Okay, I appreciate that cars are loaded with micro-computers so that I don't have to think about stuff anymore. Rear-view mirrors automatically dim, headlights come on and off when they're supposed to; all without my having to do anything.
But one thing that totally pisses me off is when my car thinks that I'm going to lock the keys in it and incessantly 'dings' at me until I remove the key from the ignition. With the door open, I put the key in the ignition and turn it to accessory so that I can listen to the radio while cleaning around the driver's side door and removing stains from the carpet. Sure, I can understand if I turn the car off and open the door while the key is in the ignition that the car might think I'm going to forget to remove it. But WTF! I open the door and put the key in with the door still open and it needs to bitch at me? Now, if it just went "ding-ding-ding" and then shut up, I could accept that; but the dinging never stops until the key is removed.
So get this.... After 6 years of putting up with this on my 2002 Alero, I finally just traded it in on a brand new 2008 Altima 2.5SL. Nissan is so proud of their key-less entry and ignition. You can unlock the door, start the car, drive away; the key never needs to leave your pocket. No more risk of locking the keys in, right? Well, this weekend I decide to wash and shine it. I get to the part where I want to clean around the driver's door. Since it has a monster BOSE stereo with XM Radio, I want to blast some tunes while I go about my cleaning. I open the driver's door with the key in my pocket, lean in and press the big yellow button once for 'accessory'. But before I can reach over to press the radio button.... you guessed it.... ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding nonstop.
I give up