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Rear carpet mats

Schizophonic Apr 27, 2014

  1. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a trivia thread but does anyone else have a similar issue? My rear cars have started to fold or curl up on the top corners. I do have passengers in the back every so often and their feet are kicking the mat around but to the point they curl up. I think its when I move my car and it watches on the mat.

    Also looking on the bay there are some genuine mats for sale but strangely the back has the holes to plug in to stop them from moving. My Sportback Sport doesn't have those holes in the back and only just the front.
     
  2. andywil13

    andywil13 Active Member

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    Yea I was a bit annoyed by this. The 8p had clips in the rear as well as the front. I'm going to see if I can fit myself over the summer. I found the part numbers on parts base.
     
  3. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    My rear mats have clips?
     
  4. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    Mine has clips too. Is it an S-Line spec item
     
  5. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    So do mine, however I have replaced them with genuine Audi rubber mats that don't and you can feel the fastener protruding through the rubber which is a bit weird...
     
  6. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    My S-line rear mats don't have clips, and mine are also starting to raise up on the edges.
     
  7. jbs2472

    jbs2472 Active Member

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    My S-line also has the clips.

    Why do some have them and some don't
     
  8. andywil13

    andywil13 Active Member

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    Is it only the 3 door that has clips.? I have sline sportback and I don't have them
     
  9. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Could be, mine is S-line sportback with no clips.
     
  10. AllanG

    AllanG Stronic

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    My saloon carpets have clips front and back.
     
  11. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    As my saloon has...
     
  12. grantDUBshaw

    grantDUBshaw Active Member

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    My hatchback doesn't have clips which is s-line
     
  13. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Maybe its a model year thing? Or after a certain build week? Mine is week 7 2013
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
  14. rams_s3

    rams_s3 Active Member

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    My sportback s3 doesn't have clips in rear!
     
  15. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    No clips on my S-line either, I just make my rear passengers remove there shoes before getting in and sit with there feet off the floor!!!
     
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  16. bpnike

    bpnike New Member

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    Same problem on mine. Sb sport. Very very annoying
     
  17. Ronbhoy

    Ronbhoy New Member

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    Yeah my a3 saloon has them also
     
  18. jbs2472

    jbs2472 Active Member

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    As previously advised it must be a year thing - strange though as my previous 2011 SB also had clips front and back so I thought it was the norm
     
  19. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    S-Line Saloon. Clips front and back
     
  20. Snook

    Snook Mr_Snook

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    Yeah mine has them. S Line Sportback. Build week 13 2014. My A3 Sport Sportback built in 2013 didn't have them...
     
  21. grantDUBshaw

    grantDUBshaw Active Member

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    My car was a MY14 as it was built in November, so can't be a change between MY14 and MY15.. Bizarre really!
     
  22. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    No, but could be a change between MY13 and MY14. I believe MY14 came in about June 2013.
     
  23. grantDUBshaw

    grantDUBshaw Active Member

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    But surely mine would have the clips if that was the case. Surely they wouldn't remove the clips in a MY14 if they were on the MY13
     
  24. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    I see what you mean, kinda agree. Wonder what else it could be?
     
  25. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Mine doesn't have clips (MY2014). I've not had a problem with the edges raising up though.
     
  26. JohnM100

    JohnM100 #teamSepang VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    +1
     
  27. jbs2472

    jbs2472 Active Member

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    MY14 built in March and has clips
     
  28. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    For what it is worth here is my view of what’s going on here......

    I think we have unearthed a minor spec change potentially associated with a cost saving

    A move from clipped to non clipped rear mats is a reduction in cost, less parts, less assembly etc. As it is relatively minor it was not notified as a change from MY13 to MY 14.

    Obviously Audi/VAG would not want to throw away old stock of clips/mats, or default on a supply contract so they continued using them beyond start of MY14. Consequently some folk with s-line trim, built in early MY14 still had clips on the rear mats.

    Mine was a July build MY14 and does not have the rear mat clips.
     
  29. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Still doesn't quite make sense as mine is a MY13 and I don't have them. In fact it was one of the very first sportbacks in the UK (March 2013) and it didn't have them. So between then and now we've had some sportbacks (S-lines) delivered with clips, and some without.
     
  30. bobinder

    bobinder Active Member

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    So does my hair salon. :)
     
  31. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't make sense though as the post above yours says he has clips from a build that is 7 or 8 months later! Mine was a MY14 August build.
     
  32. jbs2472

    jbs2472 Active Member

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    Mine was built 7 weeks ago and has them.
     
  33. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Or it is dual source supply to different specifications...........I'll get my coat
     
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  34. Joetidman

    Joetidman Well-Known Member

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    Are the mats always specced and delivered by the factory? In some cars they are dealer fitted post manufacture, which might account for the variation?
     
  35. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    This is crying out for a spreadsheet hosted on Google Docs or something.
    Forum name, Car (3D,SB,SL), Build Wk.Yr, Clips or no clips.
    Anyone?

    3dr, S3, BW11-2014, Clips
     
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  36. bobinder

    bobinder Active Member

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    Do all A3's come with mats as standard?
     
  37. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
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  38. mjcourtney

    mjcourtney Well-Known Member Team Mythos Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group TDi

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    Fabric ones, yes.
     
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  39. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member

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    In the UK at least...
     
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  40. grantDUBshaw

    grantDUBshaw Active Member

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    Sounds like audi have just picked and chosen when to put them in OR is there an extra you have to choose to get them? Hmm...
     

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