Originally Posted by John Tanglewood
Why isn't anyone responding to the "factory alarm" part?
Are you getting an aftermarket alarm? If not, why wouldn't you get it from the factory on a $70k car?
I'll run with that one. I know that most people go with an alarm, but I've never really seen the point on a BMW with an electronically coded key. No one pays any attention to alarms anymore, and it's exceedingly difficult to start your car without the key coded for it. That electronic coding is essentially the same as an ignition-kill alarm, except without the honking and flashing. I chose not to spend the money on an alarm, and haven't thought twice about it. Besides, most folks will assume you have an alarm when your lights flash on locking anyway....