Not sure why this text didn't make it when I posted this earlier, so I'll try again... ------------------------- I've got a daily "commute" of about 8 miles that's mostly on surface streets and consists of two stops that both require me to get out of the car (dropping my son off at preschool and getting my morning Jamba). After reading this forum a bit, I realized that the worst mileage period is right after starting the car, which is a bit of a drag since each leg of my trip each morning is only a couple of miles long. One morning, I got the hairbrained idea to not turn the car off at each of my stops, but to turn of the MFD, the climate system, and the stereo and kind of leave the car on in "stealth" mode. Of course, this practice seems unsafe (especially from my insurance agent's point of view) to me. I take my keys with me when I leave the car, and it give me the three beeps saying, "hello.... you forgot to turn me off..." Does anyone know if the car will drive if left turned on, but with the smart key not in the vehicle? Thanks.