Go Back   Chrysler Forum - Chrysler Enthusiast Forums > Chrysler Vehicles > Chrysler Voyager & Town & Country
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to the Chrysler Forum - Chrysler Enthusiast Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-18-2008, 08:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default Remote Start Rip Off

I'm purchasing an 08 Town & Country touring model. The salesman told me that remote start is $699 extra. Is he for real? If so, is there anyway for me to get around paying that ridiculous price.

Sidenote: I'm leasing the vehicle for $315 a month, 15k miles a year, standard touring model with the swivel 'n go add on, no money down and a $1,900 trade-in. Did I do ok? Thanks in advance.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on ChryslerForum!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-18-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 53
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

You should verify on the Chrysler website what that option would cost. Also, if it comes part of a package, say with a convienance package then he may not be fibbing as it is part of the $699 package and you get other stuff with it.

If your vehicle does not come with a remote start and you specifically request it as a delaer installed option, then he is pretty much free to charge whatever price. Ask if it is a factory remote start or dealer installed. If it's the latter, and NOT part of any other package then he may be trying to smoke you.

Then again, I'm from Canada so if you are in the States it may be very different. Up here we only have two Town and Country models. The touring and the Limited. Mine is the limited, with factory remote start. The annoying thing with the rmeote start is that you can only do it TWICE and it stays running for a maximum of 15 minutes. It's freaking cold up here and 15 minutes is usually not enough when its -40C!!!
__________________
'08 Chrysler Town & Country LTD 4.0L
Brilliant Black with Grey leather / suede inserts int.
MyGig, Pwr 3rd Row, Swivel n' Go
VES, NAV, trailer tow and Sunroof.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

The Chrysler website doesn't tell you the price of the option. Also, I don't think it was part of a package. $699 seems like a total rip off. Anyone know if that price is right for remote start alone?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 26
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

I just picked up a new lease on a 2008 T&C Touring with "K" package.

The dealership installed the factory remote starter system and gave me
two key fobs with the remote starter button on them.

They did this for free as part of the deal.

I was able to get it at 36 months/36,000 miles Zero down $360 a month including upfronts.

I think it was a fair deal for both of us. And while I have listed problems I've found with this vehicle,
I am overjoyed with it and can't say enough about it.

You just can't go wrong with this vehicle.

The key fobs by themselves cost the dealership about $100 dollars apiece.
So the remote starter module probably does cost around $300 - $400 dollars by itself.


Thanks and see you out there,
Loki Sunrider
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-19-2008, 08:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 271
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

I was just recently in a Chrysler stealership dealing onan Aspen, and the New Car Sales Manager (quite a title for this bonehead) told me that the car starter was extra. I told him that the vehicle came with the Popular Group, which included the starter. He stated over and over that it wasn't, that he had to add that to the price, so I let him add it.Told him that I wanted to thinkthe deal overnight and leave him witha $1000.oo deposit. Nope,he wouldn't take my money, said he either sells it to me at this price or no deal. I made a call to another dealership, gave a $1000.oo deposit over the phone, went down to the dealership and found out what I had already known. What a way to lose a sale huh??

Some people's kids.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 53
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

I didn't think that the DEALER would be installing ANY FACTORY REMOTE STARTER. Either it is included FROM THE FACTORY, or it is a dealer installed option (which isn't factory).

__________________
'08 Chrysler Town & Country LTD 4.0L
Brilliant Black with Grey leather / suede inserts int.
MyGig, Pwr 3rd Row, Swivel n' Go
VES, NAV, trailer tow and Sunroof.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2008, 11:55 AM
moe moe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location:
Posts: 694
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

[hr]
hi blue,from what i deal withevery day at the dealership, i see the sales team with their hands in every thing they can make money on.but having said that i think that price sounds a little inflated.the remote is not so easy to install from a tech stand point.but the labor time is regulated by chrysler.try playing the same game they (saleman)play.if it doesn't work out guess what start to the door.you won't make it to your car!!! good luck,moe
__________________
25 or so years exp.with chrysler,plymouth,dodge.jeep."A"tech at dodge /jeep dealership.living in N.J. "LET ME KNOW MOE!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 26
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

Quote:
ORIGINAL: Gumby

I didn't think that the DEALER would be installing ANY FACTORY REMOTE STARTER. Either it is included FROM THE FACTORY, or it is a dealer installed option (which isn't factory).

Well, first off, the dealership wanted to install an aftermarket remote starting system in my new 2008 T&C Touring "K package" vehicle.
I would have had two seperate large key fobs on my key ring with this aftermarket system.

I told them that is unacceptable and that I wanted the factory remote starting system installed with the chrysler key fob that has the remote start
button on it. So they agreed and did that for free as part of my lease deal.

The first module they installed ended up being defective, so by the end of the afternoon they had another working one installed.
It works just great. If it is really cold outside, I engage it for 15 minutes, then when it shuts down, I engage it a second time to really warm the vehicle.

I really did my homework on this vehicle upfront and visited around 5 dealerships frequently and wheeled and dealed with salespersons and salesmanagers until
I got the deal I was satisfied with.

Thanks and see you out there,
Loki Sunrider
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-24-2008, 10:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

Thanks for the great replies. I ended up going for it since we really wanted the remote start. All in all, I think I got a good deal on the vehicle. By the way, my key fob doesn't have a remote start button. I have to hit the lock, unlock, and lock keys in that order in order to start the car. Did they cut some corners on me? Thanks again.

Side question: I have automatic side doors and rear gate. Is there a way to make all three open up at once?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 53
Default RE: Remote Start Rip Off

On my FOB there is a dedicated remote start button as well as two sliding door buttons and the rear tailgate button. Of course the panic and lock unlock buttons are there.

In order for me to remote start the vehicle, I need to push the start button twice. It will only remain on for 15 minutes and you can remote start it ONLY twice.
__________________
'08 Chrysler Town & Country LTD 4.0L
Brilliant Black with Grey leather / suede inserts int.
MyGig, Pwr 3rd Row, Swivel n' Go
VES, NAV, trailer tow and Sunroof.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 08:15 AM
 
 
 
Reply



Tags
aftermarket, car, chrysler, cost, country, dealer, dealership, install, installed, leasing, remote, start, starter, starters, town

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.

Emails Backup