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Just gotta love the "convenience" of those "keyless" locks that need a backup key "just in case". If you have to carry a key in addition to the fob, why bother?
Try it once, you'll never go back. The key never has to come out of your pocket. You don't have to fish for it while holding 3 or 4 bags of groceries. You won't lock it in the vehicle because it is still in your pocket when you exit. Not only that, the vehicle won't let you lock it if the fob is inside. It's an advancement pure and simple.

My truck even warns me when the fob battery is getting low.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Just gotta love the "convenience" of those "keyless" locks that need a backup key "just in case". If you have to carry a key in addition to the fob, why bother?


You have to carry the fob, so an additional key is right there. Keyless is very convenient, no fumbling around to,open the door or start ignition.


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fj12ryder wrote:

Just gotta love the "convenience" of those "keyless" locks that need a backup key "just in case". If you have to carry a key in addition to the fob, why bother?
Try it once, you'll never go back. The key never has to come out of your pocket. You don't have to fish for it while holding 3 or 4 bags of groceries. You won't lock it in the vehicle because it is still in your pocket when you exit. Not only that, the vehicle won't let you lock it if the fob is inside. It's an advancement pure and simple.

My truck even warns me when the fob battery is getting low.
X2 Key is in the FOB so no extra key to carry. Move my foot under the back to open/close the SUV hatch.


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In the 4 years I've had my keyless Ram, I've NEVER had to use the key that's in the fob.

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it is obvious to me that the "naysayers" have never had a "modern" vehicle. [emoticon]

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Love the keyless and push button start. Never take the fob out of my pocket and haven't used the mechanical key in six years, the only time I see it is when I remove it from the fob to change the battery. The car knows when the fob is inside the car and won't let you lock it inside. Good stuff like that.


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Well I didn't think about the key being inside the HUGE darn fob, but there it was, very hard to get and I sincerely doubt my wife could ever get it out without help.

There is a key slot in the door handle, now I have to find the one inside the vehicle.

I really like the old ones better, they are now $5 to $10 each and easy to program. My wife doesn't have her keys on the fob ring because it is too big for her pockets if she leaves her purse in the car.

And yes you can lock the fob inside at least some of the cars. If my wife leaves hers in the car I can lock the doors with my fob.


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Mine won't lock if there is a fob in the car. There is a slot for the whole fob in my car, not one for a separate key. My wife really likes keyless/ pushbutton because she never has to fish around in a purse for her car key. I don't know what kind of car you have but the keyless fob for my Audi isn't any bigger than the remote for my truck which doesn't have keyless.

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If you all like them I don't really care. To me they are a "convenience", and one I can easily live without. Complexity in all things is not necessarily a good thing. Free country, don'cha know.


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TurnThePage wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Just gotta love the "convenience" of those "keyless" locks that need a backup key "just in case". If you have to carry a key in addition to the fob, why bother?

Try it once, you'll never go back. The key never has to come out of your pocket. You don't have to fish for it while holding 3 or 4 bags of groceries. You won't lock it in the vehicle because it is still in your pocket when you exit. Not only that, the vehicle won't let you lock it if the fob is inside. It's an advancement pure and simple.

My truck even warns me when the fob battery is getting low.


X5 or so!
Fob is always in my pants pocket, need to get in, if only to drive grab drivers door handle, only drivers door unlocks. If I want to get in the tailgate, walk past passenger door and simply slip a finger behind the door handle, all doors and Tailgate unlock.
Love this as much as my rain sensing wipers.


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