Vito Sport compact van

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  1. KoFidee

    KoFidee Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    ANY tips bits I should know getting it lined weds
    adding strip to rear bumper

    i.e.
    chrome mirrors yes/no
    parts to protect door entries etc?

    your experiences please
    thxs
     
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    What colour is it? Mine is dark grey.
    I have chosen to keep mine standard looking apart from a bonnet bra and mud flaps. I chose not to have a fixed rear bumper protector (I made a fold out protector for loading etc) but was tempted by this MERCEDES BENZ VITO / VIANO BUMPER PROTECTOR BLACK POWDER COAT W639 | eBay.
    Other than that, a set of black mats all round with 'Sport' logos and the full step covers from MB (S&B Commercials) rather than the inserts that look nicer but don't protect much. And a retractable load cover the same as you get in cars.
     
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    Are you taking out the rear inner mouldings and putting in ply lining?
     
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    Mud flaps, definitely. I put the clear plastic protector on the rear bumper as a temporary measure and 7 years on it's still there (and looking like new, i.e. basically invisible) :D

    I went for the step inserts, the stainless steel ones are expensive but last well and do look nice.

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    Depends how hard it's going to be used.

    I went for a rubber mat set (M-B), front and centre.

    Anti-theft wheel bolts are a good idea (these are not standard).

    Oh - definitely change all the indicator bulbs for M-B chrome ones. I use S&B Commercials as above, they have an eBay shop too.
     
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    i done mines without removing it.
     
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    Do you like that talk to me!:D
     
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    I like the Vito in white a lot.

    I very much wanted a white one but my wife insisted I go for grey because white made it look like a van (go figure). She also insisted I bought the Comfort (short) wheelbase because the Long was too long for her. And she insisted I have glass in the back single door because she didn't like the thought of it being solid.

    I did all of that and she has driven it a total of ZERO times in the last year and now says she is unlikely to drive it because it's so big. Sometimes, just sometimes, I really could EDIT: do with ear plugs.
     
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    if listen to mine I've ended up with a pink one!:D
     
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    My wife drives ours (Long) more than I do!
     
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    The damage is done. I would offer a straight trade but the devil you know and all that………………you realise I am talking about vans and not wives, right?:D
    Anyway, as it's all her fault, shouldn't be too much of a problem convincing her the V8 will be the way forward (if the rumour turns out to be true).:thumb:
     
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    NO

    anti theft bolts TUT. will try and get them thrown in tomorrow on collection
     
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    I'm with you on that one I didn't buy the v6 because I couldn't justify the extra fuel consumption but a V8 is another matter I'll buy it whatever it takes!:D
     
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    when I bough mine sparshatts trow a set of them for free.:)
     
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    Giantvanman I have seen the new vito wile I was in France and they look better in the flesh than in the picture and the interior my god is to die for!
     
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    To be fair, the only pictures of the outside I have seen are not very flattering so it could only go one way! As for the inside, I tend to agree with you there. Very car-like and modern dashboard.
     

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