General Cheap Car mats

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pastore, Thursday 3rd Sep, 2015.

  1. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Would you buy cheap car mats? surely there all do the same thing right? just saw some for £7 that would look good on my car but would you buy them?

     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    The difference in cheap and better quality ones is longevity.

    The cheap ones rip and wear out easily, especially where the driver rests the right foot.
     
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  3. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    how long you had yours?
     
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Probably about a year, they are starting to show some signs of wear.
     
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  5. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I bought some customised car mats and chose the cheapest mat materials, have used it around a month and it already looks a bit worn! Those cheap ones will rip and wear quicker.
     
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  6. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    got a link?
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Let me see if I posted a link in my Accords Project Log.

    Incidentally the ones in the Civic got replaced about 6 months ago with OEM ones and they are still looking brand new.
     
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  8. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    I think the expression is something like, "Buy cheap, buy twice."
     
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  9. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    so buy that logic, buy expensive buy once?
     
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  10. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    The proper expression is 'fit for purpose'...
     
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  11. 2.4 8thGen Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I've had my OEM car mats for 4 years now and there still perfect
     
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  12. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    ^^The logic is that if you spend more to get a higher quality product then it will last longer.

    Sometimes it works...I bought an expensive kettle in 1999, and it is still working as well today as the day I bought it (16 years ago!). If I had bought two or three cheaper kettles over that time, it would have cost at least the same. Fantastic.

    Sometimes it doesn't...I bought a new dishwasher 3 years ago, and went for a higher quality (and more expensive) brand - Siemens - hoping that it would last for years and years. It's already playing up. Not so fantastic!

    Some people are happy to buy the cheapest option and replace as necessary - and if necessary. Others buy more expensive in the hope that they will last longer. The only person who can make the choice is you.
     
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  13. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    Very much depends... I sense a Bavarian jibe coming on lol
     
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  14. pastore Banned ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    so in other words words why get married when you can just line up a younger one every 5 years? lol
     
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  15. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Sometimes cheap stuff does last well too.
     
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  16. RogerH69 Premium Member Club Supporter

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    If yours are 6 months old., then so are mine. I user my car every day (usually just me, so passenger mats take no wear and tear) and when I had my car valetted before JapFest2, the driver's side OEM mat looked just as good as the passenger OEM mats that had pretty much no use. The mats fit the car perfectly, so don't slide, and are solid and heavy enough to not lift. They may have been expensive by some people's standards, but I don't mind paying for quality, and these OEM mats are defnitely great quality.
     
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