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Good day all,
Just wondering if I can ask your opinion(s) on the Q3 cargo mats...? Last Saturday I went to my local dealer to order the "Anthracite" ($120) cargo mat and the parts guy had warned me that this mat may not be the best choice... He had already had 2 people upset with him when they ordered and came to pick up their mats when they discovered that it was not the traditional flexible rubber type of mat. That leaves the other cargo mat which is rubber with the tall sides for $329. I would be lying if I said that I dont mind paying $300+ for a cargo mat but I would rather do that then spent $100+ on a mat that I will be replacing sooner than later...

I like the OE mats so I am going to buy one or the other but I was just wondering if any of you can offer opinions on which you may own and how they are working out for you...

Thanks In advance for your help!!!!
 

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I have the rubber one that looks like my rubber floor mats with the Q3 logo, but I think the cargo mat is not rubber, but another elastomer (not quite as much hand as my mats and has no rubber odor. I like it very much, but I think your stealer is taking advantage of you. It lists for $155 on my order sheet - nowhere near $300 -

I'll check the parts price shortly and give you a better outlook on that -
 

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I have the on that is harder, non-rubber, Don't know the price because it was given to me by the dealer but I guess is the cheaper one. still looks good and protects the cargo area, it also has tall sides so anything that spills will stay in the tray. It also has the Q3 logo on it.
 

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Yes, that's the one I have. the other one is refer on the website as heavy duty cargo tray, so I wouldn't expect it to be flexible neither
 

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What I have is the $120 version (why it lists for $155 on order with the car surprises me) - but nonetheless, I am pleased with it. Apparently the $329 version goes up the sides a bit more 3-1/2" vs 1-1/2", but I haven't seen one to really compare. As for flexibility, I think the one I have is less flexible than the floor mats, but is certainly flexible enough and fits very well. Audi calls it all-weather and I'm satisfied (as a Chemical Engineer) that the material (I believe EPDM) is the right choice for this.

My parts guy said he thought the larger one was even 'stiffer' - so ...
 

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Thanks Roger & Juan!

I'm sold, I will go with the "Anthracite" one too!!!
I appreciate your help and also with saving me a couple of hundred bucks too!!!!
 

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>:DMats!! They dont need no stinking mats....
 

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John, Yes Mine can with carpeted mats for the front and rear seats...
 

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Yes - there are normal carpet mats that come with the car and the rear compartment has a similar carpet : then there are premium mats (a bit thicker and deeper pile) with a Q3 logo and contrast stitching that can be had for about $150 front and rear...
 

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Thanks Joe and the others on this thread.

The included passenger mats should suit me fine but I will get the lesser expensive cargo liner.

Maintaining our 4 + acres of woods, lawn, flowers and organic veggies has me fetching things like bags of lime, bales of straw and 5 gallon jugs of gasoline from time to time.
 

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Well again everyone, thank you for all of your responses. I now know (and more importantly) understand all of my options. Certainly the (cheaper) all weather cargo mat is a must and the passenger stuff I'll play by ear.

As an aside, going down our mountain yesterday morning got a bit hairy. I really appreciated the anti-lock brakes (they usually just kick in down our icy driveway) and ability to downshift. I admit I thought twice about downshifting and that brief moment of "free fly" neutral. Using that down-hill control thing and paddle down shifters on the auto Q might be more controlled. Perhaps I won't miss the manual so much after all!

Best,
 

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I purchased the Q3 rear cargo cover (OEM) and found it didn't jive with the cargo net fastening points. It doesn't have "cutouts" for the net hooks. I received the version made by WeatherTech today. Fits perfectly fine with cargo net cutouts allowing no interference. I may get for my '16 S7.
 

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One thing to think about is the floor in the cargo area is reversible. Flip it over and you have a hard surface with a lip for those days when you haul something on the messy side.
 
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