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    How in the hell do you...

    ...start a push button car these days?! A client of mine asked me to move one of his cars which is a Lexus IS 350. He gave me the door opener which had a funny looking key-like thing that fit into the opener. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to get the darn thing started. What ever happened to the old key into the ignition thing?
    fee-fy-fo-fum...

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    You should see me in a rental car. I can't figure anything out-too many bells and whistles, all located in weird spots. Back in my day....
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    Man, the first time I rented a Prius... :S
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    ^Oh brother, I can only imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    ...start a push button car these days?! A client of mine asked me to move one of his cars which is a Lexus IS 350. He gave me the door opener which had a funny looking key-like thing that fit into the opener. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how to get the darn thing started. What ever happened to the old key into the ignition thing?
    worse yet, how to you turn it off when the throttle sticks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    worse yet, how to you turn it off when the throttle sticks?
    Lol, I actually was thinking that a couple days ago when I saw a commercial for a car with one of these. I really don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    worse yet, how to you turn it off when the throttle sticks?
    Find something with a bit of give to run into. Surely if the airbags deploy the engine turns off?

    Then SUE!
    Posting on the basis that ignorance shared is ignorance doubled.

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    Prius lawn mower....

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Prius lawn mower....
    some time later



    where did I first see this?
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    worse yet, how to you turn it off when the throttle sticks?
    Press and hold the start/stop button for 5-10 seconds.
    Good luck remembering that when you're trying to dodge traffic at speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    some time later



    where did I first see this?
    Hello 911? I'd like to report an unidentified flying obje...., wait,...is that a fvckin' lawn mower?!!!
    fee-fy-fo-fum...

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    Ha,what the…
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Press and hold the start/stop button for 5-10 seconds.
    Good luck remembering that when you're trying to dodge traffic at speed.
    WTF?!!! I thought humanity was in such a big rush. This is gonna slow me down by 5-10 seconds. That's HUGE!
    fee-fy-fo-fum...

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    Hawg my sister bought a new Toyota 4-Runner Limited. It has the same electronic ignition and door locks as the Lexus. Just touching the door handle opens the car if you have the key fob on you. Same with the ignition just push a button. Crazy technology, I know it's been oround for a few years now.
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    Hawg, the new Lexus system is the bomb. Like DJ said, you put the key in your
    pocket and just open the door to get in. To start the car just push the start button.
    To turn it off just push the start button again. Its wonderful and I love it.

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    I was in one you had to push the brake at the same time as the start button.
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    Hey now! Let's not start the Prius hate again!!!

    Like JK said, it's a snip when you know, and I love just walking up to the door and having it unlock automatically. When you walk away you just touch the handle to lock it. With the Prius, you put your foot on the brake pedal and push start... voila! makes sense to me... to turn it off, you just push the button again... that seems pretty fookin simple to me! Not too steep a learning curve even for an old fart like me...

    I think the issue is that if you park cars for a living, there's a lot of different 'sequences' to learn!


    Edit: The downside is that if you lose the key fob, you're screwed... GOUGED by Toyota!!! Almost $300 bucks to replace it and have it programmed...
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    there was a study on Prius owners... Where they erroneously though they were actually saving the planet by buying a Prius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    there was a study on Prius owners... Where they erroneously though they were actually saving the planet by buying a Prius.
    Don't even go there Fishy! Been done and dusted... The reason for having a Prius is to save money, not the planet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    . The reason for having a Prius is to save money, not the planet...
    I agree.
    But with the study, it showed most Prius owners don't have a Fecking clue...

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    Yeah, the Earth can take care of itself, I'm sure.

    When it gets tired of the activities of all the fleas on it's skin, it will start scratching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbucket View Post
    I agree.
    But with the study, it showed most Prius owners don't have a Fecking clue...
    ...and you can lump in "most of humanity" don't have a fecking clue with that... why single out Prius owners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    yeah, the earth can take care of itself, i'm sure.

    When it gets tired of the activities of all the fleas on it's skin, it will start scratching.
    arrrggghhhhh!!!! We"re doooomed!!! Doomed i tell ye!!!



    EDIT: Hmmm, that was all written in Upper case... some bizarre self-correction goin' on here?
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    I'm a Prius owner too (2008). 200,000 km. I still get 5 litres/100km
    with the back seat down I can carry 2 DH bikes, gear and plenty of room for more. (ie a 3rd or 4th bike)

    The car is not complicated to drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...why single out Prius owners?
    because it's fun watching they get all bent outa shape ( with their mighty then thou attitude) when you talk about "their" car... :lol

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