I own a mid-size hatchback that is just coming to the end of its 5 year warranty. The rubber on the remote ignition key buttons (unlock/lock central door locking & unlock tailgate) has totally perished leaving holes where the buttons were so can only be used as a standard key. The manufacturer agreed to replace the remote key under warranty and its booked in at the dealership. I lost my original (non-remote) spare key that came with the vehicle a couple of years ago so I asked the dealership if I could keep the key that is being replaced under warranty so that I have a spare key again. The Service Advisor said that they would have to keep the old key but they could sell me a new spare key for around $250. Obviously being an OzBargainer I am loathe to pay $250 for a new key when there is a key there going begging and what are they actually going to do with the original other than destroy it? So should I just be thankful they are replacing the key, suck it up & move on or should I escalate it to the Dealership Service Manager or the manufacturers customer care department to try and keep the original key?