Dh recently got a 2000 Ford Explorer, with all electronic gizmos like locks and windows. I never have been a big fan of push-button windows, but I didn't know that the locks would be such a major PITA! The doors lock when you put it into gear, no problem right, my dad's car does this but they also unlock when you put it back into park. I took it to the gas station and the door unlocked when I got out. Or so I thought. It did let me get out anyway. I go in, pay my $20 and the stupid thing re-locked itself with the keys in the ignition. Fortunately I was within walking distance of home and the spare key, but I had ALMOST stopped for gas in another town on my way home where I would have been 15 miles away and DH wouldn't have had a car to come get me in! Ok, so don't leave keys in ignition because new truck thinks it's smarter than me. (I leave mine in my truck so it's a habit) Got it. If this truck is SOOOOO smart then how come it doesn't have automatic headlights too?? DH, being the bright man that he is, left his lights on all day. So I go out to take it to WalMart tonight and it's dead as a doornail. Great. The passenger doors and back hatch DO NOT HAVE A KEY HOLE OR ANY WAY TO OPEN THEM EXCEPT THE ELECTRIC LOCKS so what the heck are you supposed to do if your tools are in the back but the battery is DEAD DEAD DEAD?????? Oh, I also forgot to mention that his "clicker" thing broke off the key ring about 2 weeks after we got it so I always have to use the key to get in anyway, and it almost seems like the driver door lock doesn't fully turn when using the key. It's difficult to get it to turn over. ARE there any benefits to power locks????? Coz I'm just totally NOT seeing any!!!!!!!!