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Old 01-17-2016, 06:16 PM
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That is one fine lookin key fob

Pretty sexy I must say . The negative is that it looks like it would scratch up easily.
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Finally! the old fob was ridiculous. Why use an old key as a fob in the day of keyless go!
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Yeah, the old key was around for 10 years already.
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Finally! the old fob was ridiculous. Why use an old key as a fob in the day of keyless go!
I seem to be in the minority on the keyless go thing. While I like the doors unlocking when you touch the door handle, locking by pressing a button on the handle, I can't stand the push button start. Actually, the part I hate is not having a designated spot for the key/fob to go, other then in the cup holder.

Why not create a dummy ignition/key holder for it? I can't be the only guy who hates having anything in my pocket while driving.
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Old 01-18-2016, 07:37 PM
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I seem to be in the minority on the keyless go thing. While I like the doors unlocking when you touch the door handle, locking by pressing a button on the handle, I can't stand the push button start. Actually, the part I hate is not having a designated spot for the key/fob to go, other then in the cup holder.

Why not create a dummy ignition/key holder for it? I can't be the only guy who hates having anything in my pocket while driving.
I just don't understand why you don't leave it in your pocket.
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I seem to be in the minority on the keyless go thing. While I like the doors unlocking when you touch the door handle, locking by pressing a button on the handle, I can't stand the push button start. Actually, the part I hate is not having a designated spot for the key/fob to go, other then in the cup holder.

Why not create a dummy ignition/key holder for it? I can't be the only guy who hates having anything in my pocket while driving.
I'm with you Russ, I popped the start button out before I left the dealership and just use the key. Wife has it in here Infiniti and also dislikes it...
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There's just something about the act of turning a key to get the car going that I would miss.
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I just don't understand why you don't leave it in your pocket.
I'm with Russ. Anything in my pockets or wearing a coat drives me nuts when in the car.
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I'm with Russ. Anything in my pockets or wearing a coat drives me nuts when in the car.
So do you also take out your wallet and need them to build a wallet holder in the dash?
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So do you also take out your wallet and need them to build a wallet holder in the dash?
No, it goes into the cupholder or stays in my bag.

You like sitting lopsided with something jutting into your cheek?
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No, it goes into the cupholder or stays in my bag.

You like sitting lopsided with something jutting into your cheek?
Front pockets?
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
I just don't understand why you don't leave it in your pocket.
As I stated before, I don't like keeping anything in my pockets while driving for even a short amount of time.
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I'm with you Russ, I popped the start button out before I left the dealership and just use the key. Wife has it in here Infiniti and also dislikes it...
I had no clue you could pop it out and use the key. At least women have purses and I can understand the keyless go making more sense for them. We've all seen women going through their purse searching for keys before.

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There's just something about the act of turning a key to get the car going that I would miss.
Not just that, when I start the car in the morning in the garage, or my F-150, neither of which have keyless push button start, I simply reach in and turn the damn key while I go back in the house. With keyless start, I'd have to get in to put my foot on the brake. Annoying first world problem, but annoying either way.

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I'm with Russ. Anything in my pockets or wearing a coat drives me nuts when in the car.
Which is why I'm surprised that no auto maker has yet (to my knowledge) made a key/fob holder for guys like you and me.

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So do you also take out your wallet and need them to build a wallet holder in the dash?
Money clip goes into the center console, I wouldn't want something that big on the dash
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With keyless start, I'd have to get in to put my foot on the brake. Annoying first world problem, but annoying either way.
I don't understand this statement. What has brake got to do with keyless go? It's simply the act of physically inserting and turning the key that has changed. Everything else stays the same as regular cars. ???
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Which is why I'm surprised that no auto maker has yet (to my knowledge) made a key/fob holder for guys like you and me.
BMW 5 and 7 series cars have a receiver in between the cupholders for the key fob. I'm sure some other models do as well.

Personally I'd prefer a "key card" that I could put in my wallet so wouldn't need to mess with a "key" at all.

Or have the MB app learn which car is yours, so that your phone becomes the "key" to the car.
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BMW 5 and 7 series cars have a receiver in between the cupholders for the key fob. I'm sure some other models do as well.

Personally I'd prefer a "key card" that I could put in my wallet so wouldn't need to mess with a "key" at all.

Or have the MB app learn which car is yours, so that your phone becomes the "key" to the car.
Our SL55 had a key card. And that was in 2002!
Maybe I am mistaken but AFAIK, the E-class can use a smart phone to start the car without any key or app use. I am not referring to remote start...
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I don't understand this statement. What has brake got to do with keyless go? It's simply the act of physically inserting and turning the key that has changed. Everything else stays the same as regular cars. ???
You have to press the brake pedal while pushing the start button, hence my complaint about it. Instead of just reaching in and turning the key without pressing the brake.

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BMW 5 and 7 series cars have a receiver in between the cupholders for the key fob. I'm sure some other models do as well.

Personally I'd prefer a "key card" that I could put in my wallet so wouldn't need to mess with a "key" at all.

Or have the MB app learn which car is yours, so that your phone becomes the "key" to the car.
Didn't know about BMW, good to know that someone has it so others won't be far behind I hope.
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I do not understand why do we need FOB at all. 99% carry phones, and 85% of the phones as NFC capable. FOB is something obsolete. Train your phone for 10 seconds to get all FOB functionality and more and then stash FOB for next car owner. I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
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I do not understanrd why do we need FOB at all. 99% carry phones, and 85% of the phones as NFC capable. FOB is something obsolete. Train your phone for 10 seconds to get all FOB functionality and more and then stash FOB for next car owner. I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
What if your phone is dead or stolen, no thanks
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I do not understand why do we need FOB at all. 99% carry phones, and 85% of the phones as NFC capable. FOB is something obsolete. Train your phone for 10 seconds to get all FOB functionality and more and then stash FOB for next car owner. I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
I wouldn't want the car to be useless without my phone. Nor would I like to leave my phone in the car when it's at home in a garage.

Plus as already mentioned, phones die, break, etc.

No thanks, but we may see that soon.
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I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
Well you can't keep it in your pocket, that's for sure.

I give keyless go 2 thumbs up, but to each his/her own. I wonder if others can sit to eat lunch with car keys or wallet in their pocket.
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
Finally! the old fob was ridiculous. Why use an old key as a fob in the day of keyless go!
Yes. . . My God that old one was so awful. Wow, boy do I hate having it. Ugly burns a hold in my pocket. Really glad it has been changed. Took too long. Don't know what they were thinking keeping that old fob so long. Whew now it's better. I can sleep again. I would buy what ever car that is associated with that that new beautiful Fob.

Oh gee, all of the fobs I have had for the last 10 years are keyless go regardless of what the look like. But yes, I do have to have then on my person. What a hassle.

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Originally Posted by Dema View Post
I do not understand why do we need FOB at all. 99% carry phones, and 85% of the phones as NFC capable. FOB is something obsolete. Train your phone for 10 seconds to get all FOB functionality and more and then stash FOB for next car owner. I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
The E-class is supposed to do that...
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Originally Posted by Dema
I do not understand why do we need FOB at all. 99% carry phones, and 85% of the phones as NFC capable. FOB is something obsolete. Train your phone for 10 seconds to get all FOB functionality and more and then stash FOB for next car owner. I guess everyone knows where to keep phone, so the problem solved.
It would really suck if you can't drive home because your phone battery died!
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I seem to be in the minority on the keyless go thing. While I like the doors unlocking when you touch the door handle, locking by pressing a button on the handle, I can't stand the push button start. Actually, the part I hate is not having a designated spot for the key/fob to go, other then in the cup holder.

Why not create a dummy ignition/key holder for it? I can't be the only guy who hates having anything in my pocket while driving.
I am with you. Keyless go is great for a woman who doesn't have to dig through her bag looking for keys. For men we need a hole to stick that stumpy key in.
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I wouldn't buy a car that requires a key in the ignition. So 1990's...
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