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I have had my Wrangler for just under 3 years and it is my daily driver. I drive it pretty much daily, usually multiple times a day. Last night after driving home from taking my wife to dinner I reached for the key to shut it off. After a few confused seconds I pushed the button and shut the Jeep off. This is my first of many vehicles I have owned with push to start. What amazed me was the fact that it felt so natural to reach for the key even though I have had the Jeep for quite a while. Maybe it is just old age LOL. Anyone else do this?
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Conversely, I drove my boss’ truck today to go pick up something and it didn’t have a push button start so I kept fumbling around looking for it. Finally realized I had to actually use the key.
 

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We have four vehicles, two have the start button on the dash and two have them on the console. Every time I seem to reach for the wrong location regardless of which vehicle I'm getting in. 😞
 

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Yeah if my foot ever resorts to looking for the dimmer switch down there I’m out… put a fork in me. Absolutely done…

Now you’re gonna jinx me.
My first experience with the new fangled dimmers I went 300 mi getting flashed and flipped off while stomping the floor in a new KW. Was laughed at when getting to my destination and told.
 

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I think we are all just getting old. Every time I drive my wife's car (Automatic Transmission), I slam my left foot down on any sudden/defensive braking. I also sometimes get out of her car, when I've left it still in "drive," etc.
Then, if we take her car on vacation for a week or so: the first few times I drive the Jeep again, I sometimes leave it in neutral with no parking brake and have to jump back in to keep it from crashing. It's (I'm) a mess.
I agree about the key...like the turn key better. My push button is actually cracked. Anyone else deal with this?
 

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I think we are all just getting old. Every time I drive my wife's car (Automatic Transmission), I slam my left foot down on any sudden/defensive braking. I also sometimes get out of her car, when I've left it still in "drive," etc.
Then, if we take her car on vacation for a week or so: the first few times I drive the Jeep again, I sometimes leave it in neutral with no parking brake and have to jump back in to keep it from crashing. It's (I'm) a mess.
I agree about the key...like the turn key better. My push button is actually cracked. Anyone else deal with this?
Definitely have exited in drive a few times because of the start stop.
 

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We have four vehicles, two have the start button on the dash and two have them on the console. Every time I seem to reach for the wrong location regardless of which vehicle I'm getting in. 😞
Same here sorta, I’m Al reaching for the window switch center dash on the wife’s TRD Pro which is clearly on the driver door. And I do it every freakin time.
 

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I have had my Wrangler for just under 3 years and it is my daily driver. I drive it pretty much daily, usually multiple times a day. Last night after driving home from taking my wife to dinner I reached for the key to shut it off. After a few confused seconds I pushed the button and shut the Jeep off. This is my first of many vehicles I have owned with push to start. What amazed me was the fact that it felt so natural to reach for the key even though I have had the Jeep for quite a while. Maybe it is just old age LOL. Anyone else do this?
It's even worse when you own both an automatic and a manual transmission vehicle.
 
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Your not really old unless you stomp the right floorboard for the starter and the left for the dimmer switch.
Been there done that but some of the cars had the button on the dash you had to push after turning the key to the start position.
 
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I can’t believe how long ago that was. I’m surprised I even remember it.
 
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I think we are all just getting old. Every time I drive my wife's car (Automatic Transmission), I slam my left foot down on any sudden/defensive braking. I also sometimes get out of her car, when I've left it still in "drive," etc.
Then, if we take her car on vacation for a week or so: the first few times I drive the Jeep again, I sometimes leave it in neutral with no parking brake and have to jump back in to keep it from crashing. It's (I'm) a mess.
I agree about the key...like the turn key better. My push button is actually cracked. Anyone else deal with this?
It’s a good thing we aren’t pilots 😂.
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