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does anyone know, or am i still stuck in the 20th century, but you dont have to hold the key to the start position while cranking the engine. it does it for you, almost like a push button start, just quick turn and release...car starts itself. i've seen a dozen vids where people are still holding the key while starting. probably out of habit. just thought i share some noob info.:)
 

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Yeah, old habits die hard. I'm still getting used to it myself. The problem now is the reverse. I get into my wife's 2007 Equinox and quick turn the ignition and the motor turns over and dies. OOPS!
 

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LOL. Yeah, I knew it was there and still held the crank position just out of habit. That took about a week to get used to. Like 12black stated, I got in my wife's dodge and cranked once and let go...it didn't start. I had a little chuckle and my wife asked, "you forget how to start a car?" :laugh:
 

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LOL. Yeah, I knew it was there and still held the crank position just out of habit. That took about a week to get used to. Like 12black stated, I got in my wife's dodge and cranked once and let go...it didn't start. I had a little chuckle and my wife asked, "you forget how to start a car?" :laugh:
What year was your wife's Dodge? I just sold my 2008 Avenger RT and it had that feature. I thought something was wrong with it the first time I notice it.
 

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What year was your wife's Dodge? I just sold my 2008 Avenger RT and it had that feature. I thought something was wrong with it the first time I notice it.
It's a 2005 Caravan and can barley get out of it's own way. However, she loves it to death and it's paid for. Because of that I don't complain when I'm forced to drive it. I do wear a disguise though...:nogrinner
 

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I love this feature. Fortunately, my wife's 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee has this feature as well. It's one of those things that you don't think is necessary until you have it. Every once in a while I'll get a rental car that doesn't have this feature and of course, I always look stupid when I can't start the car.
 

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Yep...works just like my wife's '99 Olds Alero and my '00 Olds Intrigue. Amazed me when I first encountered it, but that was 12 years ago.

Also disables the starter while the engine is running so you can't embarrass yourself by grinding the gears on the flywheel. We've all seen at least one person try to start an already running engine.:gringreen
 

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Also disables the starter while the engine is running so you can't embarrass yourself by grinding the gears on the flywheel.
I did not know that. Makes perfect sense though. Thanks!
 
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Since I work for Mercedes where all of the cars have the same feature, it was unbelievably wierd jumping in the mustang for the first time and finding the touch-start! On a Ford!

I dig it.
 

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Yeah, old habits die hard. I'm still getting used to it myself. The problem now is the reverse. I get into my wife's 2007 Equinox and quick turn the ignition and the motor turns over and dies. OOPS!
Haha I do the same with my other cars sometimes.
 
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