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Hey~~ Well first I want to thank everyone for helping me out ....

Has anyone tried out the VIPER security and remote start system ?? If did or if anyone knows more about it PLEASE tell me ~!!!!! ( Im thinking about getting one for my car )
 

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IIRC It's a bit tricky for the remote start. Something to do with your key's security chip. I'm sure it can be done- but I'd recomend you find an installer who knows what they are doing.

It also may disable part of the functionality of your ignition security.
 

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What is IIRC ? Well I got a lease car should i still install it ???
My friend had it on his 350z but since he got the new g35 he sed that his key has too much functions that he needs so he is giving it to me free....
SHOULD I TAKE IT ?? Will it be ok ??? ???
 

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Thanks for the advice ..... Well I was just thinking about just installing only the viper security system...
That will be fine right ?? I guess it would be better than the standard VW alarm system ... RIGHT >??
 

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There is nothing wrong with the VW security system. The Viper will have glass break detection but any idiot knows how to get around that anyway. The Viper may have remote alarm transmission but after a few false alarms, you learn to ignore it.

The VW system is pretty well integrated into the car. The Viper is going to be a black box that screams "Here I am" and it will interfere with, if not completely disable, the factory set up.

The remote start, if it works, is nice but the wiring and the relay that comes with the Viper cannot handle the current drawn by your climate control fan if it is running at high speed. You will end up burning up your factory wiring harness.

I have done all of this before. Never again!
 

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Well I wasnt going to put the remote start system anyways because since its a lease car i dont want to even bother with the wiring in the engine .. Was only going to get the alarm system ...
Is it that bad ?? hmmm... im really hesitating.... Well let me ask one more question ....
I know its off the topic but HOW FAR CAN U MOD THE CAR IF ITS A LEASE CAR ??
Will putting an air intake and a blow off valve hurt the car ?? or even will it void my warrenty ????
 

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Mod the hell out of it, realizing that you will never get a return on the investment. Exterior add ons need to be original VW parts. If you can't see it, don't worry about it. When you turn it in, they will do a half assed final inspection and will bill you for excessive wear and tear. They will find some, even if you put it up on blocks for the entire lease period.
 

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IIRC= Inmate Intake/Release Center, if I recall corrrectly that is.
That's funny, I was at one of those today.
 

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Dirty, nasty, smelly, dnagerous places they be....Arrrrrrrr
I don't know about dnagerous, but the rest apply!
 

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Mod the hell out of it, realizing that you will never get a return on the investment. Exterior add ons need to be original VW parts. If you can't see it, don't worry about it. When you turn it in, they will do a half assed final inspection and will bill you for excessive wear and tear. They will find some, even if you put it up on blocks for the entire lease period.
I've never really looked at a car as an investment, since most of the time they go down in value.
 

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And yet it is a sort of investment if you also consider it a necessity. Sure you can live without a car of your own, but in most cases it is less expensive to own, maintain, and insure a vehicle than it is to take the bus. True, if you buy a car and leave it in your garage, there's a low probability that you will ever get more fiscal value out of it, but if you use it daily and add the value of trasportation to your initial investment, you can view a car as an investment. That makes it worth protecting.
 

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I didn't say it wasn't worth protecting, just that I don't view it as an investment. I agree; when you lay out that much money for something, and it takes you to your job to make your money, you have to protect it. But unless all of a sudden all the other GTIs disappear off the planet (gasp!), my car most likely won't go up in value. Now VW stock . . . that might be an investment; maybe I'll go check prices now . . . .
 

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One of the reasons I continue to buy VW's is that they hold their value better than American and Japanese cars - at least around here. Your car is an investment - granted it likely won't appreciate but it will hold its value relative to the other brands. I like to trade in when I feel the car is worth half of what I paid.
 

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Yeah, before I bought my GTI I did a little study on VW's ability to hold value and discovered that, on average, a VW will devalue faster than a Honda or Toyota for the first three years, but after that will start to gain ground. Then, after five years or so, the VW will be worth as much as any of the major Japanese brands (based on percentage of new-car value.) After ten years and up, VW will maintain a much higher percentage (20% vs <=10%, at ten years) of its original retail price. I suppose after all that work, I should have bought a three-year-old VW to make the highest overall value, but I couldn't possibly resist the MkV.
 

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Yeah, before I bought my GTI I did a little study on VW's ability to hold value and discovered that, on average, a VW will devalue faster than a Honda or Toyota for the first three years, but after that will start to gain ground. Then, after five years or so, the VW will be worth as much as any of the major Japanese brands (based on percentage of new-car value.) After ten years and up, VW will maintain a much higher percentage (20% vs <=10%, at ten years) of its original retail price. I suppose after all that work, I should have bought a three-year-old VW to make the highest overall value, but I couldn't possibly resist the MkV.
Ultimately, it depends on what makes you happy. If we all used xcel for our purchases we would be wearing GAP chakis and driving a Carolla...............and maybe with a porn stash, although I don't know what that has to do with it............
 
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