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Old 4/10/18, 09:07 AM   #1  
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Do you like the push button start?

I bring this up because on an unrelated forum I'm apart of, there's been a heated discussion about push button starts. A lot of people were surprisingly against them. Much like those who've always driven a manual.

I really like having it. Don't have to mess with pulling out my keys. But it does have some issues. As far as I could tell, there's no way to put the car in neutral without having to start the car.

Curious if aftering having one, do you still hate it? Love it? Or have gotten used to it?
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Old 4/10/18, 10:36 AM   #2  
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I like it, mainly because the key never leaves my pocket ... I also have a manual that I can put into neutral anytime I want !!

But, when I get into any other family car (all w/o PB start), I tend to now forget to pull the key out of the ignition and take with me. Not a problem on the two other cars I drive regularly, because they both have the outside key pad to get back in.

I also always install a kill switch on the key-in-ignition chime so I'm not getting that silly reminder when I open the door to get out of these other cars. Only time I turn it ON is when I bring a car in for service.

So that would be the other thing I like about the PBS ... this 2016 Mustang is the 1st car in 40 years I've NOT messed with the key-in-ignition buzzer or chime !!

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Hey Woody24!! I love the push button start! I have a 6spd manual!

What's the need to go into neutral with the car off?
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Old 4/15/18, 03:57 PM   #4  
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Woody24, I believe that's an anti theft situation! If you can put the car into nuetrl with the car off, the car is easier to steal! We certainly don't want that! I put my car into gear when I turn it off, to lock the rear tires, along with the Emergency brake!
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Old 4/15/18, 06:29 PM   #5  
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Love the push button start, I remember when they were illegal in NY.
The cops were worried we would disconnect the neutral safety switch, leave the car in first take a running jump into the front seat ( assuming it was a convertible ) press the button and leave them in the dust.
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I had to move the car back a foot from the front wall to be able to access the hood. In my '06, you'd just have to turn the key forward to the accessories to be able to put the car in neutral without starting it. No need to open the garage door. But with the new one, I had to open the garage door, start the car, put in reverse, move 1 foot, and be done.

I did see online that there's a way to release it, just need to lift up the shifter cover. The old one also had a manual release under a cap next to the shifter.
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I have the push button start on another car, and really like it also. I'm looking forward to having it on the '18. So convenient not messing with the keys.
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