This US market ad for the Volkswagen Passat is quite amusing – it showcases the car’s Remote Start feature which allows you to start your Passat from your remote control while you are still outside the car. It’s quite a cool feature if you want your car to start up and run the air conditioning to cool the interior down before you get in and drive off. The Remote Start feature will keep the car running for up to 10 minutes, and if you don’t get into the driver’s seat to begin your journey it’ll shut off again. It’s an option for automatic/DSG transmissions only. Lucky kid – when I was young the only costume I had to play with was whatever I could make from a blanket!