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Winter mats

Discussion in 'Canada' started by wayner, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. wayner

    wayner Active Member

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    What's the best option for winter mats - buying them directly from Tesla? I am surprised they didn't mention this when I picked up the vehicle as it would have been nice to have them installed when I first got the car.
     
  2. sandpiper

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    I got the Tesla mats. I haven't really had the chance to use them yet since my car went straight from Tesla to the wrapper/detailer - but they certainly look to be good quality. Apparently they're rebranded Weathertech mats.

    Tesla is a bit odd... when I took delivery/ownership of the car they really made almost no effort to sell me on any widgets/accessories or options. It was quite an unusual experience. I had to specifically ask about the mats - a couple of times actually. There is certainly a trade-off there. Nobody likes the hard-sell to buy extras that you get at a traditional dealership - but some sort of soft offering, where they let you take a look at the accessories available wouldn't be a bad idea.
     
  3. Jgdixon

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    Yes I use the winter mats as well, they are great. Not sure if they are in stock here, I ordered mine online last year.
     
  4. wayner

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    Yeah - I missed the hard sell on the rustproofing/Scotchguard/paint guard. It always reminds me of Fargo.

    But you're right - they should at least let you know what accessories are available.
     
  5. sandpiper

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    They're stock at the Lawrence service center.
     
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    One thing to be careful for is that there are at least 3 different sizes for the front trunk mat: Early VIN, Later VIN, P85D. The S85D may have its own size as well.
     
  7. SCY7H3

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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe the Tesla winter mats are WeatherTech. If they are, those will be the only mats you'll ever need. Keeps your floors nice and clean.

    Can't go wrong with those, I'll never buy any other mats again.
     
  8. Doug_G

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    I doubt it. Both the P85D and S85D have the same smaller motor up front. The difference is the S85D uses the smaller motor at the rear also.
     
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    Yep, I picked up my set when I picked up the car last Saturday...I had called ahead to ensure we would be able to reserve a set...was told they have a good supply FWIW...

     
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    Yup, the winter mats from Tesla are as good as Weathertech, and cost less.
    I forgot to get them when I picked up my car, but got them a few weeks later.

    Agree with sandpiper...maybe them mentioning in an offhanded way saying "there are Telsa accessories over there if you wish to look at them later" . Definitely liked that there was no hard-sell on anything during the car delivery experience.
     
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    I got the Tesla mats (made by Weathertech) and I leave them in all year round. They fit well and they do a good job of keeping the dirt/slush/snow off the carpet. There's no need for the anchor screws for the driver mats; they are form-fitted so they don't slide around. I also got the footwell and trunk liners, which are similar and I'm happy with them too.
     
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    Tesla is in business to do it right the first time. Just like Mike Holmes :)
     
  13. wayner

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    I went Thursday night and had them installed - I just wished they would have suggested this to me before pickup.
     
  14. mnx

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    haha at least they are available. I had to drive my car around with cardboard on the floor for the winter of 2013 as the weathertech/Tesla mats didn't exist yet. :)
     
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    How much were they?
     
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    Tesla mats are around 240 plus tax i think. They are the best fit but right now i'm making due quite nicely with Canadian tire specials from my old car. I prefer tan mats to go with tan interior anyhow.
     
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    The Tesla mats are great. Though I do find that with the slanted edge at the back of the mat encourages any pooled water to overflow to the carpet when the car accelerates. I always put 2 pieces of paper towels on the mat to suck up any excess water after snow storms. My previous weathertechs all have vertical edges at the bottom which prevents this problem.
     
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    Cars can't accelerate that quickly, can they?

    :) Grin. :)
     
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    $240 for the entire car set? Or just the fronts?
     
  20. wayner

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    Entire car. There are two separate mats for each side in the front and one big mat for the back that covers the full width of the car.
     

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