I have the same opinion on that score.I don't like keyless entry .. but I have got used to keyless ignition worryingly quickly ...
We always insisted on having a sunroof in our cars, until about 5 years ago when we bought our first with air conditioning. The it was a case of, sunroof, who needs a sunroof. Pano roof on MG though is in a different class. Absolutely love it. In fact there's very little I can find wrong with the MG. Maybe the buying experience rates as pretty poor.The car before last, did NOT have the sun roof installed, I missed it almost straight away.
Hey, don’t under estimate the “Pond Life”.Organised car gangs with the equipment to hijack the signal are not stealing MGs 🤣🤣
Before the lockdown, my other half returned to the MG charging in a car park to find a hooded youth on a BMX near the car. He refused to move away despite being asked what he wanted. Later when she told me about this I explained about keyless entry fob cloning and it was very obvious this could have been what was being attempted. Have not been back to same car park since.Organised car gangs with the equipment to hijack the signal are not stealing MGs 🤣🤣
Exactly. Many years ago I had my car broken into and the steering wheel airbag stolen (nothing else, the only damage being the door opened with a screwdriver). At the time the replacement cost £800 and the Police found a repair shop that had repaired a series of cars that exactly matched a series of thefts in the area. Nobody was prosecuted.If they can sell it, they will steal it !.
Yes, both are prone to issues that are broadly separate. It's not so much that people "leave the car unlocked", but a key that gets pressed accidentally while in bags/pockets can unlock the car from hundreds of yards away without any way of you knowing it's done so.Surely pressing a button and keyless entry are two things. Remote central locking has been around for yonks and only user error can leave the car unlocked. Keyless entry is, or so I am led to believe, only active when the fob is within an arms length of the car. Therefore, for someone to use a signal booster to steal your car they would need to get that close to the fob themselves. Therefore no tin hats are required, just don't leave it next to a window.
Or take three. Put them in a container and ship them anywhere in the world then sell them whole.I remember a piece of car folk-myth many years ago explaining why it was extremely rare to see a broken down Rolls Royce.
The story was that a pantechnicon was rapidly despatched by RR to the spot and then winch the broken-down car inside to be hidden from view. And then taken away for repair.
Seems to me a similar pantechnicon trick could be arranged for any car, to remove it to a dismantling yard trading the parts. No key necessary...
Yes, both are prone to issues that are broadly separate. It's not so much that people "leave the car unlocked", but a key that gets pressed accidentally while in bags/pockets can unlock the car from hundreds of yards away without any way of you knowing it's done so.
I have found the long distance operation of the unlocking useful quite often in a big carpark since the lights come on too. That helps me find the car when I can't quite remember where I left it.They do, but they don't always if for example the accidental button press occurs more than once.. or if the car opens all the windows, or if it's a remote boot release action.. let's face it there is literally no reason for these things to work from so far away...
The i3 can send a "light flash" command using the app, if that's likely to help, but you'd have to be in line of sight to the front/rear of the car anyway. I dunno, I think this would be a small loss compared to the security of knowing you don't have to be ultra careful with the key when you're not right next to the car. Or the keys need to come designed with a slide-up cover to protect the buttons. Just, something needs to change..I have found the long distance operation of the unlocking useful quite often in a big carpark since the lights come on too. That helps me find the car when I can't quite remember where I left it.