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    Thread: Monster Mats (winter floormat) for Phaeton

    1. 11-02-2004 12:16 PM #1
      That's right...They're finally available.

      ZVW-379-007-A List: 100.20
      Vortex: 80.66

      $92 Shipped anywhere in the Lower 48.

      I hope to have Pics up soon, but they do look a lot better than the one's pictured in the new driver gear.

      any Q's please conct me at

      rtopf@theautobarn.com
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      847-392-6300 ext: parts
      My name is Richie

      Thanks

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    2. 11-05-2004 01:14 PM #2
      Hi. I am very interested. Are these the Winter Mats???

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      11-05-2004 03:15 PM #3
      Looks like they have a different part number than the rubber floormats that we were discussing at this thread: Winter Floormats That's pretty normal, because VW seems to have two different rubber floormat products for each vehicle - the conventional ones that have already been discussed on the aforementioned thread, and the "Monster Mat" product that Richie has identified.

      Richie, if you have any pictures, feel free to email them to me and I will tack them onto this thread for you. We're all really curious.

      Michael


    4. 11-08-2004 01:31 PM #4
      Pics are slow in coming and I am sorry.
      just a little bit and I'll have them for you.

      thanks

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    5. 12-05-2004 09:08 PM #5
      Just got my monster mats from Richie at Autobarn and they are wonderful!! He charged me 92 dollars as promised and I had my mats in 3 days. He is really professional and I would highly recommend these mats.

      izu


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      12-06-2004 01:47 AM #6
      Can you post some photos? We do have photos of the regular winter floormats for the Phaeton - they are at this link: Winter Floormats - but so far, no photos of the "monster mats".

      I have the normal rubber winter floormats, and I am very happy with them. But, it would be interesting to see photos of the 'Monster Mats'.

      Michael


    7. 12-06-2004 09:35 AM #7
      Michael,

      I cannot seem to post the picture that was sent to me by Richie. Do you have an email address I can send the picture to and you can post it?


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      12-06-2004 11:09 AM #8
      Yes - click on my user name at the left hand side of the screen, a new window will appear, that contains the user profile, and you will see the email address there.

      Michael


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      12-06-2004 12:20 PM #9
      I purchased a new Phaeton for my wife 10 days ago... In Milwaukee, we have already had a little snow - so I purchased the winter mats a couple of days after I bought the car (the mats were not available at the dealership I purchased the car from).

      The VW part number is the same as indicated above: ZVW-379-007-A.

      Below are some photos of the mats - they already have been subjected to a week of use... They really don't look as dirty as they do in the photos (probably because it is dark near the floor). The other rear RHS mat (not pictured) is the reflection of the rear LHS mat. The two front mats have different shapes to accomodate the floor characteristics.

      Here are the photos:





      Modified by copernicus0001 at 1:05 PM 12-14-2004


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      12-07-2004 03:27 AM #10
      Thanks for posting the photos. Here's another photo, courtesy of Ashwani:

      Phaeton Monster Mat

      If you want to compare the look of the "Monster Mat" (a North America only product) to the standard European rubber winter floormats, you can see pictures of the standard rubber floormats at this link: Winter Floormats. I have the standard rubber floormats in my Phaeton and I am quite happy with them.

      Michael


      Modified by PanEuropean at 4:24 PM 5-23-2008

      Last edited by PanEuropean; 09-17-2012 at 06:46 AM.

    11. 01-13-2005 07:42 PM #11
      I recently ordered a set of Monster Mats from Richie and they arrived yesterday exactly as advertised. I must say that these are without doubt the coolest floor mats I've ever seen. They are just as substantial as the Phaeton and will hold tons of mud/water/ice. Just in time for some really nasty weather you nice folks from the Midwest have sent our way.

    12. 01-13-2005 08:41 PM #12
      Ditto on getting the Mat's from Richie....very easy, very fast..

    13. 02-08-2005 04:12 PM #13
      Here is the part number for Monster Mats for the Phaeton: ZVW379007A. They have about 1,000 sets I know of for sure. They are ideal for the winter months.

      chris


    14. 02-09-2005 06:20 AM #14
      In seraching before buying I didn't find anyone who could match Richie's price above.

    15. 02-09-2005 07:56 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by GTINC »
      Please, please, Phaeton owners, don't do this to your beautiful cars. There are much better options than a big piece of plastic covering the carpet.

      Dude, I live off a dirt road and after a 14" snow storm, when I get into my Phaeton w/ snow and mud clinging to my boots and those of my passengers, I want big, deep pieces of rubber covering my carpet to trap all the muck.

      I have less aggressive mats in my GMC Denali and they simply don’t protect the carpets as well. I suspect you’ve never had kids as passengers after a winter blizzard or spring rains.

      Despite your obvious distaste, my Aesthetics Committee has given its approval to the Monster Mats design. And the last time I checked the mats are removable once the weather has improved.



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      02-09-2005 04:25 PM #16
      I'm not sure I would agree that washing the velour floor mats every night is a better option, although I personally use the 'gummi' rubber floormats, because they less conspicuous than the Monster Mats, and don't absorb (as opposed to just containing) water.

      Michael


    17. 02-11-2005 10:02 AM #17
      Phat Cat - With all the snow the Northeast has had these past few weeks; I agree, Monster Mats are worth every cent, pound, euro, etc..

    18. 02-11-2005 01:40 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by GTINC »
      Please, please, Phaeton owners, don't do this to your beautiful cars. There are much better options than a big piece of plastic covering the carpet.


      What is your solution. I have monster mats and love them. But I am all ears.


    19. 02-12-2005 10:26 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by jmdpjd1 »
      What is your solution. I have monster mats and love them. But I am all ears.

      Perhaps he was thinking of one of the following:Top ten alternatives to Monster Mats

      (1) Adopt the traditional Japanese custom of having passengers remove their shoes before entry
      (2) Give each passenger a pair of plastic baggies to place over their shoes when entering your vehicle
      (3) Buy out your local bowling alley and keep an alternate set of all shoe sizes in the trunk of your Phaeton
      (4) Order VW Individual option #765, foot-washer sprays recessed into each door sill
      (5) Have Michael retrofit option #765 on existing car
      (6) Ride with each occupant hanging his/her feet out a slightly open door; no middle rear passengers allowed in 5 seat models
      (7) Adapt the traditional Arab punishment for thievery to those who dirty your carpet
      (8) Drive one of your other cars after snow or rain
      (9) Move to the desert where it neither snows nor rains
      (10) Wait until global warming makes Earth look like Mars





      Modified by Phat Cat at 7:38 AM 2-12-2005


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      02-12-2005 10:39 AM #20

      In milder climates, I suggest these clear vinyl mats. They fit perfectly and look a helluva lot better than those blace things.


      http://www.autoanything.com/pr..._mats


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      02-12-2005 05:45 PM #21
      Nice mats, Jack - does the vendor custom-cut them to the size for each vehicle, or can we cut them ourselves to fit once we get them?

      Michael


    22. 02-12-2005 06:13 PM #22
      It seems I need to be sure not to have a beverage in hand when reading Phat Cat's post or I'm going to ruin my laptop.

      I've made a point of sharing the part number for the monster mats when visiting stores for training. There comes a point where function far outways form....


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      02-13-2005 12:51 PM #23
      They arrive at your home already custom cut- and with a perfect fit.

    24. 10-06-2006 03:43 PM #24
      Are these Monster Mats still available? I noticed that VW has already dropped the Phaeton accessories from their website.
      Roger
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    25. 10-06-2006 04:57 PM #25
      Disregard this. I found a set on Ebay.
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      08-08-2009 08:32 PM #26
      Here the monster Rubber matt still available in North America?
      Thanks, Stephane

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      08-09-2009 08:45 PM #27
      Yes, I bought a full set (front and rear) last month at the dealer, you can also buy them from from oemplus.net, http://www.1stvwparts.com or http://www.parts.com

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    29. 11-12-2009 05:03 PM #29
      I just bought a set of black rubber floormats from my local VW dealer. The front mats fit great, while the rear mats are for a short wheel base Phaeton. The dealer says that's all they can get. I know the LWB rear mats have been a discussion for years. Even the mats pictured at OEMplus.com are for SWB Phaetons. Does anyone have info on the correct rear mats? Thanks

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      11-12-2009 07:13 PM #30
      Mike,

      If you're referring to the Gummi mats, as far as I know they were only available for the SWB vehicles. I just left the tabs on at the top where they were stapled through to the display hook and that made up the extra few inches necessary for coverage.

      As far as the Monster Mats go (the heavier ribbed mats), they are LWB-specific, if memory serves me, and will achieve the coverage you're seeking, albeit with a slightly less delicate presentation.

      --Chris

    31. 11-12-2009 09:00 PM #31
      Chris,

      Thanks for the info and the quick response. For what I paid the dealer for the mats, I expected them to fit (like the front mats do). They'd probably work, but it bugs me that they're 4-1/2 inches too short (i.e. they have the right shape at the front, but they don't reach to where they should). I guess I'll try to find the Monster Mats or some after market mats.

      Mike


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      11-12-2009 10:50 PM #32
      I just wish either the gummi or the monster were brown or beige... in which case I would order a set right away.
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      11-13-2009 02:48 AM #33
      Hi Francisco:

      The gummi ones actually don't look all that bad in a car that has a sun beige interior. They sure as heck don't look as obtrusive as the Monster Mats do. Below is a photo of my car.

      Michael


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      11-13-2009 08:34 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Twarg04 »
      I guess I'll try to find the Monster Mats or some after market mats.

      Mike,

      I, along with some other members, have also ordered mats from GGBailey. While they are not rubber, I found them to be of exceptional quality and fit. I plan on ordering some for the new car for the summertime.

      --Chris

    35. 11-15-2009 11:23 PM #35
      Chris,

      Thanks, those look like good mats. But I'm looking for a set of rubber mats for the winter rain and snow. I just got back from a weekend trip to Oregon and had planned to put the front mats in for the trip (since Oregon get a lots of rain). But in the rush to leave, I forgot to put them in. My "new" Phaeton ran really well. Unfortunately, the hood now has a scrape/dent thanks to something thrown up by a big truck I was passing.

      Mike


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