I am debating whether or not I need an aftermarket alarm system since the factory alarm system doesn't seem to offer enough protection... Do you all have one? If you do, which system do you have? I am considering the Alpine 8063. Thanks for your help.
In Japan, the Sportcross (Altezza Gita)models have an All-Wheel Drive option. The Sportcross will finally offer the 3.0 engine and they will have AWD with 4AT. They only have the 2.0 liter for the Sedan. The downside is that the AWD models don't come with 5AT. Also, the Japanese 3.0 liter produces 220hp rather than 215hp. I think it is very possible they may offer AWD here in the US....
I have a Compustar. Has built in pager, remote start, etc... If I were to get an alarm again I would go back to the Viper. Excellent alarm for the $. That is what I have run in the last 3 cars and what I will go back to running in the future. The Compustar is good, just the remote is tooo bulky.
I would not get the Alpine. My roomate had one and ended up pulling it out and getting a Viper. Falsed all the time, had major issues with it and the factory alarm not getting along. Not to say the Alpine is junk, just my experience.
I have had Alpine alarms in the past and have never had any problems with them. Before the Alpines, I started with an Audiovox (junk), then a Kenwood (junk), then a CodeAlarm (junk) then an Alpine 8080. It had the 4 button remote with LCD display (sweet). Wanted the dual range proximity sensor, so I linked an Alpine 8040 to the 8080 and added the 8080 pager. (pager not worth the $$). Together they worked great...unfortunately they are no longer sold. I looked at www.alpine1.com, and it seems that they only have 2 models now. Is that true?