Are rubber floor mats useful?

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  1. Merc? No. BM!
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    I am happy with my original velour (?) floor mats in my F11 but was wondering if it might be an idea to use rubber floor mats in the autumn and winter season. Perhaps they cope better with wet and snowy shoes.

    What are you guys' opinions on them?

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/253446075879
    On eBay these seem to be the cheapest genuine BMW rubber mats (same company appears to do the best price on the rear version as well).

    Maybe Ed @Cotswold BMW does an even more reasonable price? :)
     
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    I took the velour mats out of my 330d when I bought it and replaced them with genuine M Sport rubber mats from the main dealer.
    Much better for every day use and easier to clean, especially during the winter months. The velour mats will go back in if I ever put it up for sale. :)
     
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    Are MSport ones better than standard ones @Mieke ?
     
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    I use rubber mats in the front of mine, just a lot better with wet or muddy shoes etc. I don't live anywhere particularly muddy or anything and I still find them very useful. They don't clean back to new very well, seem to look faded with ingrained dirt but made the mistake of using some autoglym rubber and trim cleaner to bring them up good as new once. Good as new until I tried driving with a slightly wet sole and my feet were sliding all over the place lol.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the standard mats, but what I like about the M Sport is that they are high quality with a smooth finish that is really easy to clean. The red rubber trim around the edges enhances the appearance IMO.

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    Rubber mats and boot liner in the X3. Very practical and look good. Not oem but do the job just fine.
     
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    l always use rubber mats in autumn and winter, much easier to clean when dirty and it helps preserve the original car mats .
     
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    I stick with the standard carpet mats, much nicer than rubber.
     
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    Same here, even for use in the Highlands. May need a little more extra care winter time, a dry out after bad weather. Rubber mats in a 5-series just doesn't feel right to me. Still using original carpet mats after taking the car through six winters. Driver's mat is still in pretty good condition.

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    I always used to use carpet mats and would buy a fresh set whenever I bought a new (new to me) car.

    However, since living on the farm, I've bought rubber mats and although they don't look luxurious, they are brilliant at keeping the interior clean and with a jetwash, soapy rag, rinse and dry, they come up looking brand new every time. I'm a convert.
     
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    Ive got rubber mats in my Mini, and I actually prefer them in that car as the carpet ones fold up at the edges and catch my feet. Ive kept the carpet ones for when I sell it.
    Ive got carpet mats in the 235 but Ive been meaning to source a set of rubber ones as they are much easier to clean when I've been trogging about in the forest with my camera all day, but for everyday use I'll stick with the carpets in that one. @Cotswold BMW Ed, whats your price for a black set like the one in Miekes post for an M235i? Just the fronts will do unless they come as a set of 4
     
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    Interesting this , in the winter following purchase of the X1 I bought full set of rubber mats ,and stored the original mats away for the winter. On reading this I rembered they are still stored away , when I wash the car I normally pressure wash the front rubber mats and the boot rubber mat when doing under the wheel arches
     
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    yes, but not by much :oops: £47.98

    £47.92 for the front pair, but they are all black for the M235i, no red ones
     
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    I would definitely get them from you then (still making up my mind).

    Ed, do you do the M Sport version?
     
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    no just black ones like that for the 5 series sorry
     
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    All black is what I want. I like the way those ones mirror the pedals. Go one, I'll have a set (can you deliver them to my work?)
    Let me know how to go about it, Ive not bought anything through you before
     
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    I have two full sets of mats - rubber for the Winter and the original velour for the rest of the year.

    I swap them over when the clocks change - just like my Winter and Summer wheels.

    When I see the amount of salt laden water and crud that collects on the rubber mats I am happy that I have them and that the velour's life is being extended.
     
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    Give us a call to place an order on 01432 375555 and quote reference number 28823
    Or, you can send payment via paypal.me/cotswoldhereford or to partshereford@cotswoldgroup.com . Please send payment as a gift, including quote reference number, phone number and delivery address inc postcode in the notes.
    thanks (y)
     
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    Thanks Ed. Ive sent it to partshereford address, but I caught sight of it as I pressed send and I don't think the paste of the address worked, just the reference number. PM me if it hasn't come through at your end and I'll send it on. I forgot to include phone number, sorry
     
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    Picked them up from the office today Ed @Cotswold BMW
    Thanks for the very quick service, very happy with them
     

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