As my NSX is on its way, I'm starting to do some research on the best alarm to get and of course a shop worthy of working on my car for me.
I've had Compustar on two cars now, both systems were fairly reliable but my issue with them were the way the remotes interfaced with the car. They were slow to react. The alarm could be going off and I could be standing right next to the car and I'd have to push the disarm button several times before the car would react to it. It would flash the antenna button as though it couldn't find the car.
I'm not sure if that could be an issue with the way it was installed or not, but they were both done at compustar authorized dealers. This wasn't an isolated incident as it was a common characteristic when it was on my TSX and is also a common characteristic on my Prelude.
As a result I think I want to go with the Clifford. Via google search i see the best of the best is the Matrix 70.5 with color lcd remote. However I dont see that particular model on the Clifford website. Why is that?
Does anyone have any suggestions? Whats the best Clifford model out there?
The one benefit to the compustar was the ability to have remote start with a manual transmission. It had a cool feature where you take the key out of the ignition when you park and the car would remain running, in that way the car would know that it wasn't left in gear. Then once the last remaining open door is closed, the car would shut off and automatically arm the alarm with the remote start feature turned on. If any doors open again without it being remote started, the system wouldn't allow for remote start (beacuse theres a possibility that anyone who entered the car could put it into gear)
Does anyone know if clifford offers a similar feature for remote start in a manual transmission?
It doesn't really make a difference to me beacuse I never plan on leaving this thing anywhere where it would be hot enough (or cold enough) for me to need remote start. So its a feature that I dont really care for either way, just curious if the feature was available with anyone other than compustar.