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Better than expected
on March 1, 2012
The quality of this is quite surprising. Unfortunately Honda's cargo mats have declined, since I purchased my last one, and didn't look like they were anywhere near the value or quality I wanted for the price. This left me searching for the proper product. After looking at other companies, I saw a link here on Amazon. After buying this - I'm not at all disappointed. I looked at several and they seemed lacking. Too stiff, too expensive and definitely not easily trimmed. This one is very affordable for the quality. I tried trimming a piece, and it cut easily with my heavy duty scissors. Often when a package weight is given, I find that the number a manufacturer uses is much higher than the weight of the product received. Not the case with this one, it has a good heft to it and is thicker than I expected - though has a bit of give when stepped on. It has also remained soft and pliable in the cold temperatures in my area. It has remained pliable enough that the mat molded into position in my vehicle when I quickly set it into place after unwrapping. I went to grab my scissors - but by the time I returned it was lying flat and had shaped to the area. I may trim it to fit eventually, but the way it lies, there is no way my my muddy or wet dog will soak the inside of the car, water simply pools up inside the cupped sides of the mat. Even when the rear seats are laid flat, the slight rise keeps dirt and water in, but the mat quickly settles into place along the back of the seats. Until it stiffens up I'll keep it as is.
One nice side effect is that my dog used to whine riding in the back, and wouldn't lie down. Since this was put in place, with no other changes, he now relaxes on his rides and lays down - even falling asleep a time or two. That hasn't happened in the car at all since he was a few months old.
Frankly, I couldn't be happier with the product, the value it offers compared to other products and the quality of the material was worth every penny and I expect it will outlive the car.