Originally Posted by bill_de
What if you're in your office and want to warm up or cool your car?
Or ... if you take a train to work (like me) and park at Park & Ride location. The train ride for me is 15 minutes so if I remote start my car (even if it takes 5 minute) it will be nice and toasty by the time I get there. During the summer it will be nice and cool and not like an oven.
Another application for me would be gym, swimming pool. Middle of the winter it is nice to start up your car from the locker room so it waits for you nice and cozy.
On my current car I do have remote start but unless I'm at home it just doesn't work for me.