My pet peeve is indeed the key. New cars often have a key that operates when you get close, so you can't really tell if the car is locked. Oh, I know you ought to be able to look at the door, hear an audible sound, or see an alarm light. (Which drains power as well.) I like to actually try the door. A few years ago I had a rental from Budget where the automated locking mechanism was broken. You got the alarm light and audible confirmation, but the doors were not locked. And Budget knew it, but the car did not belong to that location, so they didn't want to try to fix it. Since Budget cabled together two fat fobs, the virtue of not needing a key left you with something you could not put in your pocket, which is supposed to be the real virtue of keyless entry.Cars are too computerized for their own good! I was dubious, but it really is a problem after all. I will keep buying my econo-cars that have limited electronic brains and need a real key to start them.