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#1 Barnsey

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:38 AM

Hi Guys

hopefully you can help, I am about to order the New Titanium 1.6 TDCi in time for the '59 plates to arrive.

However, i want to know from people who have it, whats its like to live with the keyless entry and POWER button.

How does the system work? Do you feel safe leaving the car, when its locked? Is it the same as the BMW where you 'plug' the fob in like an old PS2 memory card, or simply scan it like an Oyster Card?

How does it lock itself and unlock?? And when you have finished with the car do you just push the button and lock the car??

Is there a back-up system like convention remote keys on the reverse? or a key thats used? does it all have to be locked via keyless or is there a normal remote that can be used in conjunction??

thanks

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:45 AM

Hi Guys

hopefully you can help, I am about to order the New Titanium 1.6 TDCi in time for the '59 plates to arrive.
However, i want to know from people who have it, whats its like to live with the keyless entry and POWER button.

How does the system work? Do you feel safe leaving the car, when its locked? Is it the same as the BMW where you 'plug' the fob in like an old PS2 memory card, or simply scan it like an Oyster Card?

How does it lock itself and unlock?? And when you have finished with the car do you just push the button and lock the car??

Is there a back-up system like convention remote keys on the reverse? or a key thats used? does it all have to be locked via keyless or is there a normal remote that can be used in conjunction??

thanks


LOL - are you serious - I ordered mine on the 1 June and it is not certain that I will get mine for the 1 September (although I am hoping it will)

As for the keyless entry - I was going to have it on mine and then decided that 400 for, what is in effect a gimic, was a bit excessive so instead of having that and then 7spoke alloys I struck a deal with the dealer and for a little over 700 he put the X Pack on it instead.

I have since read a cuople of road tests that have said the same thing about it so I am glad I changed my mind

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:44 AM

Dont bother with keyless entry. You could by more useful options for 400.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:38 AM

Hi Guys

hopefully you can help, I am about to order the New Titanium 1.6 TDCi in time for the '59 plates to arrive.

However, i want to know from people who have it, whats its like to live with the keyless entry and POWER button.

How does the system work? Do you feel safe leaving the car, when its locked? Is it the same as the BMW where you 'plug' the fob in like an old PS2 memory card, or simply scan it like an Oyster Card?

How does it lock itself and unlock?? And when you have finished with the car do you just push the button and lock the car??

Is there a back-up system like convention remote keys on the reverse? or a key thats used? does it all have to be locked via keyless or is there a normal remote that can be used in conjunction??

thanks


The system works very well. You don't scan or plug the fob, just have it in your pocket or bag. It doesn't unlock or lock itself, you press a small button in the door handle, or use the fob as normal. To start or stop the engine, just press the power button. There is an emergency key inside the fob.

Hope this helps,

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:38 AM

I test drove a keyless entry one. If I can remember that far back I think it was started by pushing the clutch down and then pressing the power button. I don't remember having to insert the key into anything, think you just had to have it with you.

It does come with a key too, you open up the actual fob and a key is inside it. I'm sure people with the system can tell you about it a bit better though.

I didn't get it put on my car, I'm quite happy to put a key in the ignition!

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:19 AM

Hi Guys

hopefully you can help, I am about to order the New Titanium 1.6 TDCi in time for the '59 plates to arrive.

However, i want to know from people who have it, whats its like to live with the keyless entry and POWER button.

How does the system work? Do you feel safe leaving the car, when its locked? Is it the same as the BMW where you 'plug' the fob in like an old PS2 memory card, or simply scan it like an Oyster Card?

You dont need to use the key at all to start the car such as plugging it in. You can just leave it in your pocket or in your bag. Then you simply press the clutch down and press the start button and the engine starts.

How does it lock itself and unlock?? And when you have finished with the car do you just push the button and lock the car??

It doesnt lock and unlcok itself you have to press a small black button on the door handle it is very simple and effective. However, if you do forget to lock it by accident the car locks itself when it is left for about a minute.

Is there a back-up system like convention remote keys on the reverse? or a key thats used? does it all have to be locked via keyless or is there a normal remote that can be used in conjunction??

There is a normal key inside the remote for emergency access i think.

thanks


I have wrote the answers above in your quote in italic.

To be honest it is a good device as you dont have to get your key out of your pocket all the time or rummage around in your bag, as once you are in close enough proximity you just press the button on the handle even if the key is in your pocket. It is secure as you have to be about 1m away from the car for someone else to open the door. So for example soemone can not open it when you ahve walked 5-10 meteres down the road.

Yes it is 400 and a bit of a gimmick but some people will find it useful and others wont. But it has to be said it does make it far easier unlocking, locking and starting the car.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:57 PM

Dont bother with keyless entry. You could by more useful options for 400.


Have you thought about spending your pennies on either a Full dress up kit for an additional 100 (if you are getting the 3 door or the rear Zetec S spoiler if not), lowered suspension and personal plate, viper stripes, the servicing package (all costs covered for 36 months) - I am sure there are other things too.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:01 PM

Thanks for your views guys, much appriciated.

With regards to the extras, i have saved up enough pennies to splash out on every possible additon for the car, even the pointless ones such as illumiated gear knob and door sills. :lol:

my dealer reckons he can have me in it by the 'and i quote' 17th September :o

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:44 PM

Thanks for your views guys, much appriciated.

With regards to the extras, i have saved up enough pennies to splash out on every possible additon for the car, even the pointless ones such as illumiated gear knob and door sills. :lol:

my dealer reckons he can have me in it by the 'and i quote' 17th September :o


Hmmm, 9 weeks. Paul and I were both quoted 8-12 weeks, but it's looking like it will be longer for both of us, so don't get your hopes up too much is all I can say.

My build date is in August - the car won't appear for around 4 weeks after that - and my delivery estimate was the start of August at the point of order. <_<

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:58 PM

I still laugh at this, I had mine in 4 weeks :)

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:01 PM

I still laugh at this, I had mine in 4 weeks :)


No one likes a smart Andy. :lol:

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:19 PM

for me it's no gimmick, your other questions have all been answered, it's a good system, I wouldn't be without it.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for your views guys, much appriciated.

With regards to the extras, i have saved up enough pennies to splash out on every possible additon for the car, even the pointless ones such as illumiated gear knob and door sills. :lol:

my dealer reckons he can have me in it by the 'and i quote' 17th September :o


Well if you have got every other extra then go for it . . . .I would if I had the spare cash to do it (but I don't)


I still laugh at this, I had mine in 4 weeks :)


How the hell did oyu get yours in 4 weeks - can only assume it was already built somwhere waiting for a new owner?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:48 PM

How the hell did oyu get yours in 4 weeks - can only assume it was already built somwhere waiting for a new owner?


I think the dealer ordered a load of them and just modified the order so I could customise it to what I wanted...I guess!

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:53 PM

ive got power button start and keyless entry, and makes it so easy and works really well! Im impressed by it. Ijust leave my key in my coat/bag or pocket, and works everytime!

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