Originally Posted by AcidCold
Any updates on your smart start? I am in the market for one and i really like the Smart start or the 5902 kit. Any idea what the difference is in the $299 and $399 black?
Has your starter given you any problems? there are a few reviews on Best Buy's site stating that they encounter problems with there phones giving out commands.
I use mine daily and it's still working great. Around November I had some issues connecting to the Viper servers around 6am, but Viper announced they had upgraded the number of servers they were using and my signal has been great ever since. There was a new app released with some updates to remember where you parked via GPS and also the ability to take a picture of your parked car to help remember it's location...I've never lost my Jeep, but if you need that feature it's available.
I've never had a command sent without initiating it first. There is sometimes a delay of 5-20 seconds before the Jeep starts, but it's fine by me. I like the app telling me the command was received, however wish it had a built in Tachometer to ensure it was running. Maybe once in every 30 starts, the hemi will turn over but not start...like the start cycle wasn't long enough. Hopefully gauges can be added to a future app release to visually see if the Jeep is running, not just in the On key cycle.
As to the difference in prices, I think the largest is in the included remote. I have the plain one-way remote and could have upgraded to the two-way remote or the one with the LCD. For me, it wasn't a big deal because I use my phone anyway.
Good luck with your decision, but I love mine and use it at least twice a day.