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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:58 PM
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Floor mat fitment

So this is kind of a silly thread to start but I'm dissapointed in the fitment of the bavauto all weather floor mats I purchased for my e36. When I bought the car the PO gave me 3 cheapo rubber mats...not having one mat got to me, so I pulled the trigger on these, thinking for about $60 the custom fit would be nice. Well the build quality is sturdy, and the design traps liquids/debris nicely, but the area right near the seat gets dirty too easily and these BMW carpets are made of a very thin pile that gets worn easily... aka I should've spent $20 instead of $60 and got non-custom fit mats....or better yet, kept what I had. (well actually, mine doesn't get too bad b/c I'm careful but with passengers it's a different story.....I can't be that anal-retentive Anyone else feel similarly? Not trying to bash the mats per sť, because I do like them...I just wish they covered the entire carpet area better....but I suppose they are the same size/shape as OEM mats so I guess you could say BMW is really the one to blame. Oh well!
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:07 PM
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I don't know what you mean by the area right near the seat gets dirty too easily. Do you mean the area where the mat does not cover? If so, I hear ya. That's just a bad design on BMW's part to not extend the floor mat all the way to where the seat is. Can't blame the aftermarket mat makers for making their mats the same dimensions as OEM, even if the OEM dimension is stupid.

Anyway, OEM mats are good, but the factory foam backing turns to dust after a few years. Never had any experience with BavAuto mats, though.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:32 PM
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I don't know what you mean by the area right near the seat gets dirty too easily. Do you mean the area where the mat does not cover? If so, I hear ya. That's just a bad design on BMW's part to not extend the floor mat all the way to where the seat is. Can't blame the aftermarket mat makers for making their mats the same dimensions as OEM, even if the OEM dimension is stupid.

Anyway, OEM mats are good, but the factory foam backing turns to dust after a few years. Never had any experience with BavAuto mats, though.
Yes, the area where it doesn't cover. Yeah exactly, I thought it might be just the mats I got but then I looked at my OEM mats (the car came with drugstore rubber mats and oem mats that were in the trunk b/c they had disintegrated like you say) and realized the aftermarket ones merely followed the OEM template...then I compared to the cheapo drugstore mats with the rubber ones I purchased...and the former but not the latter cover the aret...So I kicked myself in the butt for spending the extra money lol. Whadyagonnado I't's all good, just not a lot of foresight on my part, I guess.

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