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Old 05-11-2018, 11:57 AM
 
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Wireless ignition keys vs standard ignition keys. Which do you prefer? Both keys have their pro's and con's what are your thoughts and experiences?
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: NY
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I prefer keyless ignition and entry. I have owned more than a couple cars with traditional keys and keyless systems... and cannot think of much in the way of "negatives" that I have experienced with keyless.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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I just purchased a used Prius C with a keyed ignition. It shares the garage with a Camry XLE with keyless ignition.

I almost prefer the keyed ignition. You don't have to worry about where you set your key. It's where it SHOULD be - in the ignition!

In my last Camry (also a smart key), I replaced the batteries in that thing every four months. Quite a nuisance.

As to theft deterrence, I don't know which is better.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I've been spoiled by having push button start. When I drive my older cars I always find myself hitting the brake and looking for the button.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I prefer keyless ignition and entry. I have owned more than a couple cars with traditional keys and keyless systems... and cannot think of much in the way of "negatives" that I have experienced with keyless.
The only negative I can think of is the instances of people using range extenders to extend the range of your key fob and get into or steal your vehicle without having to break the glass, hotwire, punch out the lock or any of that kind of stuff.

They make "blocker boxes" to prevent that though.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Standard mechanical keys only for me thanks. I drive older cars, the newest one is a 92.

Many "features" of newer cars, to me are more like "bugs".
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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Keyless, never having to remove from your pocket/wallet is very nice.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: WA
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We have had two keyless cars and much prefer the convenience. All upside experience here.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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Keyless. It's much more convenient and the key stays at the bottom of my purse so there is less chance of it getting misplaced.

I have both and occasionally, if I haven't driven it in a while, I'll I stand in front of my SUV waiting for the door to open. Then I remember I have to hit the button since it doesn't have a keyless entry.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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There are still people who prefer cranking windows and push button radio. I understand.
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