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Any comments, advice or experience with getting a Remote Starter or a Remote Starter with an alarm?

I'm happy with the Sorento alarm and my main aim is to get a remote starter. I'm wondering what differences or options I may get or miss out on if I add an alarm to the install?

I'm leaning towards a remote starter. I'm looking at getting the Viper 5501 with the DB-ALL bypass module and thinking of adding a SmartStart as well, the one with the GPS, the VSM250.

I know I'll miss out on things like window breaking or bumping but I figure it will have come and gone by the time I get back to the vehicle. Plus, with the smart start, I'll be able to track/tell where the car is, if it is stolen. I don't really like the loud siren and like the small beeps when locking and unlocking the car.

I don't know what features are only available with an added alarm on top of a remote start. Trying to find that out now.

Thanks!
 

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I have one on mine always had remote start, the smart start module was a little pricey but will get it at some point, just not at the top of the priority list.

I have some small grips about the push button smart key and remote start setup but nothing major so far.
 

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cheers i have the 5501.. works great lots of features
 

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Well, it's done. Went with a remote starter only. This is my first cart with a remote starter.
 
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