IT's not a bad idea to let the engine warm up for a minute, but I believe this was more so for the older carburated models. Todays car is pretty complex and it knows that it is cold and makes the appropriate fuel/air mix adjustments. This is mostly due to the EPA standards to conserve fuel and reduce emmisions.
Personally I get in and go. Unless it's freezing cold out, in which case I'll let in warm up for 5 minutes. The remote starter would save me from walking out there to do this. Except I have a standard.
So to answer your questions, the Remote starter is so you get into a warm car where the heat will be waitng for you. Or A/C of course
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 2:30 PM