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What do you think of side steps/running boards

  • Yes, they look good on the GV80

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  • No, they're not worth it

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I'm curious to hear what people think about adding side steps/running boards to the GV80. Do you think it's worth adding them or do you think it takes away from the GV80's design?

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I'm curious to hear what people think about adding side steps/running boards to the GV80. Do you think it's worth adding them or do you think it takes away from the GV80's design?

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They look sharp, I would definitely consider them as long as the quality of this aftermarket product is up to standards. They would have to be retractable (like these are) and it would have to be automatic when you unlock the doors they would deploy and retract when the doors are locked. Another words I don't want to have to carry around a second key fob to operate it.
 

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Being a “standard” size SUV, completely unnecessary unless you’re under 5’ tall.
At 5' 8" it's not an issue for me but my wife does mention the slight difficulty she has because of arthritis in her knees. I'm not really sure side steps would really help her as it's not a height issue but rather an arthritic one. I would imagine the side steps could be a more popular option on the Asian continent as they tend to be shorter in height than Americans as a generalization.
All that being said you're correct in that the GV80 is a mid size SUV and side steps aren't a necessity in most situations here in the US.
 

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Nope, not for me. The vehicle is easy to enter and exit without them, and the lighting makes the car look like a cheap modification to get unneeded attention. Why look at a bright sidestep instead of the vehicle’s lines and details.
 

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Nope, not for me. The vehicle is easy to enter and exit without them, and the lighting makes the car look like a cheap modification to get unneeded attention. Why look at a bright sidestep instead of the vehicle’s lines and details.
Very good point!
 
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