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Hello, all! Has anyone heard word on the availability of the all weather floormats for the North American market? I have them marked as requested on my order but I'm starting to wonder if they are going to make it to the states in time for the car to arrive next month.
 

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Hello, all! Has anyone heard word on the availability of the all weather floormats for the North American market? I have them marked as requested on my order but I'm starting to wonder if they are going to make it to the states in time for the car to arrive next month.
I've been in contact with Weathertech a few months ago, but nothing at present. Guess they need to got a model for a digital fit.
 

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I've been in contact with Weathertech a few months ago, but nothing at present. Guess they need to got a model for a digital fit.
Good to know someone has been on top of it.
I guess once it's in the loop they'll let you know? is that the case?
 

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I think since the Q3 has been out since 2011, all the vendors who make them, Weathertech et al, should be able to supply them pretty easily... The floor pan of the U.S. Q3 (and Tiguan) are not different from the ROW models.
 

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Hi rnablas, would that mean that here in the US on Weathertech one can order the Tiguan model mats?
Quite probably - the platforms are the same, drive trains and suspensions essentially so — I would expect the floor pans and carpet moldings to be too. So the floor mats either carpet or rubber should be interchangeable. You might suffer a VW logo though :eek:

You know of course that Audi has a very nice set of the rubber weather mats for the Q3 in their accessory catalog - I haven't checked availability or price compared to Weathertech though, but they look like they were made by them.
 

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Well, Weathertech shows them as un-available for the Tiguan too - pooh!
 

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I've been told by the dealer - and have heard in other forums - that the North American Q3 is just different enough that the mats originally in the accessory catalog don't fit in real life. I'm hoping to get Audi mats (nothing functionality-wise against WeatherTech, just prefer the look of the Audi set) but nothing's materializing yet...
 

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I've been told by the dealer - and have heard in other forums - that the North American Q3 is just different enough that the mats originally in the accessory catalog don't fit in real life. I'm hoping to get Audi mats (nothing functionality-wise against WeatherTech, just prefer the look of the Audi set) but nothing's materializing yet...
Please post some links to these other forums - that just doesn't make any sense to me. The Q3 is based on the Tiguan platform so should be the same - and there's NOT enough of any difference for the NA market to adjust the floor pan any to make a difference. I'm suspicious of BS by a few ...
 
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Here's one. I know there's another on one of the forums I've been frequenting, but can't turn it up now. Obviously, none of this is a direct quote from an official Audi statement. That said, they are no longer listed in the official accessories guide, so it does give some credence to the speculation...
 

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That's interesting, but they're stil in the main Q3 brochure for the U.S. I'm still having a hard time imagining what the 'ever so slightly" difference could be...I'll check on Monday at my dealer.
 

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Cool.

That's interesting, but they're stil in the main Q3 brochure for the U.S. I'm still having a hard time imagining what the 'ever so slightly" difference could be...I'll check on Monday at my dealer.
 

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I called Weathertec 2 weeks back and they advise the Q3 mats will be available in December, they took my email address and said they would let me know.

Also my dealer said to ignore the Audi mats and get Weathertec instead.
 

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Huh - did he elaborate on why? All of the Audi mats I've had (in my A3 and in an ex's Q5 and allroad) have done a great job and looked fantastic.

I called Weathertec 2 weeks back and they advise the Q3 mats will be available in December, they took my email address and said they would let me know.

Also my dealer said to ignore the Audi mats and get Weathertec instead.
 
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Huh - did he elaborate on why? All of the Audi mats I've had (in my A3 and in an ex's Q5 and allroad) have done a great job and looked fantastic.
No, just an implicit "the Weathertec is a better mat". I am in Ontario Canada and snow and salt are abundant (you get your share in PA, too) .... anything other than a full on tray style will simply let salty water enter the carpet below, particularly on the dead pedal.. I assumed the Audi mats will not trap all the water. But you know what free advice is worth!

Since neither set can be viewed, I gotta wait to decide. I think he said January for Audi mats.
 
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You've got a good point re: the dead pedal - an area that the Audi mats aren't super great at protecting. That said, as an all-year floor mat, they are a little less, hmm, orthopedic looking than the WeatherTechs. That said, like you say, PA gets a pretty heavy coating of salt...er...snow in the winter and waiting until January isn't tremendously appealing.
 

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Comparing audi mats to weather tech and what exactly you need is a good thing to do, no point getting WT's if they're going to be overkill.

Plus if you do end up getting salt stains on your carpet, it's nothing a little hot water an a scrub can't get out... or just take it to a detailer.
 

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I like the Audi mats better, they look better and seem to protect just as well... I'll check availability tomorrow ...
 
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