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  • 03-09-2011, 07:50 PM

    Costco rubber mats. Deep grooves to hold water >>

    cheap ($20), last a long time. Trim to fit. They come in gray and tan.
    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 03-09-2011, 04:02 PM

    Re Bav Auto Mats

    The Bav auto Mats look ok but the pile seems to show wear pretty quickly.
  • 03-08-2011, 08:10 PM

    Re: Floor mat experience?

    I bought new OE mats from the dealer when i bought the car. within one year the drivers side developed a hole where my right heel goes all the time. So i switched to the OE rubber mats they fit really nice and hold alot of garbage and water. Stronger and cheaper than carpet mats.

    CHEAP OE rubber mats

    Queens NY
    BMWCCA# 186796
    86 325es (wrecked by careless driver)
    87 325 300k (project for life) aka 1BADETA/Christine
    00 540is 6spd 180k (daily driver)
  • 03-08-2011, 06:35 PM

    Re: Floor mat experience?

    Have Lloyds in the 530i and getting ready to order a set for the wagon. Great quality and fit, use factory holding system (actually I like it better than the factory. Factory on the 530 was velcro and platice pads, Lloyds uses 1/4 turn fasteners through a grommet in the mat). I got mine from, they'll match or beat anyones price and a lot of the time shipping is free.
  • 03-08-2011, 12:34 PM
    Craig in Canada

    That is a dealer disadvantage

  • 03-08-2011, 09:40 AM
    Alan K

    All I need is driver's side. Have to buy all 4 (nt

  • 03-08-2011, 09:25 AM

    I like OEM...after cc discount, not much .....

    difference in price and I agree with C i C about
    the fit.

    '03 540i/6
    Sterling Gray/Black
    CDV Delete c/o JimLev
    BMWCCA Member - Boston Chapter

  • 03-08-2011, 09:09 AM
    Craig in Canada

    Re: Floor mat experience?

    I'm still using my 1998 factory floor mats in the summer. The driver's mat shows some wear where my heel goes but it's not rapidly accelerating. In fact it doesn't look much worse than when I bought the car in 2001 and I was considering replacing the mats but never bothered. In the winter I use the OE rubber winter mats. They're wearing too, but nowhere near wearing through.

    One thing I love about the OE mats are the fit and the fastening system. Make sure that whatever you get has the factory fastening system (whatever that is on the E92).

    In German car circles I've heard good things about Lloyd's although I remember reading somewhere that they have multiple "lines" of mats - some good, some "meh". I believe the PO of the Porsche I used to have put Lloyd's mats in before he sold the car. The mats themselves were good but they lacked a good fastening system and moved around more than I would have liked. I didn't buy them, so I didn't research what quality level they were.

  • 03-08-2011, 12:11 AM

    Floor mat experience?

    OEM's lasted about four years. Went to sisal (previous experience), not a good choice for a daily driver.

    So, I've an E92 on order and the mats are no longer included! OEM's are relatively expensive, so I was considering BAV Auto's plush mats ... similar to OEM (made by Lloyd I think) and cheaper. Anyone have experience with these? Or do you have a better alternative?


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