Posted by Advice Please!! on February 17, 1999 at 01:00:24:
I'm considering adding an alarm to my 323i. I'm not knowledgable enough to install the alarm myself so I'll have to pay the dealership price (which IMO is way too much). Do I still need the alarm system considering BMW's claim for the E46's security:
1. Virtually theft proof (unless towed, etc)
2. If doors locked with alarm, even when windows are broken the doors can't be opened or unlocked from inside. Thus, theives would have to climb through the broken window just to get to little items. I doubt they'd do that.
3. BMW stereo is useless if stolen.
4. Trunk can't be jimmy-ed into because key hole is not directly above locking clasps.
In consideration of these factors, and together with the fact that I won't leave belongings in plain view, do you think the alarm is a worthwhile investment?
Help please. Thanks.