I have been looking at some remote starters and I decided on the Viper 5701. I went to Best Buy to talk to the guys, and they won't install it if it's not in their system.
After calling a few buddies I learned of a guy that does a lot of remote starters for difficult vehicles and he said that he needs to be able to get the wiring diagram for the car in order to install it. It might be hard to find that on such a new car with low quantity.
Does anyone have experience with this? Does Subaru sell remote starter kits? He said some companies sell kits that you just plug in and they work ($700-$800, but warrantied).
A few years back I had BB install a Viper 5904 (with a backup battery and glass breakage sensor), which they don't sell. I don't see anything on their website stating your system has to be one that they sell. You might want to try another BB.
Yes it is a manual. I've driven a manual for 10 years and I have never left it in gear. Also, the new remote starters have manual transmission sensors that check for the parking brake and if the car is in gear. The guy who will install it has been doing it for 15 years...he will know what to recommend.
Also, the BB where I live has a list of cars they don't install remote starters on. BMW, Audi, Jag...anything nice...because the installers are brain dead.
The dealership I bought my 2011 Civic Si from told me the OEM starter is like $600-800 but they could go down the street and have a $150 aftermarket starter installed.
It took a few hours for the place to install the remote starter because it is more complex on a manual tran.
NEVER had a problem with it. You have to arm it every time you exit the vehicle. My problem is sometimes I would forget my cell and leave it in the car. I would run outside unlock the doors grab my phone and run back inside. This unarmed the remote starter, so some mornings I'd have to start the car when I left the house and wait awhile for the engine to warm up.
That was the only issue I had, and that's more on an issue with me, not the starter
You don't need some super expensive remote starter bro