Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary, Canada
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Been available in the Canadian market for about 2 months now on both push start and non push start version. The dealer had the non push start one that we opended up and looked at. You get a new key fob that replaces the old one and has all buttons including one for the remote start. Wanted to see a push start one to see how that works. I don't want to have to carry around the smart key and then a additional remote start fob too.
Pricing was about $800 Canadian installed which is too much. I'm going to go aftermarket with Compustar and maybe even get their dronemobile setup where you can control everything through your iphone, Android or Blackberry device. Think a Compustar setup with droinmobile installed will run about $800 but compared to the basic Hyundai system you get so much more. Big plus here is you don't have to worry about range at all, as long as you have cell phone coverage your good to start your car. Also can track your car via GPS if someone stole it too. If you get car jacked, let them take off and then you can shut the car down via your phone, lock the doors and then then set off the alarm, or call the cops and they can track it via the GPS like onstar.
The only advanatage of the Hyundai system is full factory warranty and support. I've heard of people who got remote starts installed but unqualified techs and it messed up the car's electrical system. In that case Hyundai will not warranty any repairs to fix it. Where if there was a problem with the Hyundai remote start unit they will warranty everything.
FYI the Hyundai unit for Canada is pretty much the mid level remote start found instores. Think it was made by Autostart