Top Best 5 Remote Car Starters – Best Buy in November 2021

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iDataStart - HC3.5 2-Way LED Remote Start System - Black

Premium all-in-one remote start system with two super-long range, 2-way LED remote transmitters. Capable of remote starting your vehicle from up to 6000-feet away. Bypass module included. Compatible with most vehicles 1988 and up (automatic transmission only).

6 Features
  • Professional installation is required for this product: Additional parts and labor are usually required. NOTE: cost of additional parts and labor typically ranges from $10 to $300, depending upon vehicle make and model - please contact your local Best Buy store for exact pricing.
  • Compatible with most vehicles with automatic transmission: Remote start almost any vehicle to warm up the inside in winter, or cool it down in summer.
  • Two-way LED remote with range up to 6000’: Remote start your vehicle and receive instant confirmation from up to a mile away.
  • Remote start from the factory key-fob: Ask your installer about adding remote start capabilities to your factory key remote.
  • Bypass module included: The HCX control module included with the iDataStart HC3.5 has a built-in bypass module for seamless integration with your vehicle.
  • DroneMobile compatible: Add the Drone X1MAX-LTE for unlimited range smartphone control and GPS tracking with the DroneMobile App.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Wesley, 10 out of 10
    Excellent System

    Recently installed into a 92 Dodge Stealth. Starts, locks, and unlocks like a charm. Good user interface. Paired with DroneMobile adapter i am able to monitor my car anywhere i have cell service. Would definitely recommend.

    Nov 06, 2021 21:35
  • 10score
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    iDataStart - Remote Starter kit for BMW/Mini/Mercedes Benz Vehicles - Black

    Control vehicle startups with this iDataStart starter kit. The no-key requirement for immobilizer bypass on select vehicles offers easy access in case of wire corrosion or damage, while the remote start module works with various 2003 to 2016 models of Mini, BMW, Freightliner and Mercedez Benz. This iDataStart kit is compatible with T-harness, long-range RF kits and smartphone control systems (not included) for versatile connections.

    8 Features
  • Compatible with select BMW vehicles: Including 2008-2013 1, 2006-2013 3, 2005-2010 5, 2005-2010 6, 2008-2013 M3, 2006-2010 M5, 2006-2010 M6, 2012-2015 X1, 2007-2013 X5, 2008-2014 X6, and 2009-2016 Z4 models.
  • Works with select Dodge vehicles: 2007-2017 Sprinter model.
  • Designed for use with select Freightliner vehicles: 2007-2017 Sprinter model.
  • Compatible with select Mercedes Benz vehicles: Including 2005-2014 B, 2003-2015 C, 2007-2013 CL, 2014 CLA, 2004-2009 CLK, 2004-2013 CLS, 2004-2013 E, 2005-2013 G, 2010-2014 GLK, 2006-2013 ML, 2006-2012 R, 2007-2013 S, 2005-2013 SLK, and 2010-2017 Sprinter models.
  • Works with select Mini vehicles: 2007-2015 Cooper PTS, 2008-2015 Cooper Clubman PTS, 2011-2016 Cooper Countryman PTS, 2012-2015 Cooper Coupe PTS, 2013-2015 Cooper Paceman PTS, and 2012-2015 Cooper Roadster PTS models.
  • Control your vehicle from anywhere: With this module, you can control your car engine from a compatible device from almost unlimited range.
  • Keyless entry: No key is required for immobilizer bypass on most models.
  • Works with select iDataStart components: Including select long-range RF kits, select T-harnesses, and smartphone control systems.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Demad, 10 out of 10
    Amazing on cold days!

    Very happy so far! Distance is not the greatest with stock BMW fob but I can use the stock one to start it. Upgrading the the phone app soon for better range. At this point, I am not sure why I waited as long as I did to buy???

    Feb 10, 2021 10:38
  • Review by Miki, 10 out of 10
    Nice product.

    It does works very well in my MINI COOPER, Now I'm able to have my car cooler before I get there.

    Jul 30, 2021 17:04
  • Review by Parkway, 10 out of 10
    Mercedes r 350

    Very happy with the product and the service especially Yonkers Best Buy

    May 02, 2021 22:23
  • Review by BigChris, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Everyone else was charging the astronomical amount of money then I found this product at Best Buy and it works like a charm

    Sep 11, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Tgtt, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product

    Works well only drawback or issue is that the doors lock automatically after about 20 seconds. This is a bit annoying.

    Jan 30, 2021 10:53
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    Compustar - 2-Way Remote Start System - Installation Required

    Cool your car with automatic transmission from afar with this CompuStar remote starter bundle. The two included remotes let you start your car from up to 3,000 feet away and feature advanced functions such as timer start and valet mode. This CompuStar remote starter bundle features hot and cold start functions that get your car to the ideal temperature before you open the door.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    4 Features
  • Compatible with most vehicles with automatic transmission: Start your engine from a distance before you get in.
  • 3000' range: Remote transmitters let you start your car while you're still in the house.
  • Advanced remote start functions: Include timed start, cold and hot temperature start, valet mode, and stop-and-go mode.
  • Keyless entry: Unlock your vehicle's doors with your key chain remote.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Joelle, 10 out of 10
    Happy customer alert

    Ive Only had it for a day but so far so good! It is everything I wanted. I love the little noises that the remote makes that lets me know the automatic start worked. That way I do not have to run outside in 10 degree weather. My car is all warmed up and ready for driving right away! Now hopefully i can get to work on time because I won’t have to scrape my car windows!

    Dec 19, 2020 17:33
  • Review by Cheeseburger, 10 out of 10
    Remote starter

    I have had this about 3 weeks. So far I would rate it excellent. I had it installed in Plover Wisconsin and the installer was awesome and very through. I am waiting for them to go on sale again so I can purchase one for my son.

    Jan 01, 2021 17:26
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Keeping Warm

    Got this for my daughter, Installed by Best Buy. It was 9 deg out the other morning. She loves it, Best Buy tech programed it to work with the original key fob that came with the car.

    Dec 20, 2020 03:51
  • Review by Tuan, 10 out of 10
    Great starter

    Great starter, I have installed for my 2006 Lexus Is250 and I love it so much. I definitely recommend to my friends.

    Jul 16, 2021 12:27
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10

    Excellent this item I like I recommend to anyone I am so happy

    Dec 16, 2020 19:22
  • Review by Khaipi, 10 out of 10
    Work well.

    Good stuff,fit for my Honda civic lx 2017. It’s the cheap.

    Nov 08, 2019 15:53
  • Review by CKtoday, 10 out of 10
    2-Way is the Way!

    There are 2 stories to everything. The 2 stories for this Compustar - 2-Way Remote Start System Model:CS4905S-KIT are installation and the system.

    I'll start with the installation. The 2 installers at the Northtown Mall location were all business. They were young but experienced was my take. They were working there tails off when I dropped off the car and when I picked it up. They were able to answer all my questions and then some. I wish I had read some of the manual and such as the started comes from the factory with a 25 minute run time. I would have preferred 15 minutes. The guys already were working on 2 cars and I didn't want to wait as they offered to change the setting but would have to finish the cars they were working on before getting to my car. I respect that. My mistake. The installer told me it would take 2 hours. They called me at the 1 hour mark telling me it was completed. How awesome is that! Overall very impressed with installation.

    Now about the starter. I had it installed in a new 2021 Mazda 6 that has push button door locks and push button starter with no issues 3 weeks ago. Yes, the remote works from long distances through concrete walls and glass as advertised. I work in a concrete building more than 200 yards from the car's parking spot. The remote starts the car every time and tells me that it has been started. The reason 2-way starters are the way to go, immediate feedback. Here is one of the annoyances of the starter. When you activate the remote to start the car, the remote chirps LOUDLY once. When the car starts, the remote LOUDLY and ANOYINGLY chirps back 3 lengthy times. There is no way to change the volume of the chirp that I have discovered. The installation techs didn't know of a means to quite the chirps either.

    I suggest placing the remote in a deep well insulated pocket. Best of all the feedback is with in 10 to 20 seconds. Other than a small sensor that is placed on my windshield near the rearview mirror, there are no cosmetic changes to see that would indicate you have this remote installed. I took the car in for its first factory recommended service at the dealer and they didn't say a thing. Warranty still in order I would presume. I am very happy with the remote and the purchase. I purchased this on a daily deal and what a deal it was, $300 included installation. I would still be happy had I paid the regular price of $450 to $500. There is no subscription services fees that must be paid to use this remote starter. Had one of those remote starts before and would never recommend to anyone. Sure you can start your car from Iceland but do you really need to?

    Oct 26, 2021 11:29
  • Review by Henryel88, 10 out of 10
    Exelent remote starter

    Exelent remote starter.

    Good range.

    The fact that you receive confirmation back to know if your car did start or not is a plus

    ( the confirmation doesn't work every single time 100% but most of the time it does)

    If you have a push to start car this is the way to go.

    You hit the brake and you don't even notice the transition from the remote starter to the car to take over.


    my car is a mitsubishi push to start.

    If I just tap the brake Nothing turns off, not even the radio, but if I hit the brake all the way down and kind of hold it for a second

    Everything inside the car turns off for a second and comes back on, I mean the radio, lights, etc, but not the engine,

    Engine still running but radio and ligts turns off.

    So When I get in the car I just close the door and give a litte tap to the brake and nothing turns off.

    I don't know why is like that, but I like it that way

    I dont even notice the switch from the remote starter to the car : )

    Jan 02, 2021 13:41
  • 9.4score
    Compustar - 1-Button Remote Starter T-Harness Kit (2nd Gen) - Installation Required - Black

    Integrate remote start capabilities into your vehicle with automatic transmission with this Compustar T-harness kit. It lets you integrate a one-button remote start function in a variety of models from 1988 forward.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most vehicles with automatic transmission: Allows you to start your engine with the push of a button.
  • 800-foot range: One-way one-button remote transmitters with LEDs let you start your car while you're still in the house.
  • Remote Start features: Timed Start; Cold and Hot Temperature Start, Start, Stop, Valet Mode, and Stop and Go Mode.
  • Bundle includes vehicle compatible installation kit: Discreetly connects to factory-installed components with virtually seamless integration.
  • Upgradable: With DroneMobile smartphone-controlled GPS system.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BVaughan, 8 out of 10
    Great Remote Starter

    We have this remote start on both of are vehicles and love the 2 way capabilities. The Drone App for us works great but we only use it for the free month. It's a bit expensive for the monthly subscription unless you want to pay 5 years ahead to get a better price and I still think it's over priced. If the monthly charges ever go down then we would defiantly do it to allow us to have another way to start the vehicles plus all the other features. I also payed more money up front to get the 2 way remote because otherwise it's just a one way remote that come with the kit.

    Sep 18, 2020 21:30
  • Review by Pogi, 10 out of 10
    Remote start compustart

    Perfectly Awesome easy to go... ride and warm 1000feet reach since before i will walk tru my car just to manual iy...but now easy warm automated start. Thanka to PG the auto tech guy his good friendly and reliable service he explained every steps on the vehicles on what you had.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:43
  • Review by COMPUSTART, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    I love this product it’s good and very convenient,

    I don’t need to stay in my car to warm up my engine either cool or hot weather I suggest to buy this product

    Jun 07, 2021 14:40
  • Review by ACURA, 10 out of 10
    Best of the Best

    Great car remote starter, no more freezing cold once I get in my car on a chilly winter. And I can start my car from 150ft w/c I really need on a freezing day. Highly recommended!

    Jan 08, 2021 16:24
  • Review by EasyD, 10 out of 10
    Just What I Was Looking For.

    Excellent The Car Starts Everytime No Problems @ All, Thanx..

    Sep 14, 2020 17:51
  • Review by Rokanator, 10 out of 10
    Great starter

    I can’t believe that I have driven through 30 winters without a remote starter. Getting to a warm and defrosted car is priceless and the good news is this remote starter is affordable. There are upgrades like the drone app that makes it possible to start from anywhere but if you’re looking for a one- button starter that can unlock or shut your car back off then this is the one. Once you purchase the starter an appointment is made for the install which is quick, clean and professional. The install tech goes over the operation of the remote thoroughly with you before you drive off satisfied. Thanks Mike at Augusta, Me. Best Buy!

    Jan 09, 2021 05:56
  • Review by Daniel, 2 out of 10
    No self install possible

    Does not come with installation kit, harness or installation manual. In the box you get only naked modules and remote fob that's it.

    !!!!NO T-Harness!!!! Included!!

    They expect you to give your car to their installation team to get it installed in your car !!!NO WAY!!!

    Compustart website is just a primitive ugly set of useless links. You expect to find any manuals there? Fugget about it!

    Nov 24, 2020 22:53
  • Review by Pete687, 10 out of 10
    Great Remote Starter

    Purchase the Compustar 1-Button Remote Starter for my 2015 Jeep Unlimited. The Compustar Remote Starter works flawlessly and very easy to use. The techs at Bestbuy that installed the system in my vehicle are knowledgeable and professional in their work. I have purchased two more of the Compustar Remote Starter for family member in 2017 Christmas gifts (Buick and Honda vehicles).

    Purchased another one for my fiancé vehicle which is a 2018 Hyundai.

    Like I said they all work flawlessly.

    I would highly recommend it to friends And families.

    Jan 06, 2019 13:50
  • 9.2score
    Viper - DS4+ Remote Start System - Black

    Control your vehicle remotely with this Viper DS4+ remote start system. The Bluetooth connectivity of the DS4 module provides wireless programming and control with a smartphone, and it includes a temperature sensor to detect when the engine heats up sufficiently. This upgradeable Viper DS4+ remote start system works with your OEM remote thanks to its 3x lock start support.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most vehicles: Start your engine with the push of a button.
  • Remote start: Lets you start your engine and turn on your vehicle's climate control system to warm up or cool down the cabin before you get in.
  • Keyless entry: Unlock your vehicle's doors with your key chain remote.
  • Onboard Bluetooth: Provides wireless programming and control.
  • Easily upgradeable: You can expand your system with a long-range remote control, SmartStart control and GPS or security shock/ tilt sensor for more convenient use. Additional fees apply.*
  • Smartphone control: This feature is available via Bluetooth Smart technology which works up to 150 feet away from vehicle and the free Directed SmartStart mobile app, downloadable from the App Store or Google Play.*
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rick, 8 out of 10
    The remote itself is great

    I Really like the remote I’ve had one for 10 years in my truck so I bought this one for my girlfriends car I bought the two way remote also and it’s rechargeable now instead of the one I have that takes batteries they said one charge would last three months I can barely get one charge to last a week. The installation at the Peoria store I was not happy with either I had made an appointment and they were almost 2 hours late getting the car in and when I got it back there is a trim piece still off of the car that I had to put back on myself other than that no problems I just got a new truck in May and now I’m hesitant about having one put on there

    Jan 20, 2020 08:39
  • Review by Drake, 6 out of 10
    Awesome remote start But.... there is one problem

    The only reason why I'm giving this product 3 stars ... My only complaint is that the transmitter that comes with the product is hard to unlock your doors, plus you can't tell if your doors are locked or unlocked or weather or not the remote start activated from a distance. You only get one transmitter. To upgrade to a better transmitter. Because Viper knows you dont want to deal with that transmitter that comes with the product,Viper has ironicly placed said upgrade transmitters on the back of the box. I tried to deal with it the first week until a friend needed to move my car and couldn't unlock the doors to do so. So I purchased the viper 7654 transmitter which solved all problems I had at 1st. Which happens to be $ 180.00 at best buy. So I had to spend a $180.00 more dollars to fill satisfied.

    Sep 07, 2018 16:40
  • Review by Hawk, 10 out of 10
    Now secured

    Works flawless. Very happy with my purchase. Much better than the factory with more features.

    Nov 14, 2020 08:06
  • Review by Remote, 2 out of 10
    Wrong advertising

    Wrong advertising. If you want to buy this item, you better go with $500 . Yes it’s NOT $300 if you want to use your cell phone to control it.

    $200for the remote control, $190 for the device to use with your cell phone, $110 for INSTALLATION . Yearly subscription!!

    Nov 20, 2020 09:25
  • Review by Remotestart, 10 out of 10
    Remote start

    I’m very happy with remote star very nice i love the system.

    Jan 11, 2021 19:45
  • Review by EasyD, 10 out of 10
    Viper Car Alarm

    The Viper Alarm Is Fantastic, It Opens & Locks My Doors As Well Plus I Even Like The Flashing Blue Light Thats Indicates It Is Alarmed. Thank You Very Much Best Buy...

    Nov 23, 2020 17:29
  • Review by Mariah, 10 out of 10
    Great for any vehicle

    I absolutely love this alarm system keeps the intruders away. Barely touch the glass to the car and it chirps as a warning!!

    Overall the best also at 410 and ingram location best darn assosiate JAY!!! It is on our jeep.

    Aug 29, 2018 17:06
  • Review by Jimmy, 10 out of 10
    Great alarm system

    Great alarm system Viper I’m very pleased how will the system works

    Jan 20, 2020 20:13
  • 8.8score