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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 9th September 2013, 19:01 Thread Starter
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I purchased a set of mats for my new Antara online from a supplier who offers a range of materials, texts, and finishers : http://www.uk-carmats.co.uk/ANTARA-CAR-MATS.html
I chose rubber mats and they arrived within a few days - 44.The only prob. with them is the rubbery smell! The rubber smell takes away the intoxicating perfume of The New Car. It could, however,give me a novel excuse if I go through a flash-for-cash machine. Sorry officer, my eyes were watering 'cos of my new mats!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 9th September 2013, 19:33
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I got genuine VX velour ones cheaper than that and if I recall the rubbers ones were even cheaper.....
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Yep, the tailored fitted ones form vauhxall were only 40 - or free if you make a fuss that a new car has no floor mats.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 9th September 2013, 20:04
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Baffling then why you wouldn't go with genuine ones...
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If anyone can point me in the direction of a set of genuine VX rubber mats for less than the aforementioned 44, I may squeeze my piggy bank ....

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11th September 2013, 18:55 Thread Starter
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I cannot recommend these mats because of the overpowereing smell of rubber. I have taken then out of the car and will endeavor to clean then somehow. They've taken away my new car smell!
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Carpets mats all the way.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10th October 2013, 14:42 Thread Starter
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I still cannot fit the car mats because of the rubber smell. I have put them in the shed to "air" but at this rate it will be Xmas before I can use them. Or Xmas next year. Luckily I have old ones with no smell which I can use. Wonder if a rubber plantation smells of rubber? I see from VX accessories on the VX website they want 84 for rubber mats.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10th October 2013, 18:17
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I only use rubber mats as we are always up in the hills, rubber mats are easier to clean from constant dirty shoes.. The smell is because the rubber gives off a gas, there is a term for it but cannot remember. I use the old vinegar solution, fill a tub , bucket or sink with warm soapy water, put a cupful of white vinegar in, place the mat(s) in and leave for half hour. Then leave the mats to dry naturally in the sun ( if we should get any), doing this a couple of times reduces the smell quicker than just leaving them outside to air.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11th October 2013, 21:33 Thread Starter
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Agree with you about the practicality of the rubber mats, Doc. I think I'lll wait to the snow comes rather than trying the vinegar in the bath treatment. I will put them in a snow drift. Come to think about it if you were out on the ice roads and got stuck you could always set fire to a mat to attract attention!Probably get charged for polluting the air, LOL!
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