Been playing about 3 hours now. Sadly this is something that did not make it into V. Every time you get out the engine turns off.
It's just another baffling omission by Rockstar North. I mean, they fix one thing, like able to watch TV without sitting down, but now I can't leave the engine running & the radio on when I leave the car.
If I were a tester ton this game, I'd probably have gotten the sack. I would constantly have been putting in my notes "Why is this different?", "Why have you changed this?" & on & on.
Some of the things they took out.. Things that no one was complaining about is straight up weird. Food places, the car engine system, picking up and throwing random stuff, police missions..
But then they did other things in a similar area that means that they could have.. Buying Sprunk from soda machines is still in, so they have a food system in place. The removed the car engine system, but added in a similar system for the lights and convertible hoods. Picking up and throwing random sh*t is gone, but they have a system in place for having a ball in Franklin's inventory to throw around while Chop is with him. Police missions didn't make it, but then you have the bounty missions (which are entirely different, because you gotta find the bad guys with vague clues, instead of an APB and with police backup), and they have cab missions in so there's a system in place for getting missions from your vehicle.
It's all f*cking weird.. It's like they adapted those systems for the new sh*t, then figured "Well, all the old sh*t's gotta go now, there can only be 1."