Not really. If a car is going to have a built in factory anti-theft
system that communicates with a key fob in your pocket then it's just
more convenient to use a push button and not have to bother getting
out the key. It also lets you lock and unlock the doors without
having to take anything out of your pocket. Is it worth paying extra
for? That's up to the buyer, it's their money, not yours.
FWIW, even before the adaptation of "push to start" technology, Ford had
begun to stop using locking steering columns on some models... The PATS
system works pretty good to prevent theft. If somebody really wants your
wheels.... God made roll off tow trucks and wheel lift stingers just for
Ours isn't what you could call a "car selling dealership".... The cars that
I do see have the 'new' IKE fob.... This is a key with the remote keyless
entry integrated into the key itself... Technology is advancing with each
new model change... I spend a lot of time trying to keep abreast of the
latest developments in our product line... It can be tough.
Are you talking about remote start with the pushbutton on the key fob?
It's kinda nice in cold weather when you can warm the vehicle up
without going outside. Finish your breakfast inside then go out and
drive away in a warm vehicle - nice!
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