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Winter's coming and that means good floor mats are needed. What say you? Does anyone know if the Weathertech has a hole for the retention hook?
 
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I ordered those floormats. UPS says they are "Out for Delivery". So I should get them today. I have cheap carpet ones right now and I have to reposition them everytime i get in the car. So hopefully these wont move and they cover a lot of area so they hold a lot of dirt and I wont get my carpet dirty.

By the way. The best stuff I found for getting stains out of the carpet, is that stuff you put into a wet shampoo carpet cleaner for the house.
It comes in a red bottle and alls it is a concentrate, simply soak the carpet, and scrub it out with ease. My carpet looks brand new, if only my paint job
would do the same.
 

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I bought some cheapo winter mats at Kmart a few years back that have been through my Focus and now Milan. They work well, but in the Milan they will slide up after a few days.

I think that I only paid $15 for them. Not the best, but they do work.
 

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[quote author=captainhook link=topic=62855.msg1077335#msg1077335 date=1164047695]
I bought some cheapo winter mats at Kmart a few years back that have been through my Focus and now Milan. They work well, but in the Milan they will slide up after a few days.

I think that I only paid $15 for them. Not the best, but they do work.
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I had a set that did that in an S10 that I had about 4 years ago (actually just threw the mats out last weekend) A simple sollution would be to take a short (less than an inch long) self-tapping wood screw and put it through the floor mat into the carpet. It should hold if you get a good scew and doesnt hurt the carpet unless you really rip it out.

disclaimer: use my advice at your own risk. No garuntee is implied in my post. Actual results my vary. If you care about your car you might not want to do it (i didnt care about the S10.)
 

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I'll probably go with the Ford all weather mats because a set of front and rear mats is about the same price as front only from Weathertech. They also have the retention hook hole and look reinforced on the right side where the drivers heel rests.

 

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I'll probably go with the Ford all weather mats because a set of front and rear mats is about the same price as front only from Weathertech. They also have the retention hook hole and look reinforced on the right side where the drivers heel rests.
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Please report back how you like them. I, too, am trying to decide between the OEM's and the Weathertech ones.

Thanks!
 

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I have the OEM's for about 3 weeks now and I love them. They stay in place, fit perfect and trap a TON of dirt, mud, etc. It's amazing to think how much of that would be building up on your carpets over just a short amount of time! No vacuuming, stain removing, etc. Just shake them out and wash them with water and soap once in a while. They are tough, and will probably outlast the car by 10x. I think they also improve the looks of the interior a lot. They are the first thing you notice when you open the door. 10/10.
 

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I had the OEM mats in my explorer and they worked out great. They seemed to hold up great.
 

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Gator,

Thanks! :D I was wondering how tough they were.
 
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I just put mine in. Not only do they look great. But you get what you pay for, they stay in place which is big for me and cover a lot of area!
 

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i got some at wall mart for about $15 for all four and they do just the same job as the ford one's. all i had to do was cut out the foto rest on the drivers side but no water leaks out
 

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Looks like the Ford mats leave the left-side footrest and surrounding carpet uncovered to get dirty. Any observations on this?
 

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Because of this thread I bought and installed a set today. They are very good quality and I'm happy that the rear mats are a decent size (kids carry in a lot of snow). A bit pricey but worth it.
 

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Do the black ones look the same as gray (same size with fusion written on them?) I've noticed the fusions mats are pretty small and so far am just flipping them over to avoid dirtying the carpet. I to use a carpet shampooer to do my car.
 

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Thanks for the post! I've been meaning to start one on this topic. I am currently using the rubber floor mat I purchased at Target about 6 years ago for my old truck in my Fusion. It works great. I looked the other day and I don't see they sell the same type that I have any more. The kind they stock now seem cheap and flimsy. If I recall correctly the one I purchased was "Car & Driver" brand and around $15 but they went on sale occasionally too.
I'm putting the Ford mats on my x-mas list though. A set of four that matches the interior would be real nice.
Anyone try the Weathertech ones yet?
 

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My new Ford "all weather" mats arrived. They're pretty nice and fit like a glove. My only complaint is that the thicker reinforced heel area around the gas pedal isn't long enough for my size 12. My heel rests on the vertical ribs. I think I'll end up wearing a hole in the ribs. Anyone have a suggestion for reinforcing/filling the ribs on the back side of the mat? I was thinking of clear silicone caulk.


Update - My heel does rest on the reinforced area.  :D

No, the rear mats do not have the Fusion logo.
 

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I have the medium light stone two-tone interior--black or dark brown on top of the dash and doors, light stone seats and carpet. Has anyone tried black mats with this combination? Any pictures? The light stone mats look awfully light in color on the website--I am concerned that they will show dirt really bad. Any experience with this? Do the rear mats have a Fusion logo, or just the front?
 

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Just the front say fusion.
 

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I have the medium light stone two-tone interior--black or dark brown on top of the dash and doors, light stone seats and carpet.  Has anyone tried black mats with this combination?  Any pictures?  The light stone mats look awfully light in color on the website--I am concerned that they will show dirt really bad.  Any experience with this?  Do the rear mats have a Fusion logo, or just the front?
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I have the medium light stone interior, like yours, and I did go with the black Ford "all weather" mats because I thought the combo would look nice... give the interior a little "pop"... plus like you I was concerned about the lighter mats showing the dirt.  Personally I couldn't be happier with the combo, I think it looks really, really nice. The black of the mats is a very close match to the black on the dash... a poor match was my biggest fear when ordering the black... but unless you are really looking, your eyes won't pick-up on any difference in color.  As far as showing dirt, the black mats definitely show the dirt too, most of what I track into the car seems to be lighter than the black so the black shows that... they also seem to be prone to showing "dust" that you track in on your shoes.  I thought I had some pictures but I can't seem to locate them.  Try stopping by your dealership and see if they have any "in-stock" and if they will let you take one to your car and see what they look like.
 
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