Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I love the keys to my old Jag best. They're....keys. Not an 'Emotional Control Unit' per Aston. Just keys.
     


  2. Find Finn

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    I want a Porsche with a color coded key /irony.

    Smart keys that sense when you are near and a start button and I'm good to go, key never leaves pocket.
     


  3. GreenFrog

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    I still disagree with that. I'd rather pull out my key and see all that info in 2 seconds, especially as it pertains to a hybrid vehicle where you really need to pay attention to how much range you have left.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    can someone get this superfluous guy off my dick jeezus
     


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    I might be on board with this idea of my smartphone as my car key
     


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    Everybody takes out their smartphone every 5 min to check on email, better to have the info there than to check another device.

    If they could do that, and create a keyfob that can unlock the car if I'm within say 3m, and unlock the start button if it's within 40cm of the steering wheel I'm on board. I've looked into starting the car with a smartphone, although tempting, the risk of no battery=no car is to big, negating that by carrying a key kinda defeats that purpose..
     


  7. bawlin

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    Of they could just consolidate everything to the keyfob and you guys can shut the fuck up and stop arguing about a keyfob belonging to a car you will never buy.

    :)
     


  8. Find Finn

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    Try putting your pants back on. ;)
     


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    'Tis the season, I'll admit. I went to start the Boxster last night in 3* weather, first time it's moved since I got back from Thanksgiving. Fiddling with your key while wearing gloves in -16* wind chill, not fun. Automatic door unlocking and remote start would have been nice.
     


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    It's a Porsche. You have to pay for every single option.
     


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    With my MB app I can use my smartphone now to lock, unlock, and start my car, among other functions. However I find it easier to just have the key fob in my pocket.
     


  13. Find Finn

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  14. Superfluous

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    BMW has the remote unlock and lock now too, however, they recently changed it so that if you want to unlock, you have to call some number to verify. They also have a feature where you can honk your horn... haven't found much use for it other than to scare people.
     


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    Finding your black 3 series in a parking lot full of black 3 series.
     


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