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Electric door/trunk locks need to add remote

I recently bought a '86 300e that's a real time capsule with only 28k. It has electric door/trunk locks, but no remote. It's good to be old school, but having the remote door locks is a nice luxury. Has anyone found a aftermarket system that's fairly easy to install and has fobs that don't look cheap?
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Thumbs up Compustar Alarm & Remote Start

I just bought a 1991 300CE with a Compustar alarm/remote start system installed by the previous owner and I'm happy with the set up.

I have two fobs. A small one and a larger, longer range two way fob. I hate having stuff in my pockets, so I prefer the smaller fob.

Compustar offers this 1 way fob with one button lock, unlock and remote start. I think it's about as decent looking as remote fobs can get and the range is almost 1/2 a mile. The 2 way fob works from an incredible distance (more than one mile) and has an LCD screen that shows you the status of the car (locked or not, trunk open, etc.). I don't like big stuff in my pockets, so I don't use the larger remote much, but when you're 100 ft. away from your car in a parking lot and have that "Did I lock the car or not?" feeling, it's nice to be able to just look at the remote and see if the car is locked or not. If it's not, you don't have to start walking back toward the car because the range of the remotes is so large.

I also like that you can make basic set up changes to the alarm using the remote buttons. I -hate- the chirp chirp noises alarms make when you lock/unlock the car, so I just turned that off by pressing two buttons on the remote simultaneously for two seconds. If I change my mind, I can reverse it just as easily. Other changes are equally easy.

I have no idea what it cost to install, but I'm happy with it. It's the best alarm system I've ever used.
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