udayse
06-08-2012, 03:06 PM
If anyone else is as disappointed about the Remote engine start as I am, please call mazda and let them know:
In north america: By Phone: 800-222-5500
A real person will answer, after you get through the menu. When I spoke to them, they told me I was the only one who complained about this so far. They said if enough people complain, they maybe able to do something about it.

They also mentioned that the CX-9 provides keyless entry and remote start in the same fob, but not on the cx-5

CX-SV
06-08-2012, 04:09 PM
Wow, I can understand the dissappointment, RTV (return to vendor) might be appropriate.

The more common complaint from heavy users of remote starts often pertains to poor average gas mileage.

zoomzoom_cx9
09-04-2012, 07:58 PM
Has anyone recently put a non factory remote starter in?

Mannix143
09-16-2012, 02:01 AM
Has anyone recently put a non factory remote starter in?

I would like to know this also, Im thinking to get one after the holidays. But would like to know if someone has already. like the viper remote start in BestBuy.