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I got myself a fancy new purse and it has no compartments inside for keys etc. I love having comfort access because I can literally throw my keys in my purse and forget about them. They never have to leave my purse and it's so nice not having to go digging around to find them!
 

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I do not know if a Purse would look good on me. :laugh::laugh: But I can understand your Point with the key to go shopping.;)
 

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I'm certainly fond of comfort access myself, though I was spoiled by my Prius. It had sensors behind the door handle and unlocked for me without even having to press a button as long as I had my key on me. I sometimes have to remind myself to press the button to unlock my Mini. :)
 
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I agree comfort access is great, but it works so much better on our BMW. Just touch the door handle and it unlocks and changes all of the memory settings for you. It doesn't matter who last drove the car or if it was locked after last use. To lock the car you just touch a spot on the door handle.
 

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I agree comfort access is great, but it works so much better on our BMW. Just touch the door handle and it unlocks and changes all of the memory settings for you. It doesn't matter who last drove the car or if it was locked after last use. To lock the car you just touch a spot on the door handle.
Memory settings are stored against the key ;)
 

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Memory settings are stored against the key ;)
Yes but the Mini with Comfort Access does not automatically recognize which key is being used. If you were the last one to used the car, all is fine. If not, you get in the car and discover the other persons settings are active, you have to get out and press the button on the door handle to get your settings. :(
 

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Yes but the Mini with Comfort Access does not automatically recognize which key is being used. If you were the last one to used the car, all is fine. If not, you get in the car and discover the other persons settings are active, you have to get out and press the button on the door handle to get your settings. :(
But dont you have to press the button on the door to get in in the first place which would activate your settings? or do you mean when you open it with the fob it doesnt detect your settings? (which seems a bit of a flaw if true), if none of these and they both work then I cant see how you would ever be in a situation where it never got your settings (unless you used the other fob to open the door then got in with a different set of keys).
 

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It's nice to hear from someone who loves their comfort access. I was put off by all the negative comments on it (although it was my fault for reading the 274 post long "Please list your faults (and fixes)" and the 393 post long "What do we dislike about the car?" threads.)

It actually put me off spec-ing it onto my MINI, but I've never had it before, so you don't miss what you have never had.
 
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But dont you have to press the button on the door to get in in the first place which would activate your settings? or do you mean when you open it with the fob it doesnt detect your settings? (which seems a bit of a flaw if true), if none of these and they both work then I cant see how you would ever be in a situation where it never got your settings (unless you used the other fob to open the door then got in with a different set of keys).
No, you don't have to press the button if the car is unlocked. Our cars are always unlocked in our garage. BMWs sense which key is being used by just touching the door handle. No locking or unlocking required.
 

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ah your in the US and there is the difference :) in the UK I would never leave my car unlocked even in the garage, I understand now why it would be a pain in your situation.

Far too trusting, or we are too defensive one of the two ;)
 

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ah your in the US and there is the difference :) in the UK I would never leave my car unlocked even in the garage, I understand now why it would be a pain in your situation.

Far too trusting, or we are too defensive one of the two ;)
I don't think it's a matter of US vs UK. I'd never leave my car unlocked either, even in my garage. :)
 
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Just tried it out on my car today at lunch. Pretty slick just walking up to your locked car, grab the handle, open the door and start the car without having to stick your hand in your pocket to fish around for the keys.
 

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Stevens, here in America we got Gap Insurance. It is the fastest Way to get a new Mini if the old one is stolen.;)>:D
 

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It's nice to hear from someone who loves their comfort access. I was put off by all the negative comments on it (although it was my fault for reading the 274 post long "Please list your faults (and fixes)" and the 393 post long "What do we dislike about the car?" threads.)

It actually put me off spec-ing it onto my MINI, but I've never had it before, so you don't miss what you have never had.
That kind of put me off it too. Plus, I keep my keys on a D ring/carabiner attached to my pants or backpack, so I'm never really fishing. The main reason, though, was... I needed the money for another toy I wanted more... it went into the big nav system ha. If I had it all to do over again I'd probably spend the 200 bones
 

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Just something that sprung to mind on the comfort access and unlocked in garage, I assume it was part of some pack rather than chosen otherwise what would be the point in having it if you leave the car unlocked all the time
 

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I do leave my car unlocked when it is in the garage. I know when I first got the car I wished it would lock on its own after a certain period of time, mainly so that if I am out and forget to lock the car, it will lock on its own. It does not do this.

If I go into my garage to get something out of the trunk (boot) without having the keys on me, it is locked and so I have to open the trunk by manually pushing the trunk release button inside the car.
 
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