Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northern, NJ
Car: '14, 2.5 SAP w/Eyesight
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had my Compustar Remote Starter removed from my '10 Camry and installed in my new '12 2.5. After about 5 minutes of telling me about how difficult it is to install a remote starter in a Subaru, he mentioned that I would have to give up the valet key. I never used the key and didn't care, but he spent some time with Compustar's tech support and was able to use an additional "module" and make it work without using the valet key.
It did cost me a bit more for the install due to the added module, and the install took him almost 4hrs to complete.
I called Compustar's tech support and they confirmed the requirement for a second module, so I know I wasn't ripped off, and the installer had done a great job on my Camry and now on my Subie. In case anyone needs a recommendation, PM me, the shop is located in Northern NJ.
Ideally I would have gone with the Subaru system, but mine has a range greater than 1,000' feet and is a two-way model. I've turned the car on while on a passing train moving at 50MPH and at a distance of 500'. It was nice and toasty by the time I got off the train and walked to the parking lot. The factory system seems to be overpriced, and what's up with it turning off the car when the door is opened?