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I am a new owner of Subaru Forester 2019. My car is 2 weeks old. This morning I was trying to pick up a tiny rock from the floor carpet on driver’s side. I noticed the cotton insulation looking in the area behind the foot pedal. Not an attractive looking at all! It is a brand new car! Should the floor be all covered up? It looks like unfinished! And the passenger side floor looks fine. I have never owned a Subaru before. So I don’t know this is normal or not. Anyone has the same looking on their driver floor? Or my car has defect? Thanks!

 

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That's not the floor. That's the firewall. Every car I've ever owned has been like that. "Every" being 7 Subarus, 2 Hondas, and 2 Mazdas. I'll bet higher end cars have carpeting all the way up, but that's just a guess.
 

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So you didn't notice until you stuck you head down there , but it's unattractive and unfinished looking.

So may I ask, how much time to plan to spend in your new Forester with your head down there?
 

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That's not the floor. That's the firewall. Every car I've ever owned has been like that. "Every" being 7 Subarus, 2 Hondas, and 2 Mazdas. I'll bet higher end cars have carpeting all the way up, but that's just a guess.
Thank you Sneefy for your opinion! I appreciate it!
 

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So you didn't notice until you stuck you head down there , but it's unattractive and unfinished looking.

So may I ask, how much time to plan to spend in your new Forester with your head down there?
Sorry my post irritated you. I guess I am experiencing “new car syndrome”-when you just got a new car, you want everything to be perfect with it. Anyway, I am here for opinion, did not plan to offend anyone. I got your point though. Thank you.
 

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I guess I am experiencing “new car syndrome”-when you just got a new car, you want everything to be perfect with it.
I do the same thing. Don't feel bad. Just remember, in this life, nothing is perfect. I sometimes feel a sigh of relief when a new car gets the first scratch or ding because now I can let my OCD about it go, lol.
 

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Just so happens I put in a set last week.
Wow those Husky ones look nicer than the Subaru all-weather mats I got from the dealer with my 2018. But now that I have the Subaru ones I don't know if it's worth switching.

I'm not at the car right now but it looks like the Husky ones have better coverage for muddy/salty shoes, and I like the coverage over the hump in the rear.
 

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Wow those Husky ones look nicer than the Subaru all-weather mats I got from the dealer with my 2018. But now that I have the Subaru ones I don't know if it's worth switching.

I'm not at the car right now but it looks like the Husky ones have better coverage for muddy/salty shoes, and I like the coverage over the hump in the rear.
Trust me, it's worth it. Just wait until the first time to get in the snow or mud. Then you will wish you had spent the $135 and bought the Hushy's or Weather Beaters. I personally prefer the later, but both are way better than the all-weather dealer mats.
 

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This is a shot of the 2019 OB. They do go a bit higher on it.

 
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I am a new owner of Subaru Forester 2019. My car is 2 weeks old. This morning I was trying to pick up a tiny rock from the floor carpet on driver’s side. I noticed the cotton insulation looking in the area behind the foot pedal. Not an attractive looking at all! It is a brand new car! Should the floor be all covered up? It looks like unfinished! And the passenger side floor looks fine. I have never owned a Subaru before. So I don’t know this is normal or not. Anyone has the same looking on their driver floor? Or my car has defect? Thanks
Looks about the same as my 2018 Limited.
 

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It's finished as in that's the way they leave it. It's unfinished in appearance and suggests a lack of attention to detail, leaving a bit of the job undone. Probably saves several dollars in labor and material to leave it like that. Easier fit for the various layers, etc. They get away with it as the "carpet" is not woven and won't unravel. It's aggravated by the appearance of the padding/insulation. Looks like a raw edge in sewing. And yes, I've spent time in that kind of position in several vehicles when installing radios, etc. I was surprised the first time I saw a vehicle looking like that because the older trucks, etc., I'd been working with didn't look like that. Either painted floor/firewall or better looking quality carpeting, etc.
 

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I wish Husky sold the front only. Those are really nice, but my auto never goes to the snow and only gets rain five months a year and it's a single person vehicle. The Weathertechs are available fronts only. I'm more interested in coverage to keep the original carpet from getting soiled and worn. Looking around at some Lloyd Rubbertite for $60 which are custom fit.

I was upset when my new car got a scratch two weeks after I got it. As it aged, I became less fussy. But the fit and finish on the interior is different. The cheap thin "carpet" on my cheapest Honda Civic covers those areas.
 

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I just got my 2019 Forester Sport and just today I noticed that the carpet didn’t go up as high as my 2007 Mazda 3. I thought that it was cheap of them. Every car I’ve ever had, has had carpet up higher than the Forester.


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@Forester1111. Factory mats IMO are lacking. They have less coverage and are shallower than either of the other two. Rear mats don't go over the hump. Husky and Weathertech are similar. In the past Weathertech's didn't go up under the gas pedal or cover the whole dead pedal as much as the Husky's. I don't know if they changed that for 2019. Husky's were less cost also but no more. Pricing is now close for both. They both cover the hump. I prefer Husky's from several sets I've had in the past.. They were superior and about $70-$80 cheaper. Now pretty much flip a coin.
 
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