It turns out that the reason for my high insurance quotes (aside from the 4 litre V is that the standard-fit alarm is not Thacham approved. Thankfullyhave given me a nice quote on the understanding that I fit a Thacham Cat1. The question is, what to go for?
Ideally I'd like to keep the cost down as much as possible but, that said, I wouldn't mind something fairly good so wondered what people would suggest.
For info, my current alarm allows me to close/open doors and windows by holding down lock/unlock on the keyfob so I'd imagine a total closure system wouldn't be too tricky/expensive to achieve.
Also, the 8 series has a heater which can be switched on using an onboard timer. I'm pretty sure this is a mechanical system but thought I'd mention it in case it had any baring on alarm choice.