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Very high quality and a terrific value
on October 11, 2007
These mats are pretty much what everyone else here has said that they are. I was astounded at how thick and heavy they are - far more substantial than the hilariously overpriced cocktail napkins that pass for OEM floor mats in my 2007 Honda Fit (thankfully I got the dealer to throw them into the deal). I just snipped away the excess along the tracks Rubbermaid provides and that was it.
One thing I have to say, though, is that the person who commented on the strong smell is spot on. It definitely adds some, shall we say, fragrant ambience to my car. It's not an unpleasant smell, but it's rather strong and I have the urge to open the windows more frequently now. I got one of those little trees you hang from the rear view mirror and that seems to have solved the problem. And, of course, the smell will undoubtedly fade as the mats age and the car is aired out over time.
The super low price is no doubt due to the fact that, as usual, this product is made in China, so if you're a person who tries to avoid that situation with your household products because of the labor situation over there, you might want to forego these. Other than that, highly recommended.
UPDATE [12-31-10]: Three years on and the mats are still rockin'. The driver's side mat, of course, has taken almost all of the beating, but is still perfectly useable. By the way, the strong odor discussed above did, in fact, fade away permanently after a week or so.
UPDATE II [01-30-12]: A little over four years on and the mats are STILL ROCKIN'! 3 of the 4 are in pristine shape (OK, I admit it, I'm alone when I drive about 80% of the time) and the driver's side mat is still hanging in there, but it's got a couple of seriously awesome worn spots where my heel digs in in front of the accelerator. I move the mat around to rotate where my heel presses against the mat and that has helped in terms of longevity. I'll probably cry uncle and get another set after the winter is over, and at that point we're talking about almost five years/70,000 miles of seven-day-a-week driving. I'd say I will have gotten my $26 worth.
UPDATE III [03-23-13]: R.I.P., Rubber Queen floor mats (2007-2013). After 5 1/2 years & 82,000+ miles of day in, day out, faithful service, it's finally time to replace you with......another set of Rubber Queen 70514 Rubber Bordered Carpeted 4 Piece Floor Mats. :-) Actually it's only the driver's side mat that needs to be replaced. The other three basically look like the day they arrived.