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I saw interesting stories about remote starts. Manufacturers are going to charge a monthly fee to have them in your car. Toyota is to be the first.
They charge now to use the radio and the article went on to say that those electronic gadgets in your cars and truck will eventually be by subscription.
dang dance ohwell


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All the more reason to drive a stovebolt. grin

I think the radio thing is only for subscription type services like Sirius. They can't charge you to receive local radio broadcasts over the air. Our '13 works just fine and we refused to subscribe to Sirius after the free trial ran out.

Next thing is they'll charge you to use your headlights. nono

There are things like aftermarket remote start, but the car manufacturers will try to say that installing one of those will void the warranty. nono


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Originally Posted by klhansen
All the more reason to drive a stovebolt. grin

I think the radio thing is only for subscription type services like Sirius. They can't charge you to receive local radio broadcasts over the air. Our '13 works just fine and we refused to subscribe to Sirius after the free trial ran out.

Next thing is they'll charge you to use your headlights. nono

There are things like aftermarket remote start, but the car manufacturers will try to say that installing one of those will void the warranty. nono
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I believe you covered it all pretty darn good ,, I agree with ya


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If I really want to start my truck remotely, Walmart still sells 100 foot extension cords, my house has windows, and I know where to buy a toggle switch and a push button. The USAF taught me to do electronic repair 50-something years ago. Want to hide and watch while I do a little wiring? If somebody wants to charge me for doing that, well, I've got a shotgun, a hundred acres, and equipment capable of digging a deep hole!
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I saw on the option list for the 2022 GMC Sierra that it is $100 for a Sirus capable radio and no free trial any longer. Keeping my 1997 Sierra!

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People ask me why I would not want a remote start. My car and 1954 truck are parked in a heated and air-conditioned garage. I was offered on my 2008 HHR 3 months free but I did not bother.


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People ask why I did not get remote start on my "newer" vehicles.

I just point out they are manual transmission...I just get stares...and questions as to "why?"....sigh

Jim

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This I know. When you're working in the great frozen north, and it's 30 or 40f below and you leave camp at 5:00 am, it's VERY nice to hit the start button. Then walk our 15 minutes later (or more if it timed out and you hit the start button a second time) to leave. You open the door to a warm cab with heated seats and heated steering wheel. Very Nice.

Is the above necessary? Not at all. Given the choice I'll take it every time though.

RonR

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Toyota already did a few years ago and most people just didn't notice:

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/1...ep-using-their-key-fob-for-remote-start/

Anything since 2018 is running into this.


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I saw this on YouTube. Manufacturers are going to keep inventories low from now on to be able to charge prices comparable to the Covid era and increase profits for them and lower the operating cost to dealers. :dang nono:


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