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Re: Automobile Information Network
MidNightOil08   4/17/2012 2:46:11 PM
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I thought BMW made it popular for the first time.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   4/13/2012 6:48:22 PM
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Great video, Zippy. Thanks for heads-up. The interesting thing is that the one guy wasn't sure how he opened the liftgate.

Charles Murray
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Re: Automobile Information Network
Charles Murray   3/29/2012 9:48:21 PM
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The other "luxury" I've learned to like is the remote key fob. I wouldn't place it in the same category as automatic door locks, but I've learned to like the idea of hearing the beep when I remotely lock the door. I'm one of those people who can never remember if I've locked the door. By pressing on the key fob and hearing the beep, I know it's locked.

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Rob Spiegel   3/27/2012 11:13:47 AM
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Yes, as little as it might seem, automatic door locks are a big deal if you have a minivan with a bunch of kids going in an out of a bunch of car doors -- as well as packing stuff in the back. 

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Charles Murray   3/26/2012 8:09:53 PM
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Rob, I never thought I would need automatic doorlocks on my cars, but now I'm hooked. It's a lot easier than turning around and locking every door in the car. It's easy to get used to some of these little luxuries.  

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Re: Automobile Information Network
Rob Spiegel   3/26/2012 12:44:03 PM
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I agree, Chuck. I don't pay extra for anything. Yet I've ended up with some nice features either because I bought a used car that happened to have features or the car that was on the lot (that I didn't have to wait for) happened to have features. Some of those features, though, have been fine -- like the glove compartment button that opens the trunk.

Charles Murray
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Re: Automobile Information Network
Charles Murray   3/23/2012 7:04:26 PM
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I have to admit, I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to extra features, so I probably wouldn't be willing to pay for this. The problem is, all features come in groups -- some optional, some standard -- and buyers often end up paying for them whether they know it or not.

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Rob Spiegel   3/22/2012 6:58:15 PM
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I agree about not paying extra for it. Yet there have been countless times I've stood in front of a car's trunk with my arms full of grocery bags or luggage. Heck, I was cheap-thrilled when I had a car that had a button in the glove compartment that opened the trunk. My next car didn't have that feature and I actually missed it.

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TJ McDermott   3/22/2012 6:51:57 PM
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Oh, it's a plus, I agree.  I rented a car last month, and enjoyed a keyless fob for the first time.  Push-start, unlock doors as you grab the handle, just because the fob was in my pocket.  It was quite an enjoyable experience.

But I don't think I'd pay extra for it.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Automobile Information Network
Rob Spiegel   3/22/2012 6:49:46 PM
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I must say, TJ, you came up with a creative downside to the automatic trunk opener. I think this feature offers a very tiny plus to a vehicle. But it's a plus nonetheless.

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