I had a car like that. One of my favorite tricks was when I had someone in my car for the first time was to start the car with the keys in, then pull them out while driving and toss them to the passenger and ask them to hold them for me. It did have it's disadvantages though. Because I didn't need them, I had a bad habit of not keeping track of them. So I couldn't always get in my trunk when I wanted to.My first car was a Merceded Benz (1980, i got it in 1996). I loved the car. it was a tank with a faulty starter. I had to beat it with my tire iron every day to get it to start. My parents took it for not doing as well as they would have liked in college. Then I had a Nissan Altima. It had 100 miles when I got it. I drove it 9 years and 450,000 miles before i traded it in for my current car. Repairs were the usual, got rid of it before the real expensive repairs started. My current car is a Lexus. I've had that for going on three years this year. I love it. Only have had to get oil changes and regular maintenance.
If i ever buy I truck, I will buy a Toyota. They seem to last forever. My mom had a little toyota car from the early 80s that is still running in mexico somewhere. You don't even need a key to start it, but it runs like a champ!
Although the story of how I found out was soooo embarrassing. I went out to start my car, and it would start, not even turn over. Had my dad, and BIL look at it, they couldn't come up with nothing. I had to go without my car for an entire week before I had the money to take it to a shop! They come and tows it to their shop. I get a call a few hours later, my car didn't need the key to run, thus allowing me to shut off my car when it wasn't in gear. Luckily the guy was cool and didn't charge me. I didn't know whether to laugh or die of embarassment.