Bloody comfort access

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Post by pvr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:58 am

if you want that then you might as well save on the option and just leave the car unlocked.

I really don’t see any benefits at all. The only difference is that you touch the car to unlock it, the keyless ignition is there with the new BMW’s anyway.
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Post by techathy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:46 am

pvr wrote:
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if you want that then you might as well save on the option and just leave the car unlocked.

I really don’t see any benefits at all. The only difference is that you touch the car to unlock it, the keyless ignition is there with the new BMW’s anyway.
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Post by pvr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 am

Does not help as such with the real aftermath of a burglary, i.e. your wife who no longer wants to live in the house etc.

CCTV is great for knowing who your burglar was, i.e. I have perfect footage of some Spanish bloke jumping my gates and walking into a camera before changing his mind and burgle a neighbour, but nowadays they seem to wear hoodies to prevent CCTV from working.
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Post by techathy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:47 am

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Does not help as such with the real aftermath of a burglary, i.e. your wife who no longer wants to live in the house etc.

CCTV is great for knowing who your burglar was, i.e. I have perfect footage of some Spanish bloke jumping my gates and walking into a camera before changing his mind and burgle a neighbour, but nowadays they seem to wear hoodies to prevent CCTV from working.
So some CCTV, and not necessarily yours, showed your car was left unlocked. You're now dealing with exactly the same s**t but £20k down on where you were because of no insurance pay out.
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Post by pvr » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 am

I was responding to your point of baseball bats and people getting in the house that having comfort access is almost the same as leaving the car unlocked. I am surprised insurance companies even allow this feature as anyone can simply open the car the moment you walk away from it and are within reach of the remote. Comfort access is just does not making any sense to me.
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Post by GusM » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:51 pm

I rather like putting a key fob into the ignition - call me old fashioned! :D
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Post by step_change » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:43 pm

GusM wrote:
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I rather like putting a key fob into the ignition - call me old fashioned! :D
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Post by Glyn » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:38 pm

Well at least I’m not alone, same thing happened to a new M3 in this week’s Grand Tour :D

Would be better if it refused to go into Drive without the fob present.
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Post by Sae » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:54 pm

As convenient as the option is id never personally get in on a car, just too ocd and now senile to when it comes to the ‘did I lock the car....’ thought.
I much prefer the blip and try the handle before waking away :)
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Post by srhutch » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:46 pm

I’m not a fan either, much like contactless on a creditcard. Might as well dish out ten pound notes to strangers.
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Post by mcbutler » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:55 pm

its just an option to part 'option addicts' with their cash, like toothpaste companies selling tongue scrapers....

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Post by mcbeee » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:52 am

Paulr wrote:
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I would suspect the insurance would be void if it was nicked whilst left running outside?
If the car is locked and idling, no problem. At least in Canada it’s ok, can’t say if the dodgy insurance folks in the UK would like it. :D We do have to start cars to warm them quite regularly, minus 40 is a bit hard on a cold car :cry:
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Post by mcbeee » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:57 am

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I’m not a fan either, much like contactless on a creditcard. Might as well dish out ten pound notes to strangers.
I turned off the “tap” function on my bank card but the folks at the credit card company said no, they won’t do that as too many people like the function. Pissed me off to say the least. :headbang:
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Post by Maniac » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:29 pm

I quite like the option on the Merc. If I forget to lock it and walk away it sends me a text as soon as the Bluetooth link expires and asks if I want to lock it. I click yes, it remotely locks the doors.

I keep the keys away from the car in the house. Don’t see the issue. Insurance is there for theft whether it’s house or parked elsewhere.

I get the point about being worried about who’s around your home but frankly in the UK it’s a fact of life.

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Post by TonyP » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:46 pm

pvr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:57 am
......Comfort access is just does not making any sense to me.
A bit like this then ^ :poke: :D

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