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JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
8/3/20 4:12 p.m.
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Floor mats are usually an afterthought. They’re a punchline to a bad joke about car salesmen or shady buy-here/pay-here lots. But that’s because we may not be giving floor mats enough credit for enhancing the value proposition of a vehicle.

That’s especially true is more utilitar…

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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
8/3/20 4:24 p.m.

I like their stuff.  I like the solid rubber mats.  
 

The man is a genius and I'm impressed by the products.   The factory is near me and is impressive.  

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
8/3/20 5:06 p.m.

And they (he) are (is) helluva supporters of our hobby while continuing US production.....

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
8/3/20 7:48 p.m.

No lie, I read back through this and it hardly communicates my doubts going into this that floor mats were something that actually mattered. But they really do seem to have the better mousetrap here. A month ago I would never dream of spending close to $200 for floor mats. Now I've got orders for all my cars in my shopping cart at their website.

I've never felt able to justify the cost, but never doubted their quality or value. You're making me consider a set for wife's Mazda 5.

As soon as I get driving my WRX I'll get to experience living with the set that came with the car.

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
8/3/20 8:34 p.m.

I put a set in the e36/5 last year. Worth every penny. Fitment feels factory and they keep my sand(I live at the beach[sometimes]) out of my carpet. And a month ago, did a great job with the quart of baked beans I spilled on the floor.

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
8/3/20 9:04 p.m.

Cool story time. When I sold my e39m5 on BAT this year, David bought it. Himself. Cool car guy and the biggest car collector I will ever talk to on the phone. 

Buy the damn mats already. My wife's 5k Escalade has some nice ass mats now.

Vigo (Forum Supporter)
Vigo (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/3/20 9:37 p.m.

I think i've bought them for two cars. They are pricey but not compared to a nice car, and not even close to what it takes to make a not-nice car nice again after you screw it up. I also really appreciate where I find their ad and sponsorship dollars popping up. 

Unrelated to Weathertech floormats but I've also taken up buying custom-fit windshield sunshades for basically anything i care about at ~$40 a pop. I think i own 6 of them. 

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
8/3/20 9:49 p.m.

My parents SWEAR by them, living in greater Chicago and dealing with proper winter.. they go to their facility and buy them direct... they went and bought me a AJR 911 GT3R T shirt for christmas from the retail store.

 

NoviceClass
NoviceClass New Reader
8/4/20 12:46 a.m.

Bought a set of WeatherTech for my last truck and really liked them. They were stiffer than I had imagined they would be, and never seemed to relax enough to completely form fit to everything, there were always some gaps.

When I bought a newer truck I wound up buying Husky X-Act Contour mats, mainly because there was an in-stock rear mat for my crew cab that extended all the way under the rear seat. Really like the Husky as well, and they seem to be slightly more rubberier than the WeatherTech, which helps them to fit a bit better.

pilotbraden
pilotbraden UltraDork
8/4/20 2:59 a.m.

I don't have them  but I have spent a lot of time over the past 9 or 10 years in an X5 equipped with them.  They do fit very well.  We put the muddy  duck hunting dog,  waders,  decoys etc in it. They hold many pounds of mud,sand, silt and general nastiness.  Hose it out and it looks as if it is new. If I ever own a car that has carpet I will likely get some. 

RedGT
RedGT Dork
8/4/20 8:02 a.m.

I just picked up a set of everything for my new-to-me daily.

Rear/hatch mat? Excellent.

Rear floor mats?  Excellent.

Front floor mats?  Seem to not really tuck in and settle down around the edges as nice as i would like.  Hard to tell if the edge is supposed to go over the factory door sill like the tundra pic above (but it's not as big of an overlap), or maybe slightly tuck under it?  The interface is weird.  I'll probably use the front pair for winter only, and maybe they will settle in after some time in the car.

Window Shades/Vents?  Great clean design, but they create more resistance than the auto-up window feature is OK with, so it kicks back to halfway down.  Need to look into this more because I LOVE the auto-up and use it often, can't justify disabling that for some vent shades.

Jerry
Jerry UberDork
8/4/20 8:12 a.m.

If my Crosstrek hadn't come with the Subaru all-weather rubber floor mats as one of the only options (that and the rear seat back protectors), I would have probably gone with WT mats.  It's mostly a winter duty vehicle for me and they made perfect sense, especially for a car bought with 9 miles on it.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UltimaDork
8/4/20 8:17 a.m.

For me those rubber mats aren't so much a weather thing as a durability thing.  I wore through the factor floormat in my Veloster in <15k miles.  I have done the same in many other cars :(

 

D2W
D2W Dork
8/4/20 8:38 a.m.

Many years ago the wife and I were driving home from visiting relatives in my truck. I had been given a set for my birthday. She wasn't feeling well, and about halfway home puked on the floor. The stench was terrible, but the mat caught it all. I pulled over, pulled it out careful not to spill my tray of vomit. dumped it out and washed it in a creek beside the road. In minutes I was back on the highway no worse for wear.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
8/4/20 9:06 a.m.

Their mats look good, but that cup holder phone holder adapter they seem to think is best thing ever made seems pretty silly, and frankly a bad idea. 
 

Most all cup holders I have seen in cars are well out of the line of sight and generally between the seats (as they should be). Phones beg to be looked at and if you are putting it in a holder you are almost certainly going to be looking at it. The holder seems to encourages bad behavior and is slightly dangerous as far as I can tell.
 

 I suspect you are far better not putting it in a holder (holding it up when you need to look), and certainly much better off just  getting a proper holder that is much closer to your line of sight when driving.

RossD
RossD MegaDork
8/4/20 9:07 a.m.

I buy them for my daily drivers. But that made me want to order a brand new vehicle with all the luxuries but with a vinyl floor. No carpet!

300zxfreak
300zxfreak Reader
8/4/20 10:16 a.m.

I  have these mats for  a couple of our cars, love them for winter, hate them for summer. But, I just don't like rubbery slippery things under my feet when driving.

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/20 11:15 a.m.

Tried to get them for my Porsche and they did not make them for the car.  

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/20 11:52 a.m.

they work great in our 2010 Odyssey.  mama thought i was nuts for spending that much on a set of winter mats, until using them that first winter. the carpeted mats haven't gone back in since.  

Nate Moddes
Nate Moddes New Reader
8/4/20 1:29 p.m.

I've ordered them for a NC Miata and a 18 Mazda 3. Very fast shipping as well. Had one warranty issue with the clip in mats on just one mat and they sent me out 2 new front mats no questions asked.

When I see them in a used car as a good sign, if they can spring for the cost of the mats they've kept up on the maintenance.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/4/20 1:40 p.m.

This is the Weathertech mat in my truck. 2012 F-150 with 155,000 miles on it. I get in and out 8 or 10 times a day every day on construction sites with mud, dirt, concrete, and debris on my boots. I usually let the crap pile up about an inch thick- I just cleaned these a few days ago. 
 

 

Underneath?  Jet black carpet looks like new. The ONLY thing I did was lift out the mat.  
 


 

Nuff said?

einy (Forum Supporter)
einy (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/4/20 6:39 p.m.

Weathertech products in all three “regular” cars that I have.  Love their product, and they are a good customer of my employer to boot.  Win-win, I’d say.

Mark Underwood
Mark Underwood None
8/4/20 7:17 p.m.

I would get some if they made them for a NB miata

Mark Underwood
Mark Underwood New Reader
8/4/20 7:17 p.m.

I would get some if they made them for a NB miata

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