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I've gotten in the habit of storing the carpeted floor mats that come with a new car during the winter and buying some all-weather mats to get me through the rainy season. Since Lexus doesn't offer all-weather floor mats (yet), I spent an hour searching sites I found using Google and ultimately decided to go with this outfit: <http://www.carid.com/>.

I just ordered a pair of front mats in black since no one is likely to sit in the rear anytime soon. (I don't have kids or know any midgets.) With free shipping and no tax, the two mats came to a total of $44.91 with free UPS shipping.

Looks to me that every company offering all-weather mats for the CT200 cuts them from a large slab of rubber or vinyl using a template of the floor and cargo patterns. It's going to be the quality of the cut that will make me happy or not. If they arrive looking like they've been cut by a 5-year-old using kindergarten scissors I won't be a happy camper. Won't know until they arrive whether I'll be satisfied with what I ordered, but it pains me to see the carpeted factory mats get all messed up due to rain and mud.

As for the rear cargo area, I also ordered a Lexus all-weather factory cargo mat from Sewell <http://lexus.sewellparts.com/> for a total of $77.57 ($64.13 + $13.44 for UPS ground). That's about a $25 savings over the $89 + tax retail price I'd have to pay through my Lexus dealer.

(For those unaware, Sewell offers significant discounts to CT members who have joined Club Lexus. But you have to remember to register and log-into Sewell in order to see and receive the discount.)

P.S. I found another thread on this forum for floor mats that included a post from one member who popped for clear, all-weather "Exact" (or "Exat") mats, but she said she was mildly disappointed because the added thickness from lying it over the factory mat made it impossible to lock using the hole designed for the locking mechanism. I was going to write and suggest she 'replace' the factory mat with the clear mat until good weather arrives since the color of the factory mat should be the same as the floor under the mat, but thought better of it. I tried clear mats in the past and don't care for them because I found they scratch and discolor easily. Solid black all-weather mats have always worked best for me.

Bill in Fremont, CA
2011 CT200h
2009 Lexus ES350
2006 Acura MDX Touring
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Will be interested in what your opinion of them upon arrival is. I am also looking for rubber inside. Somewhat surprised Lexus didn't have at least this accessorie available upon launch. When they arrive, perhaps a photo?
It's going to be a while. The confirming purchase e-mail I received said the mats are not expected to ship until April 1st, probably because <www.carid.com> needs a few days to cut and trim the mats to fit the CT's floor pattern. Will snap a photo of them both outside and inside the car and post them when they do show up. While I ordered only the mats for the front, here are three photos I captured off the website that resulted in my decision to purchase them for my CT. I have no idea of the make and model of the car in the photos.
 

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Thanks for sharing bilmat! I'm looking for all-weather mats as well. I'm curious to see what they look like when you get them.

I found these, too: Lexus Parts World - Lexus Floor Mats and Accessories . If I go with these, I'll be sure to share photos, too.
Damn! Those are exactly what I've been looking for. I called the vendor and was told they just became available from Lexus but need to be ordered, so I'm heading down to my dealer to order a pair. Thanks for the info. I now need to see if I can cancel my order for the non-factory set I already ordered.

For others visiting this thread, this is what the factory all-weather mats look like. Notice the eyelet for locking the mats to the floor...

(Update: Just returned from my dealer's parts department. Gave them the Lexus part number — PU320-76110-01 — and ordered the factory all-weather mats. Should be here tomorrow. Cost: $89.95 plus tax minus 15 percent thanks to my Lexus discount card. Was also able to cancel the mats I ordered from CarID.com. Sweet!)
 

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Also ordered today. How does one sign up for this Lexus Discount card you mention?
I didn't sign up for the card. A few weeks after I purchased an ES350 last year I received from my dealer a thank you card that included what looked like a credit card. It was imprinted with Lexus $1,000 Discount Card at the top and the name of my dealer just below. Embossed on the card was my name along with an account number I didn't recognized and an expiration date of Nov. 11, 2011. The letter said the card is good for a 15 percent discount on all service, parts and accessories up to $1,000 until the expiration date of 11/11/11. My dealer calls it a "Lexus Reward Card." I don't know if it is exclusive to my dealer or was sponsored by Lexus. Whatever the case, it's a nice touch that covers the tax and then some.

An automated phone call from my dealer early this morning advised that my mats were in and available for pick up. I arrived at my dealer an hour later and spoke to the same parts guy who ordered the mats for me yesterday. When he brought the mats out from the back room a minute or two later and went into his computer to print an invoice, he said his computer was showing a price of $109. But he had excellent recall because he said "Didn't you say you saw them available for $89 on the Internet when you ordered them yesterday?" I confirmed that I did and gave him the "LexusPartsWorld.com" website. Instead of confirming the price on the Internet, he honored the $89 price and wrote up the invoice along with the tax. Using the 15 percent discount card my out-the-door price was $85.23.

What surprised both of us was that there were both front and rear mats in the clear plastic wrap. I was expecting only the front mats based on the photo on the LexusPartsWorld website.

I took some photos of the four mats before and after I positioned them in my CT and will post them in a separate thread entitled "Pics of Lexus OEM all-weather floor mats."
 
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