"Nobody can seriously suggest that a tumbler lock is more secure"
Lol, no one said that. As for security, hackers have shown us that any device or computer code designed and built by man can pretty much be hacked and/or defeated, sometimes rather easily.
As for convenience, just how more convenience must a person need? Since my pants comes with pockets (imagine that), my key fits in it quite well. Isn't that what pockets are for? Fits in nicely along with my house key and Swiss Army knife. That to me is pretty darn convenient. Only takes a second and minor finger/arm movements to take it out and insert it into the tumbler.
And then, to quote someone, "most people actually hate driving", so I guess they buy anything which will alleviate driving involved actions/thinking.
"I am sensing a pattern here though. I cannot recommend any modern car to many of the posters in this thread..... "
Now now, some of us are just not all that awed by electronic or other "new modern" geewhiz doodads like some others. Many times these doodads are just answers to questions not asked except by the "gotta have the newest thing" types. However, having said that, maybe you are somewhat correct, as many of us do not find the newest cars all that much fun to drive like we do certain older ones. We are familiar with newer cars, and we walk away, saying, "well, that just wasn't all that great, wish we had our Alfa", appreciating the more involved sensual interactions.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-01-2019 at 10:03 PM.