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Old 12-31-2008, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A little bit of a rant.

I decided to get these when I bought the car in October. My first impression was that the passenger side was adequate, size wise, but that the drivers side was pretty small.

They all fit perfectly fine and am somewhat satisfied with them, that is to say every other time but winter. IMO there are not deep enough groves for the accumulation of water, and then the puddle goes over the side of the mats onto the carpeted interior, not too happy about it.

I saw someone got the Weathertech Floor Liners, WOW!

Now I am basically kicking myself for getting the Subaru All Weather Mats (maybe Subaru should change the name to 8 months of the year Mats).
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Sell the Subaru matts...or just keep them for the summer and get the Weathertech's for winter - I've heard nothing but great things about them
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I live in Canada and when I got my 2009 Forester X ltd, I got the all weather mats and then I purchased the Weathertech floorliners and placed the all weather mats inside, works quite well for slush, salt and all the other crap. I take out and rinse out the liners every few weeks, works well for me
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I live in Canada and when I got my 2009 Forester X ltd, I got the all weather mats and then I purchased the Weathertech floorliners and placed the all weather mats inside, works quite well for slush, salt and all the other crap. I take out and rinse out the liners every few weeks, works well for me
Calgary, Alberta for me.

I am just pissed that I paid $100 for the All Weather mats and they are crap.

Where did you get the Weathertech liners on the Canadian website or a deal somewhere else?
Not too eager to shell out $150-250 depending on if I get the fronts only or front and back.
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I got mine at no charge. Not bad. I do not seem to bring as much snow in the car. Perhaps because I use my garage.
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I got mine at no charge.
Yeah, but you also bought a Turbo, we went with the Touring package.

It's just all the running around, in and out of the car, buckling the kids in, ad infinitum.
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I just ordered WeatherTech Classic Premium all-weather floor mats for my 09 from autoaccessories4less.com. For the front 2 pc. set, with shipping, they were $69.95. To add the rear 2 pc. set I believe it was another $45 so I decided to leave the cloth ones back there. For those interested in neoprene seat covers, I just updated the 2009 seat covers thread with my recent purchase.
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Thank you so much for this thread. I was about to buy Subaru's all weather mats from the dealer on Saturday when I take delivery of my new Foz but I think I'll just buy the weathertech ones instead. Looks like it's worth the extra $
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I say definitely invest in the Weathertech floor mats. I paid the extra $ for the custom fitted ones in black, and I'm glad that I did. They fit and line up perfectly on the floor of the driver and passenger seats, as well as the rear seats. There are no gaps and no slippage. They do a great job of keeping moisture, dirt, and dust contained within the mat.

I'm a bit particular with keeping them clean because of all the dried road salt and water our feet track in, but all it needs is a good wash with Simple Green and water and they're clean. Great product and highly recommended.
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anyone have an extra driver front subaru all weather matt??

mine for my 02 wrx split and is a leaker. I'd hate to buy a new set, and if I was going to pick up a whole set I think I'd go weathertech.

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I have the subaru all weather mats in my 09, and the driver side is just not doing the job. The side near the transmission hump has been perpetually wet this winter. The mat does not go up high enough behind the pedals either.

Does anyone have pics of huskyliners, or the weathertech digital fit liners in an 09? I want to see how they fit and how high the lip goes up transmission hump.
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I wished there was winter mats with heating and somehow drained water away. That would be just perfect
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Well you could wait a couple of years until you have a rust bucket with a hole in the floor, that would help with draining the water.
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Well you could wait a couple of years until you have a rust bucket with a hole in the floor, that would help with draining the water.
Ye but as I live north in Norway they don't salt the roads here so the rusting part takes alot longer then normal. lol
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I just ordered WeatherTech Classic Premium all-weather floor mats for my 09 from autoaccessories4less.com. For the front 2 pc. set, with shipping, they were $69.95. To add the rear 2 pc. set I believe it was another $45 so I decided to leave the cloth ones back there. For those interested in neoprene seat covers, I just updated the 2009 seat covers thread with my recent purchase.
I ordered these mats (both front and rear) and I'm pleased. For $115 shipped, they will do the job. They are not as heavy duty or as thick as the Weathertech ones my wife has in her Rogue but they will suffice. Shipping was very quick - I ordered on a Sunday and had them in my new Forester by Wednesday.
I don't believe they are the custom fitted ones that some have referenced but for $115, I can't complain. They have nice deep grooves to hold any water that may result from snow melt.
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