I know you can get a remote system to work on a manual transmission vehicle. I have an Astrostart on my nissan frontier, which is a stick. You wire a relay into the alarm system, bosch type relay. In order for the remote start to work I must have the parking brake engaged, you get a custom to leaving it in neutral.
I am interested in an alarm system also, I don't need the remote start feature, although it would be cool. Anybody have a decent inexpensive alarm system? Or even a kill/over-ride switch to deter theft, or at least slow-em down till I can get them in my sights?