we recently purchased a used ford escape (2007) which only came with one key. only to find out that a new key will cost in the $100.00 range ($38.00 for the key, and $65.00 for "programming". all because ford is craming an anti theft system down our throat. for brand new cars, especially in large cities, that may be necessary. but out in the sticks, a car is much more likely to have a tree fall on it, than be stolen. i would really LOVE to completely bypass this system. but if it can be done, no one is saying. i know this is a long shot, but does anyone here have any idea how to bypass or disable this thing? we typically have 5 or 6 keys for each of our vehicles. we keep them locked all the time, so locking the keys in it WILL happen at some point. not to mention my wife seems to loose her keys about every other year.