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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: Hokey Key Fob

February 14, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

I don't know. I guess this was cute for a couple of hours when it was introduced (I think) on the Panamera, but today the car-shaped key fob for our long-term 2013 Porsche 911 strikes me as...a bit cheesy.

The romantic notion of yesteryear was that the Porsche owner would plop his keys on the top of the bar with pride. With this thing, no way. It feels weird when operating its buttons, and sticking a miniature car into the key slot in the dashboard? Let's just say that this key fob would be the coolest thing in the world to the fifteen year-old version of me.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor


Comments

  • cl0ud7 cl0ud7 Posts:

    I agree...A bit over the top

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    The spring loaded key fobs are my all time favorite. You (I) could play with them all day, and unlike the above car-shaped-fob, it's awesome cool at any age! It's really the simple pleasures that make life worth living.

  • "You (I) could play with them all day, " Awww, come on. Channel the inner child and make vrooom, vroom sounds while pushing the fob around.

  • noburgers_ noburgers_ Posts:

    that would most likely trigger one of the buttons simply by bending with it in your pocket or leaning agiant the kitchen counter

  • gloss gloss Posts:

    I'd think it would at least help with locating the correct buttons while the fob is in your pocket. I know this is an issue I've run into with normal, symmetrical fobs.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @zimtheinvader: Please. If I had a car shaped fob, it wouldn't make "vrooom vroom" sounds, it would go "psshhhrrrrmmmmmmm!" because it would be a flying rocket-powered car fob.

  • legacygt legacygt Posts:

    Absolutely cheesy. Not a good move. Should be a deletable option. But if they're going to do it, at least make the shape useful. Tapping the hood should open up the front trunk (frunk), not the rear.

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