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    In my last car, remote start would shut the engine off if the brake is pressed. That's a much better solution because you can't effectively steal a car without pressing the brake pedal!

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    My 2015 GT was a locate acquisition from another dealer. It had the factory fob-based remote start option for $500. Told my dealer I didn't want the option so he offered to split the cost. I've used it perhaps a dozen times over the past 3 years and still don't think it is worth it. No mobile app for the version I have so perhaps 150 foot range.

    I keep my CX-5 garaged so won't ever start it while in the garage unless I'm backing out the car immediately.

    My 2017 CX-5 GT definitely won't have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe6864 View Post
    In my last car, remote start would shut the engine off if the brake is pressed. That's a much better solution because you can't effectively steal a car without pressing the brake pedal!
    Yeah my viper alarm I had in my civic would do this.


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    Has anyone considered Fortin EVO starter. I've looked at this:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047XSLLQ...I3COMJCVLB6RGL

    But haven't pulled the trigger. It uses your existing Mazda remote (triple click) to start. Cost is about $50 for the unit and about another $50 for the program used the program the unit for your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricsta View Post
    Has anyone considered Fortin EVO starter. I've looked at this:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047XSLLQ...I3COMJCVLB6RGL

    But haven't pulled the trigger. It uses your existing Mazda remote (triple click) to start. Cost is about $50 for the unit and about another $50 for the program used the program the unit for your car.
    This company makes one for mazda. Taps right into the harness I believe. I found it the other day. Let me look back.


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    I put the Compustar CS-4102 in my '14 CX-5 Touring. This worked great all winter. As with the others, the car shuts off when the door is opened. I also have to use the Compustar fob for unlocking the doors after it has been remotely started. I was prepared for this and have no issues with it. Starting a warm car is way better than starting a cold car! The fob is slightly smaller than the OEM standard fob.

    I paid $259 including installation. You get 2 remote fobs. The primary is 2-way communications, and the backup is 1-way. The range is claimed to be 3000 ft. I haven't measured, but it's far enough for me to be able to start the car from inside the office. Since I also have aftermarket seat heaters, if I leave them in the On position I have a warm seat when I get in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    Next was a Mazda option.
    Still listed right here on the accessories page:
    http://accessories.mazdausa.com/weba...Selected=vc254
    Dealer quoted me $550 for that. Will automatically hear or cool your car to a preset temp.

    ??EDIT?? If you select 2015 or 2016 that second option is listed. If you select 2017, it is not. Guessing this is no longer available for 2017's. REALLY LAME MAZDA. More options are always better.
    That's the one which came delivered on my 2015 which matched an available color (blue reflex mica) and trim (GT w/Tech pkg) for local inventory. Told the dealer I didn't want to pay $575 (MSRP) so he offered to split the cost and I took it.

    Range is limited and sometimes you get an ERR on the return confirmation although the engine did start and the FOB LCD indicates the engine isn't running. Easiest confirmation is at night with the headlights set in Auto. They'll come on when remote started.

    Supposedly it will turn on the A/C or rear window defroster if your climate control was set to cool or the ambient conditions warrant the rear defroster.

    Worth it? No. My office colleagues have the factory option on his Cadillac which seems to have much better range or the guy with an F-150 and the mobile start app.
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    3000 feet. Wow. That's nuts. LOL. Very cool.
    Seems like aftermarket I'd the way to go after the Pipemajor review. That fob is big too. Mine is tiny.

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    Last edited by 7eregrine; 04-24-2017 at 10:51 PM.

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    I just had a remote start system installed in my 2017 CX-5 GT with premium package. I used the following parts:
    FT-900S-HCF - Remote Start with 3X Lock with factory fob
    ADS-THR-MA3 - T-harness for easier installation
    DR-3400 - Drone mobile add on.
    I can confirm that the vehicle will remain running if you open the door. You have 45 seconds to get in the vehicle close the door and step on the brake. The door request switch will still work if you start the car with the drone mobile app. No need to unlock from the app. Very happy with the results. The installer told me that the firmware was updated within the past month to allow the vehicle to remain running after the door has been opened.

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    How much? Sounds nice but sounds like I can steal your car, too? No? Just step on the brake like I normally would to shift into gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    How much? Sounds nice but sounds like I can steal your car, too? No? Just step on the brake like I normally would to shift into gear.

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    Yeah I am interested in this as well. But wouldn't the car just be locked? I've never had a remote start in any of my cars but I would imagine the car would remain locked. Plus don't these units require the key fob to be in proximity before allowing the driver to shift gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7eregrine View Post
    How much? Sounds nice but sounds like I can steal your car, too? No? Just step on the brake like I normally would to shift into gear.

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    If you don't have the fob the car will shut off after 45 seconds. I paid $625 including the parts and install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhu8 View Post
    Yeah I am interested in this as well. But wouldn't the car just be locked? I've never had a remote start in any of my cars but I would imagine the car would remain locked. Plus don't these units require the key fob to be in proximity before allowing the driver to shift gears?
    On my remote start, yes the car stays locked. Unlock the doors and open, car shuts off. Get in, start car. His works kind of the same but car doesn't shut off when door is opened. Having to start the car again doesn't bother me in the least, but nice to see there's an option if that does annoy you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricsta View Post
    Has anyone considered Fortin EVO starter. I've looked at this:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047XSLLQ...I3COMJCVLB6RGL

    But haven't pulled the trigger. It uses your existing Mazda remote (triple click) to start. Cost is about $50 for the unit and about another $50 for the program used the program the unit for your car.
    I had this system installed when I got my CX-5 it's not branded Fortin, but it's made by fortin and branded for a well known windshield repair business in Québec, Canada. I have the 3x lock function and the cell phone option so I can start my car with my cell phone as long as my car is in Quebec or Ontario and I have internet access on my cell phone. There's no annual or monthly fees. It also cost a lot less than the mazda mobile start or the other remote starter that they offer. Works pretty well too.

    It sounds like an add, but I'm not affiliated with Fortin or the place that did the work. I'm just a satisfied customer.

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