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[All weather car mats]

Post by Goodman60 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:40 pm

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One of the few quality disappointments is with the paper-thin OEM mats that came with my 2010 Corolla "S" (black interior, black mats). I would like to replace them with some sort of new, carpeted (not rubber/winter type) black mats. I have a few concerns and would like some recommendations:

1. I am willing to spend up to $150 for a set of 4 mats (don't need trunk mat), but not more.

2. I want something that will come close to the gas pedal...I think at least the OEM mats stay very far away due to "bunching" concerns. Why even have a mat if all the crap from my shoes is gonna drip onto the carpet around the gas pedal?

3. I'd like something plush, but would consider berber, cocoa or another material if highly recommended.

Thank you for some recommendations!

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Re: Mats for Car

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by tomd37 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:48 pm

Goodman,

Does your current driver-side floor mat have a grommet which fits into a hook mounted to the floor at the left and/or right side nearest the driver seat? Most Toyota products have such a hook and grommet arrangement to prevent the carpet from sliding forward under or near the accelerator. Last year I replaced the carpeted floor mats in my wife's 2001 Lexus ES300 for $100 through the dealer.

Floor mats are available online for very reasonable prices, especially black in color.
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Re: Mats for Car

Post by Goodman60 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:04 pm

tomd37 wrote:Goodman,

Does your current driver-side floor mat have a grommet which fits into a hook mounted to the floor at the left and/or right side nearest the driver seat? Most Toyota products have such a hook and grommet arrangement to prevent the carpet from sliding forward under or near the accelerator. Last year I replaced the carpeted floor mats in my wife's 2001 Lexus ES300 for $100 through the dealer.

Floor mats are available online for very reasonable prices, especially black in color.
Yeah there are grommets to prevent bunching. But that doesn't prevent Toyota from making the mats short anyway. I guess they aren't taking any more chances. And yes there are many online...that's what I'm asking. For someone who has had personal experience with a specific brand or brands. It's hard to know what you're getting via an online photo.

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by Allocationist » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:28 pm

I've installed WeatherTech mats in both a 2013 Toyota Camry with a mat retainer system and a 2008 Honda CRV.

They are not "plush" however they look nice to me, fit well and are very functional. FWIW, I believe they are manufactured in the United States.

Highly recommend.

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by leonard » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:57 pm

WeatherTech - definitely.
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Re: Mats for Car

Post by mhalley » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:47 pm

I also have weather tech, very happy with them.
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Re: Mats for Car

Post by camiboxer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:37 am

Agree with the suggestions for WeatherTech.
Not plush by any means and a bit pricey but you will get a perfect fit and it will be the last mat you will buy for the remainder of the cars life.

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by Jake46 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:40 am

I've used WeatherTech mats in several vehicles. Our weather requires such mats.

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by widestance » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:10 pm

I personally have a set of WeatherTech digifit mats in my car and love them.
If you're dead set on carpeted mats, I bet you could find an auto upholstery shop to make a set of custom carpeted mats on your budget.
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Re: Mats for Car

Post by jlawrence01 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:23 pm

My friend went to Weathertech for floor mats for his new 2013 Ford Edge. He was VERY disappointed with the mats and is looking for a refund. The mats were SUPPOSED to fit as Ford made "no changes" to the model from 2013. However, it seems like the mounting bolts on the seats moved slightly and the mats do not fit cleanly. There are gaps.

What I did in my Corolla was to purchase two rag rugs I place those over the OEM mats. Then I go to the local auto supply stores and purchase heavy duty mats with deep grooves. My goal is to have the heavy rubber mats capture the snow and water. Should some get past the mats, the rugs catch it. The OEM mats look new. Total cost was < $50.

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Re: Mats for Car

Post by thomasbayarea » Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:58 am

I am a big fan of Coco mats --> http://www.cocomats.com/

Not cheap, but classy

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All weather car mats

Post by ved » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:50 pm

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Hi all,

We live in the upper midwest, where it snows quite a bit.
Purchased a new 2015 Camry car for my wife a few weeks ago.

I am looking into getting all-weather mats for front/back seats and trunk. A cursory look has different brands (OEM, Husky, WaetherTech, etc.), and a range of prices - $95 to $250+

Any recommendations?

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by Soundguy7 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:53 pm

I bought Weathertech for my TSX and think they were well worth the money. They clean easily and have a nice lip on the sides to contain the muck.

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Post by renue74 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:54 pm

I have a 2005 Honda Pilot. I'm rough on my interiors. (I have a few rental houses and use my interior as a makeshift work truck)

I bought Weathertech last summer and love them. I live in SC, red clay is prevalent here.

I simply pull them out, wash them with soap and a wet rag and rinse. Protects the carpet very well.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by jfn111 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:56 pm

I also use Weathertech in my CRV. We liked them so much I got a set for my daughter, last Christmas, for her new Jeep.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by mhalley » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:03 pm

Weathertec in my acura.
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Post by ved » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:09 pm

Thank you all.
Wow - all 4 responses voted for WeatherTech.

Question - what made you go for that brand? Did you consider other brands (especially the manufacturer's)?
Thanks

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by henry » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:12 pm

Weathertech in my Lexus. The fit is excellent.

I have the all weather mats and ordered from the website. I was on the website recent and they apparently they also have all weather LINERS now that provide even more extensive coverage of the footwells. They are more expensive though. May be good if it snows a lot where you live or your feet get muddy/wet a lot.

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Post by bloom2708 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:15 pm

+1 for WeatherTech but only if they have the "digital fit" for your car. Those are the ones that protect everything.

I buy them for each car and leave them in most of the year. They are worth the price. Only my 2004 Taurus doesn't have digital fit ones as an option.
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Re: All weather car mats

Post by crg11 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:21 pm

WeatherTech has worked well for both of my cars. Made in America too.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by sport » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:28 pm

I use the Toyota all weather mats for both of my Camrys. They have the holes that engage the locking feature in the car that prevents the drivers mat from sliding under the accelerator (or brake) pedal. I feel this is an important safety factor. If other makes do not have this feature, I would consider them unacceptable. The Toyota mats should be available in the parts department of any Toyota dealer.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by Toons » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:47 pm

WeatherTech works for me
Camry:
http://www.weathertech.com/toyota/2015/ ... l-weather/

check Amazon also.
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Re: All weather car mats

Post by canderson » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:07 pm

I actually prefer Huskyliner over WeatherTech

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Post by nordsteve » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:10 pm

I have the Lloyd Northridge mats in the front of my Outback, and recommend them.

They're not as deep as the WeatherTech Floorliners, but they're also quite a bit less expensive.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by victorb » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:48 pm

I own the Digital/Laser fit WeatherTech floor mats and they work great.

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Post by autonomy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:27 pm

I bought Honda OEM mats and they've been OK. I think I will splurge on the WeatherTech mats for the next vehicle (30% price hike) because they have a lip that contains snow & water, the Honda mats did not have a very tall lip, so some winter-time salt got on the carpet.

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Post by seeshells » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:35 pm

Search the totaled luxury cars, you'll find some great bargains!
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Post by flyingbison » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:41 pm

I have the Husky WeatherBeater floor liners. I used to put them in just for the winter, but with camping, beach trips, etc. in the summer, I just leave them in all year now. Only down side is that they can be a bit slippery when you have snow/slush on your shoes.

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Post by RoC » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:45 pm

I have OEM and am very happy with them. If you look online, you can usually find the OEM mats for significantly less than the dealer price.

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Post by tractorguy » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:08 pm

I bought a pair of "Catch-It" front mats for my 2008 Camry in 2012 to replace the factory carpet mats that were new in 2009 and had a hole worn through them by 2012. The Catch It mats were still going strong when I sold the car in 2015. I liked them better than the factory mats because they did a better job of protecting the underlying carpet. Unlike the Weathertech, the "Catch-It" mats have a little pit of a carpet pile to them that gives more traction than a slick rubber surface when you're getting in and out of the car. I think they were also less expensive. I'd buy them again.
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Post by neuro84 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:20 am

Our new used car didn't come with floormats. Based on the recommendations in this thread, I've decided to go with Weathertech mats. They have the laser-printed layout for our car.

Thanks again Bogleheads!

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Post by LifeIsGood » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:34 am

I purchased a new Honda CRV earlier this year and decided to go with the Husky WeatherBeater mats. I've been disappointed in the fit. There are gaps between the edge of the mat and the side of the floor panel which collects dirt. I called Husky and they sent a new set of mats but they have the same problem. Wish I'd returned them when I had the chance.

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Post by Gary Guss » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:53 am

Got weather tech for wifes Subaru, they fit perfectly and are great protection, I have Husky for my Nissan Xterra and they are okay but dont fit like the Weather Tech ones.. Spend the extra cash for Weather Tech

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Post by Beck49 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:00 am

When I get a new car I order WeatherTechs before I even pick up the car. They are great and well worth the money.

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Post by dbCooperAir » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:09 am

In the snow/salt belt, another vote for Weather Tech. We have a set in our truck, we bought a set that covers the complete back of the crew cab including under the seat and the front one goes over the hump as well. They are big money but well worth the $'s
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Post by OAG » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:14 am

Weather Tech in my past Lexus and Mercedes. Worked well. Just as an aside I ordered another WT product on this Monday and it Arrives Today via FedX. Really quick service IMO.
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Post by Crimsontide » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:26 am

WeatherTech fan here. We bought front, rear and cargo mat for the wife's CX-5. She loves them. Happy Wife, Happy Life as they say.

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:03 am

WeatherTech for my 2008 Ford E150 van. They fit perfectly, and exhibit zero wear so far.

I also purchased their side window deflectors and their stone and bug deflector. They also fit perfectly.

Hopefully the company will be around when I purchase another van in 8-10 years.

I just visited their website and noticed their product line has expanded a great deal. They will have to work very hard to make sure a poor-quality new product doesn't sour customers on their original focus of floor mats.

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Post by ved » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:46 pm

Thank you all.
Based on the overwhelming response in favor of WeatherTech, I will go with them. will also ensure the "digital fit" model is there for my car.

Question: Should I go ahead and get them now, or in your experience there would be a Thanksgiving/ Black Friday sale on these? Waiting until Christmas maybe a little too late, as we would most likely have a couple snow falls by then.

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Post by iceport » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:10 pm

I had nice thick OEM all-weather mats in my 2008 Subaru and was happy with the thick contouring and natural rubber softness and slip-resistance. Unfortunately, I wore a hole in the mat under the gas pedal, so dirt, water and snow melt could pass on through to the carpet below.

After years of curiosity, I finally tried a pair of front seat WeatherTech mats.

I've been very happy with them. They're thinner, but the sides are deep, protecting the carpeting on the side of the foot well and containing all the crud you drag in on your shoes. They wear extremely well and have good slip resistance. And they fit perfectly. They're so deep that on the passenger side I was able to put the OEM mat over the WeatherTech mat, just for the softer rubber feel.

I'll certainly buy them again (though at this rate I won't need to replace these, so it will be on the next car), and I'd recommend them to others.
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Post by Carson » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:47 am

Love WeatherTech floor mats.

We have them in our VW, and the fit for the front is excellent. We have not upgraded the rear mats because our kids were 'carrying size' into rear-facing carseats. I'm debating getting them for this winter now that the kids are big enough to get themselves in.

DH has OEM 'luxury' mats for his jeep and they just aren't the same. Don't go up very high, kind of floppy. Hate to admit that he's right and we should have gotten weather tech for that car too!
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Post by joebh » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:49 am

Both my wife and I have WeatherTech floor mats for each of our Subarus.

Ugly as hell. If the grandkids weren't always tracking beach sand into the car, I would never get them. Oh well.

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Post by leonard » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:44 pm

WeatherTech Mats and Cargo Mat. They have held up extremely well.
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Post by N1CKV » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:53 pm

I also have Weathertech.
I have a crew cab pickup. During deer season I am constantly getting in and out of my truck with mud covered boots. The mats provide great floor coverage and I just have to shake them out occasionally.
They are definitely a great purchase.

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Post by leonard » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:20 pm

joebh wrote:Both my wife and I have WeatherTech floor mats for each of our Subarus.

Ugly as hell. If the grandkids weren't always tracking beach sand into the car, I would never get them. Oh well.
1. Waterproof
2. Traps dirt tracked in to the car.
3. Tough - lasts and lasts.
4. Custom fit to the floor......

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by likegarden » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:56 pm

We also live in the snowy NorthEast. We only have carpet mats, but leave the snow outside when entering the car by pulling inside the feet as last and after we have banged together both feet outside leaving most snow and dirt outside.

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Post by blgaarder » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:29 pm

We have WeatherTech front mats in a Mazda3 4-door.

They fit well and do a good job of trapping slush, etc. in the winter in MN.

Tractorguy points out the need for better traction than the rubber.

We have found that the slush/snow melts and sloshes around as the car heats up and then freezes (or maybe doesn't freeze.)

We are trying folded braided rugs near the seat to soak up the water.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by Elyria » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:12 pm

Add me to the WeatherTech fan list. I ordered them in January 2014 and have been extremely pleased with their performance, especially in the winter months.

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Re: All weather car mats

Post by Casper » Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:06 pm

Thanks to all the WeatherTech endorsements, I just ordered a set of the "digital" mats for my 2015 Sedona minivan. Hopefully they won't be tested by any snow/slush for a couple of months!

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