Define "luxury" in your terms. :wink:Considering a Metris passenger van to use as my work van, carrying minimal tools and product these days and would appreciate a little luxury after driving E150 or 250 for the past 20 years. Anyone else doing this, any thoughts?
Try the original floor mats. They are 2-parts that attach eachother and cover 100% of the area, they have a silicon-feel texture and have marks to cutout to accomodate the different options (It even has a booklet to aid with it). TIP: Since you're going to use it mostly for cargo, I would either cut the wholes for the seats very tight to the actual location (Disregard the lines shown in the mat) or cut only 3 sides of it so you can roll it up and down!Yes, coming from the Ford van even the Metris cargo I test drove is a big step up, I'm averaging 100 miles per day so not a luxury vehicle I'm sure it will feel like one to me, heat is no issue as I'm near Tampa, Fl. With the seats removed I'll add a floor mat to protect carpet.
I dunno. My carpet covers the entire deck. I don't know what would catch. I bought 48 by 96 but it came around 47.5 and fit right in. It had a rubber edge so I was planning on trimming it. I did put down a strip of 3" 3M clear tape to keep the dirt out of the seat tracks.@mikit , I agree having the walls exposed will make it easier to make it your own. Those interior panels are tricky to remove- well, not tricky, but involve a lot of work.
@mb513 , I used to do the carpet route, but I hated it when things would catch in the seat tracks. I found some nice rubber flooring that has a decent thickness and holds up really well. And, the price is right.
I thought I could never handle it, but my dad encouraged me to go this route after he drove years for AT&T in a no-rear window van. I've always been a driver who is always checking and scanning my mirrors so that along with BSA really makes it a non-issue.I can't imagine driving without the visibility. I have reflective window coverings I can put in them to keep both the sun and prying eyes out.