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Rubber mats - cheap option

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Rubber mats - cheap option

Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap rubber mats? What brand & model? what location; walmart, Canadian Tire?

I just got a 2018 SQ5. OEM Q5 or SQ5 from previous years fit? if so, kijiji could be an option.
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thisblowsgoatsbigtime wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:40 pm
Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap rubber mats? What brand & model? what location; walmart, Canadian Tire?

I just got a 2018 SQ5. OEM Q5 or SQ5 from previous years fit? if so, kijiji could be an option.
If you just spent $75k on a new car, why wouldn’t you just buy proper mats like WeatherTech or something similar for a couple hundred bucks?
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kevboy67 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:33 pm
If you just spent $75k on a new car, why wouldn’t you just buy proper mats like WeatherTech or something similar for a couple hundred bucks?
I was thinking the same thing. whats 300 bucks when you just spent $75k. Weathertechs or Husky mats were the best investment I made after by my cars. Of years I'd buy the cheap ones from CT and there was always salt/water all over the carpet.
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Findway is very good and very cheap.

I ended up running them all year round and just have my OEM mats sitting in the basement.
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kevboy67 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:33 pm
If you just spent $75k on a new car, why wouldn’t you just buy proper mats like WeatherTech or something similar for a couple hundred bucks?
It's a 36 month lease. So some salt in the carpet isn't a big deal. Plus, if Audi is unwilling to throw in some mats, then they deserve the salt that they will be getting back.

I've found some all vehicle weather tech at Walmart for $60...looks decent...still hoping to get costs down to 40ish
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Forget mats, just throw down some newspaper.
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If it's a lease and you only need to keep the carpets in decent condition for when you return the vehicle, any cheap set from Canadian Tire or Walmart will do.

For actual good quality mats, I actually find the OEM ones from Audi are excellent. Weathertech and Findway are also great alternatives, from my experience.
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Just got one from Costco today, full set for around $30, you can trim to your size as well.
Thanks for the upvote! 😁
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thisblowsgoatsbigtime wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 2:53 am
It's a 36 month lease. So some salt in the carpet isn't a big deal. Plus, if Audi is unwilling to throw in some mats, then they deserve the salt that they will be getting back.

I've found some all vehicle weather tech at Walmart for $60...looks decent...still hoping to get costs down to 40ish
The Pants Saver are probably the best generic fitting mats made and sold in Canada. Deep, soft, and durable.

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index ... ants+saver

The stuff you get from Costco is usually Goodyear or Michelin - hard as heck and the pan isn't deep. Good for Vancouver but not for Canadians elsewhere.
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thisblowsgoatsbigtime wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 8:40 pm
Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap rubber mats?
Scrap yard/auto wrecker. If not free, $5 at the most.

And try the garbage can at the car wash or detailer. They sometimes forget to put them back in.

Don't know any cheaper than that.
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kevboy67 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:33 pm
If you just spent $75k on a new car, why wouldn’t you just buy proper mats like WeatherTech or something similar for a couple hundred bucks?
that is a true rfder

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