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snyderwmd



Member Since: 21 Apr 2010
Location: Palm Beach
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United States 2008 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Alaska White
New to LR2 (interior question?)

Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Just got our LR2 yesterday and are very happy with it. I had been looking on the board for the last few weeks trying to decide if we were making a good decision. All the posts certainly helped me feel confident about our final decision.

First Question:
So I was looking online at the floor mates for sale form Land Rover for over $100. The dealer didn't have any in stock for me to look at, but can anyone convince me why I need to spend that kind of money for the Land Rover logo on the floor mat? Is there a magic element to them that I'm not aware of? Thanks in advance. Look forward to asking many questions in the future.

Post #66876 21st Apr 2010 11:04 pm
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npinks



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Welcome Thumbs Up

Nothing special about a set of LR Mats, though they do have a hole so the plastic thing in the footwell keeps them in place. And a LR Logo to make them more expensive.

Mine have also been good at not wearing away Former Mod/Member, with the most post & Chicken George Arch nemesis

Post #66878 22nd Apr 2010 5:41 am
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ptecuk



Member Since: 01 Feb 2010
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Bought a complete set of black carpet mats from Lidl (for under 6 I think) some time ago selecting the best shape for the drivers side. They didn't do one specifically for the FL2. Using a 1/2 inch brass eyelet punch and die kit (cost about 6 with 15 brass eyelets) I made a brass lined hole to latch onto the floor peg. In some ways the mat is better than the LR one in sofar as it provides more protection for the fixed carpet by covering a larger area. Only thing to watch is that the mat does not restrict the downward movement of the pedals but there seems to be plenty of room. Of coarse you don't get the LR badge. This way I can cheaply replace just the drivers side mat whilst keeping the original genuine LR mat for when the car is sold on.

Post #66935 22nd Apr 2010 5:45 pm
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superspark



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Izmir Blue

im sure if you shop arround you could find them cheaper,many good things on here and on ebay. In the end its all down to you, if your gonna buy an expensive car dont then wimp out and buy cheap accesories as you will not be happy later Banging Head

Post #66939 22nd Apr 2010 6:48 pm
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chicken george



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

why store your mats away for the next owner? use them you paid for them At work
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Post #66940 22nd Apr 2010 7:03 pm
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Junior



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I use off -cuts of carpet, In my front footwells I have a red and gold paisley from our hall, stairs and Landing, in the rear footwells I have beige matts from our lounge and the boot is lined with avacado as in our down stairs loo Thumbs Up

Post #66949 22nd Apr 2010 9:42 pm
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Roverdude



Member Since: 31 May 2007
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2008 LR2 i6 SE Auto Baltic Blue

You don't NEED the LR mats, but they are actually very high quality. I've used LR mats in all my rovers for years and they've always held up exceptionally well.

Post #66959 22nd Apr 2010 11:40 pm
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snyderwmd



Member Since: 21 Apr 2010
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United States 2008 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Alaska White

Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I'll end up dropping the coin, because like one of you said, "You paid a lot for the truck, don't cheap out".

Post #67216 26th Apr 2010 12:18 am
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chicken george



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

snyderwmd wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I'll end up dropping the coin, because like one of you said, "You paid a lot for the truck, don't cheap out".


I doubt we said that as we never call our cars a 'truck' , Evil or Very Mad At work
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Post #67222 26th Apr 2010 7:34 am
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snyderwmd



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United States 2008 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Alaska White

chicken george wrote:
snyderwmd wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I'm sure I'll end up dropping the coin, because like one of you said, "You paid a lot for the truck, don't cheap out".


I doubt we said that as we never call our cars a 'truck' , Evil or Very Mad


You feel free to call it a car and I'll call it what it is.

Post #67328 27th Apr 2010 12:43 am
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iain cooper



Member Since: 27 Aug 2007
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Scotland 2009 Freelander 2 TD4_e HSE Manual Lago Grey

when I bought my HSE it came fitted with LR carpet mats, the dealer also threw in a set of LR rubber mats which I use in the winter. ( great for when it's snowing )

if my LR carpet mats need replaced ( usually the driver side goes first ) I will buy LR carpet mats and would never in a month of Sundays dream of buying a 6 set of mats !!

maybe it's just me ??

Iain

Post #67336 27th Apr 2010 7:26 am
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brownr75



Member Since: 16 Aug 2010
Location: USA
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The rubber mats are excellent. I was able to get the dealer to throw them in for free - I think they are around $200, definitely worth the money though. When they get dirty, take them out, hose them off, and they look brand new.

Post #74332 19th Aug 2010 8:27 pm
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