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flooring, rustproofing, remote start

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My dealer in Minneapolis emailed me yesterday and said my 148 XLT Low roof family van was built on Jan 7th - we're now just waiting for delivery to the dealer. I've three concerns now:

1. I noticed on the dealer invoice that was just sent to me, that vinyl floor covering is NOT listed, even though it was on the order print-out that the dealer sent to me in October. This isn't a deal killer since I've waited so long for the van, but....what would my options be at this point? It doesn't seem to me like converting new carpet to a full vinyl flooring would be easy to do (but, what do I know...) Or, do I want to use up the carpet and figure out some kind of vinyl flooring conversion after a year or two?

2. I suspect the dealer will try hard to sell me on fabric coatings, paint coatings, rustproofing, pre-paid oil changes, extra warranties, etc. I usually don't fall for this stuff, but I did buy the 60k oil/service changes for my 2012 F150 - which I later regretted as it was overpriced. Is there anything that I should get? I've seen posts about rustproofing, but couldn't find anything that seemed more than just isolated opinions of local rustproofers elsewhere.

3. I forgot to order the remote start. The dealer says they've got "lots of aftermarket options" - which worries me because I know nothing. All I want is to be able to look out my kitchen window at the van in the cold Wisconsin winter mornings and push a button to pre-heat the van for 10 minutes. Anything to get / not get?

Thanks for any info.
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Thanks for your thoughts. I haven't seen that site before so I'll take some time to read through it.
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I was inclined to just have the dealer install the Ford basic remote starter thinking that the vehicle computer is so sophisticated that they'd do a better install than a place like Best Buy for a similar price, but maybe I'm wrong. I'm not interested in anything more than warming up the van from 25 ft away when it's cold out.
I went ahead and bought the Ford factory basic remote for 469 installed - probably overpriced, but it's done and in and I no longer have to think about finding the time to find something less expensive.

For flooring, I bought 3 sheets of 4' x 6', 3/8" thick premium rubber mat from I'll chop it to fit the passenger flooring area, cutting out holes for the seat legs and we'll see how it works out. For the front, I bought a Husky X-act contour mat and like it - it's better than the Weathertech one that I had in my F150. Similar in shaped and design but the Husky has a softer and grippier surface.
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