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There is a lot of information on this site as to what floor mat or what cargo liner is best. After reading the pros and cons of each product and based on my personal experience with WeatherTech in two vehicles I decided on something different.

The biggest challenge was to find a floor mat that completely covered the dead pedal (floor rest) and completely covered beneath the gas pedal as well as having a high side to contain snow and salt.

I'm sticking with the carpeted mats for the summer weather, but needed something better than the WeatherTechs for winter. The WeatherTechs are a good product, but I still find salt deposits beneath their mats as they don't provide full coverage for the driver. Living in the country I drag copious amounts of snow, salt, mud and slush into a vehicle every winter.

The U-Guard 3D KAGU Maxpider Floor Mat looked very promising until I saw a post showing that it didn't provide full coverage under the gas pedal. They retailed for $200.00 Cdn for a front and rear set, plus shipping and taxes
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https://www.partsengine.ca/u-guard-3d-kagu-maxpider-floor-mat-in-black-p-54811.aspx


I ended up with Findway's F518 3D floor liner, full coverage and similar construction as the Maxpider. They retailed for $109 Cdn for front and rear, plus shipping and taxes. Shipping was reasonable, $15.00.
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F518 Style 3D Car FLoor Liner--Porsche Cayenne,Volkswagen Touareg Waterproof All Weather 3D Car Floor Mats | Liners


For the rear, I went with VW's Heavy Duty Trunk Liner with Cargo Blocks for $140 Cdn at my dealer. I liked the idea that not only being water proof, the cargo blocks are held in place with velcro and there are 4 precut holes for the anchors. The Weathertech liner has a similar cargo block but they also rely on the weight of the cargo to hold them in place with friction. Lighter items don't provide the friction needed and items still move around.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg. #7P0061166A469: Heavy Duty Trunk Liner with Cargo Blocks - Gray

I just ordered all items tonight, once I receive and install them I'll post some photos.
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Those Findway's look pretty good especially considering the price. I'm looking for winter mats for my wife's Eos. Too bad they don't make them for that car.

Anyone know what other VW models would have the same front mats as an EOS?
 

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Do the Findlay's have a lip around the edge? Hard to tell because of the fabric-like covering they have.

Scubacruiser, nice to see another Eos owner here! Ha ha! I have an 08 VR6.
Supposedly yes, but I've only seen online photos, it'll be a couple of days before I get them
 

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The VW heavy duty cargo mat came in today. Surprised that the name "Heavy Duty" doesn't reflect the construction. The liner is very thin and flexible, but I'm sure it will be up to the task.

It seems that the design leans more to the ease of removal and cleaning. I do like how there are hooks that lock in beneath the trunk cover to keep the mat in place. And the cargo blocks adhere very well to the carpet.

The entire want for purchase was for when I bring home a jerry can of gas, if there is some small spillage, the carpet should contain it rather than letting it slosh around like it would on a hard plastic or rubber liner. Then it should be a simple task of removing the liner, and washing it with soap and water. The block along with perhaps a bungie cord should keep the gas can securely in place.

My Findway floor mats also came in, but I didn't get home in time to accept delivery. I should have those monday.
 

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Picked up the Findway today and installed. They are very light and flexible, the top layer is a short pile carpet with a waterproof rubber backing. Fit was good and I had no problem locking them in place to the VW floor mat posts.

I like the full coverage under the driver's pedal and on the left side dead pedal, I would like to see a higher side next to the gas as I have a tendency to lean my foot there. The back mats are 3 piece with the 3rd piece cover the driveshaft hump. The hump cover is held in place with velcro; it wasn't a great fit, but does cover the hump and I'm never back there.

I do like the way the rear mats go along side of the rear seat for more coverage.

And I don't know why, but uploading the photos turned them all 90 deg CCW. That is not how they appear in my photo album.
 

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Nice write up. I use the VW Euro Mats for three seasons and WeatherTech for the fronts in winter. The Euro Mats are awesome.


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Post Winter review of the Findway Floor mats

Extremely pleased. The design of the mat contained the melted snow/salt preventing my slacks from getting wet.

Not once did I need to remove the mats and wash them to remove the salt and grit as I would normally do with a vinyl type mat (Weathertec).
When the mats got dirty I simply vacuumed them clean at the car wash, all the salt residue would disappear along with the sand and grit.

Yesterday was spring interior cleaning day; removing the winter mats, cleaning the Treg and putting the summer mats back in. The carpet beneath the Findway mats was clean, no staining or salt residue. I hosed off the Findway mats and did a quick scrub with soap and water, rinsing them clean. They dried quickly in the afternoon sun and there appears to be no wearing of the carpet from where my right heal normally rests.

Another plus was there was no foot sliding when the mats were wet with snow. My wife's Accord still has the Weathertec mats and I find my right foot easily slips while entering the car, which normally causes a very inelegant entry.....lol

I also purchased a cheap entryway door mat (for your home) that was similar in colour to cover the transmission hump where my right foot normally rests against. I cut it to fit and held it in place with velcro. That way any snow/salt from my boot would melt and be directed onto the floor mat rather than going beneath it.

Hope review is helpful
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