Originally Posted by gladmaker
Especially if you still have to use the key to unlock the steering.
And to boot, if you didn't have to unlock the key start, it would be because the car had been switched to a full button start system with electronic key cards. You'd then have issues like some of the cars with this feature (button start as along as key card is within sensing distance) - your car can be started by a thief if you are sitting at an outdoor café with the key card within range. Similarly, if you start the car and your wife wanders off with the key card, you can drive it as far as you want, but once you stop it, that's it, it won't restart without the card - this has happened where wife starts car, husband takes over thinking he has the key card (which wife has and takes with her) and is far from home having just irretrievably stopped the car when he finds out he is in the glue.
I think button start is highly overrated.....