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Weathertech Mats or Good Alternatives ever go on sale?

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Check out findway mats.
Good reviews and pricing.
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Maxspyder from costco.ca

Not sure they still have them but after trying them all i found them to be the best.
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Thanks for this. Bought some yesterday via Amazon. Already shipped.

Weathertech suck BTW. 90% marketing, 10% product. You can see samples at some CTs now. Flimsy garbage. My accountant has some for her Hyundai and they're ill fitting, super thin and lose their shape.
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I have findway mats in my mazda 3.

They are okay for the price I paid, the fit is good except driver side. The mat does not fit properly in place. However I can live with that as it still covers the area I need.
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Yeah, Findway aren't a tight fit if that's what you're looking for. Can't complain though. $100 gives me full floor coverage + the transmission tunnel hump, and it's better than that crappy Subaru OEM mats that I regrettably bought for my wife's Outback.
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WT has good quality materials but the design is a complete failure. Tuxmat and 3D max spyder are better alternatives than the Weathertech.

EXHIBIT A:
They don't call them sliding Weatertechs for nothing. If your car doesn't have a retention system for the front or the back row mats (usually the back row is lacking) the back row mats for example, will slide under the front chairs easily just from entering and exiting the car.

EXHIBIT B:
Even the front-row design is lacking. On my car model, the left foot rest area is only covered half way so if my left boot is dripping, some of the water/slush will drip behind the mat and onto the carpet underneath.

EXHIBIT C:
Why do you think 3DMaxSpider prominently advertises the fact that the back of their mats is from a non-sliding material? They understand that this is a common issue and they designed their mats to prevent sliding (see exhibit A).

EXHIBIT D:
I had to deal with Weathertech warranty and it was a nightmare. Don't expect them to cover anything if you took the product out of the box and used it. It's a catch-22 scenario: you need to use the product to see if you're satisfied with it but once you used it there is no return option if you're not satisfied.
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I have WeatherTech for my 2013 Sonata, bought them used on kijiji for 50$, they don't slide, the front row has retention system, the back row is one piece and has spikes that go in the carpet, it does not move.
My left foor area goes all the way up to the foot rest pedal, no problem here too.

They are all 200-250$ for a whole set whatever the brand, never go on sale, too expensive for me. I put an alert on my kijiji app for "sonata carpet", starting in Spring, when I saw a full set for 50$ I catched them, it was in August or September, someone who changed his car.
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Magister wrote: I have WeatherTech for my 2013 Sonata, bought them used on kijiji for 50$, they don't slide, the front row has retention system, the back row is one piece and has spikes that go in the carpet, it does not move.
Two things:
- You got "lucky" to have a car that allows a 1-piece back row. Even w/o spikes with that format, it's hard to slide it. Mine has a bump, so no deal there.
- I don't think you have the Floorliner (their top of the line mats), you just have the All weather set that indeed has spikes on the back.

It's the Floorliner set that is supposed to be the best option to protect and trap mud and snow. And yes, the backrow slides like hell.
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I have the frontliner, and there's a bump in the rear
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Magister wrote: I have the frontliner, and there's a bump in the rear
Then there are no spikes on the back ... or they sent me a flawed product.
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caltran wrote: Thanks for this. Bought some yesterday via Amazon. Already shipped.

Weathertech suck BTW. 90% marketing, 10% product. You can see samples at some CTs now. Flimsy garbage. My accountant has some for her Hyundai and they're ill fitting, super thin and lose their shape.
Sounds pretty harsh tbh... I bought my weathertech mats two years ago based on recommendations from RFD and haven't looked back. They've been great, kept shape and are durable. Got them for my wife's murano a few months back as well and thus far no complaints on the newer ones either.
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I am also in market for liners.
Car is so dirty in.back within one month in.winnipeg as it has not been in 6 years in.GTA ..lol
Anyways.
Weatjertech is too expensive.
Findway is 100 dollars.
How are husky priced? Are they better fit and quality than.fimdway?
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I bought my first set of findway mats and they are absolutely amazing. Will be buying more in the future as needed
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Hi, can anyone recommend a mat that does not get the cuff of your pants wet. Usually the right leg for me. Currently have weather tech digital fit. I always clap my foot together a few times before getting in car. Water always pools in these mats.

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