Originally Posted by willwren
Too many thieves know to look for those. I'd rather carry one on my person....and have a spare ignition key hidding INSIDE the car, where nobody would ever find it.
Besides, the way I drive, a magnetic may not last long!
The full accessory package that apparently came with my '93 SSEi when new (which I received from Helm when I ordered the service manuals for it in '96) included not only the usual stuff like a pouch for the owner'* manual and a Welcome-to-your-new-Bonneville audio cassette tape (not real useful in a car with a CD player
) but also a plastic wallet-card emergency door key, a credit-card sized piece of plastic frame around a plastic key that would swing outwards for use. You were supposed to have the dealer cut it to match your door key. Of course, you'd still need an ignition key, but at least that thing would get you into the car.
You might want to see if locksmiths have something similar for emergency wallet keys. I imagine they do...