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What are the should-do/must-do modifications or add-ons for a Smart ED? Ours will be a year round commuter/driver, and our weather is pretty mild except for a handful of days when we might get some snow or ice, to which the response is to put down sand to help with traction. We get pretty relentless rain at times, and can have some very long summer days but they aren't especially hot.

On my list of things to do are Weathertech floor mats, splash guards, rear cargo cover, and sunshield for the front window and panoramic roof. When the original set of tires is worn, I'll get a pair of rear tires and equalize the tire sizes.

Is there anything I'm missing?
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I'd go for a rubber cargo tray (easy to haul messy junk) but not a retractable cargo cover (a nuisance).
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Really? Is the well deep enough so that if you have something you want to keep from prying eyes, that it can be pretty easily hidden without the cover?

Or how about a cargo try under the cargo cover?
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Depends. I like the way the cargo cover looks, but the cover's design reduces space in the back when it's being used in the higher position. It's most useful in the lower position, where it helps keep things from getting trapped behind the seats.
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Hmm, sounds like I might be going about this the wrong way in trying to order everything before I have the car. I didn't know that stuff could fall behind the seats. But wouldn't it do this no matter if there was a cargo cover or not? Is that the reason why a cargo tray helps by keeping stuff contained?
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I'd go for a rubber cargo tray (easy to haul messy junk) but not a retractable cargo cover (a nuisance).
I just bought and installed the retractable cargo cover. I like it I wish I had one on my first smart.
Because I only take the car out with the top down, I don't want some seeing something they want an reach in over the top to grab it. I don't keep the glove box door lockded just in case some thinks that there is something of value is in there. I don't want them breaking the latch. I only keep a box of tissues, gloves and a disposable flashlight. Insurance and registration papers are locked in the tailgate under the side rail holders. A pain if I ever am pulled over by the police, but the first and last time that happened was fall 1977.
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The cargo cover has a flap that extends down just below the edge of the cargo floor near the seat backs. It has Velcro to attach to the carpet and has storage pockets on the passenger side of the flap. I have had mine since the day I took delivery of the car.

In my opinion, it just seems to complete the look of the interior and makes it look like a more finished product.
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Here is how mine looks from the rear. You can see how the flap encloses the cargo area. I don't use the rubber cargo tray, but a large black bath towel cut to fit under the rubber trim edging.
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It also seems to make the engine seem quieter too!

Edit: Quieter, not more quiet!
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That cargo cover looks great! We have something similar for our Rav4 and it noticeably is cooler under there as well.

Makes the engine quieter? The electric motor barely makes any noise as it is!

Question about the splash guards. I've seen some with a profile of a Smart car embossed on the back side of the front guards, and I'm wonder if that looks cheesy or not. The ones I've seen without that are much more expensive but also appear to extend a bit lower. My Miata had the paint sandblasted through in just one winter from the grit that got thrown up by the front tires so I really want to do this. Recommendations?

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