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i have probably had and installed more alarms that you have ever seen. the 5900 you have to hit the buttons for all doors to unlock within a certain amount of time. it is actually easier to just keep hitting unlock until it does what you want. same with remote start. the range is pretty poor actually. i know antenna placement has a lot to do with it, as does tint, but it is way less than it should be. with my compustars, i just hold down the start button for about two seconds. never hesitates. also on the generic white remotes it still gives you a visual confirmation as to making the command, not two way, but shows that your remote actually did what it should do. as for unlock, much easier as well. just a better setup.
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zero problems of the sort with compustar. its just a better alarm, period.

I have installed a few car alarms also, but never installed a compustar unit. But two of my friends have em. one of em changed it and went to a clifford alarm because it was annoying to setup the remote start everytime he leaves his truck. and the fact that the buttons on the side gets hit by accident alot. granted the range is awesome but because its easy to depress the button unknowingly. causes concern. one plus about the compustar is the fact that it has a friggin clock. i don't know why but i wish the clifford had one.

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I have installed a few car alarms also, but never installed a compustar unit. But two of my friends have em. one of em changed it and went to a clifford alarm because it was annoying to setup the remote start everytime he leaves his truck. and the fact that the buttons on the side gets hit by accident alot. granted the range is awesome but because its easy to depress the button unknowingly. causes concern. one plus about the compustar is the fact that it has a friggin clock. i don't know why but i wish the clifford had one.
i dont have any problems with any of the compustar remotes. and setting up the remote start before he leaves the car. the most i do is leave on the AC/Heater. he must have a manual, which compustar is the most accomodating, but since remote starts cant be integrated smoothly with any manual, that is a BS argument. i have never on any remote hit buttons unless i am kneeling and my pant leg pushes them. the compustar is a little better than the viper remote at that too. its just a better alarm and remote, and range is phenominal with the compustar. just accept it.
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i have probably had and installed more alarms that you have ever seen. ......... also on the generic white remotes it still gives you a visual confirmation as to making the command, not two way, but shows that your remote actually did what it should do. as for unlock, much easier as well. just a better setup.
I have seen the VIPER 5900 on the web for around $225, while the Compustar is $360....in your expert opinion....is the Compustar worth the difference ? I KNOW the diference is peanuts compared to the price of what is being protected....just wondering if the Compustar is worth the extra $135, in terms of: design, features, reliability, ease of installation/use?

BTW, the ad on the Compustar model in question said the remote was a two-way.

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I have seen the VIPER 5900 on the web for around $225, while the Compustar is $360....in your expert opinion....is the Compustar worth the difference ? I KNOW the diference is peanuts compared to the price of what is being protected....just wondering if the Compustar is worth the extra $135, in terms of: design, features, reliability, ease of installation/use?

BTW, the ad on the Compustar model in question said the remote was a two-way.

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first off, the viper 5900 and compustar arent that cheap. from authorized dealers which is the only way you should buy the alarms (installers generally wont install something you dont buy from them, this is especially true for alarms), those alarms are probably upwards for 550. the compustar is a better alarm. i like my compustars way better than my 5900. better ergonomics, better design on the buttons and how they function, and better real world range.
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