Oh yeah, love this It's a lot easier than fumbling with the key fob to lock or unlock the car.
Put the "key" in your pocket, then if you're within a meter of the steering column, just touch the left or right-front door handle to open the door. To lock, touch the little button on the door handle. To start the car, just turn the keyless starter thingy.
The car also remembers two different driver positions per key, so the seat automatically goes to the preset position when the door's opened.
I prefer this twist to turn starter rather than the pushbutton ones. If you have a Toyota-style runaway incident, you can easily switch the engine off rather than having to hold down the start button
i thought you could just chuck the transmission into neutral
Haha yeah, that too... makes me wonder why those people who were in runaway Toyotas didn't just shift to neutral. Maybe there's a lockout that stops neutral from being engaged beyond a certain speed. Anyway Spiriors are pretty rare here, they've been giving deep discounts but Accords are much more popular. I guess people in China like big cars... not much room in small sporty sedans like the CU2.
alphards are popular in the southern part of china (guangdong/shenzhen/HK). having driven and been driven in one, it is a very nicely appointed car to be in. and when fitted out nicely, it could *imo* rival any top tier luxury car.