Wednesday, May 7, 2008

new keys

Those Keys

today I had to get some new keys for the new van, I remember back in the day when you could go to the local hardware store and get new keys. Our van only came with one set of keys so sushi and I have been switching back and forth since the end of February. I didn't mind but apparently sushi did and he let me know about the other day. So, I went to the Ford dealership today to get two new keys made because apparently they are the only ones who can make them. HOLY CRAP, what a pain in the butt. First of all the keys are programed with an electronic chip that makes it so if you don't get a key programed from the dealership your car will shut down and won't start for at least an hour. This is supposed to be a security feature so someone can't steal your car. I call it a crock. If someone wants to steal my minivan (HAAAA HAAAA HAAAA!!! steal my minivan!!!!) they won't use a key they made. They'll just steal the car! Secondly, you are at the mercy of the price at the dealership which is rediculous. The price for each key was $22.00 -for a key!!!! But wait there's more, then they have to program the key, want to know the handy dandy price for that? $45.00. Of course this programs up to eight keys so at least it's not $45 each key but holy crap! I spent $90.00 today on two keys. What a waste of money, that's more than I spent on filling up the car the other day. Oh, and did I mention it took and hour and a half for them to do it? It was delightful with two tired, bored kids wrestling in the waiting room. Anyways, sorry about the rant. I just had to get that off my chest. Now you know if you ever buy and car and they only have one key for the car make them give you another key before you will buy the car. That is all.


Nobody™ said...

I'm glad my truck doesn't have the programmable keys, unfortunately, Mrs Nobody's Ford does.

Superwoman said...

Yeah, they kept telling me how Ford's were such a deal, for example dodges are 130.00, audi or vw you had to send away for them and they were 350.00 each. I just think it's a crock.