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Can anybody tell me why floor mats for a Spider cost a hundred or more bucks? I mean, really, they're just pieces of carpet that have been stitched around the outside. Am I missing something here?
 

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Same reason people pay $4 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, I guess . . . because people will actually pay it.
 

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Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand".
 

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Well, Quik Trip places around here have great coffee for 79 cents a shot -- it doesn't have WiFi or funky chairs, but Starbucks doesnt have gasoline. So, anybody know of a place for some good, reasonably priced floor mats for an S4? Ebay has some Spider mats advertised at a good price; but they come from someplace or another near Timbuktu, and I dont want to risk the trouble of getting screwed long distance.
 

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Can anybody tell me why floor mats for a Spider cost a hundred or more bucks? I mean, really, they're just pieces of carpet that have been stitched around the outside. Am I missing something here?

:rolleyes:Simple addition:

Value of carpet $ 1.00
+ Alfa logo 99.00
Total $100.00
 

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... Ebay has some Spider mats advertised at a good price; but they come from someplace or another near Timbuktu, and I don't want to risk the trouble of getting screwed long distance.
With several cars and many years of ownership, I've bought a few sets of mats... I can tell you that Ricambi-Automobilia from the Netherlands is 100% reputable, and their mats, even with overseas shipping do not cost $100. I didn't buy from them based on price, but based on what matched the cars best. I know that the mats offered here in the U.S. by the known suppliers are not cheap, but they are also nice. You will also find that some of the inexpensive Alfa mats offered on ebay are made in Brazil, and sold out of Miami. I have never bought any, but wouldn't hesitate to do so if I liked what I saw.

After you make a decision you may also want to consider a set of plastic mat protectors from IAP (about $40, I think), since these will help to keep your mats in good condition, especially when work is being done on the car by either you or your mechanic.

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After you make a decision you may also want to consider a set of plastic mat protectors from IAP (about $40, I think), since these will help to keep your mats in good condition, especially when work is being done on the car by either you or your mechanic.

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Target has (or had last year anyway) real good clear plastic mats that I keep over my (eeek) $150 Alfa logo carpeted mats. Price was only about 20 bucks. They are heavy weight and do not slide around.
 

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So, let me get this straight: You guys have mats to protect your mats?




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On my concours Spider, yes! :) I must confess however that in my case I bought them more because I felt bad for my mechanics who are always so careful with my car... I thought I would alleviate the worry of having to place a paper mat (that slides around) every time they got in the car. So in reality I only use them when the car is being worked on or when the car is going to be shown. Normally, I feel it's quite alright for me to get my car dirty, and when the time comes, I'll just replace the mats. I do expect these mats to last a long time nonetheless... The last ones I had for 20 years, and I they didn't have any plastic protectors over them!

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So, let me get this straight: You guys have mats to protect your mats?

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Yes, that is correct:). But I haven't gone as far as getting a mat to cover the mat which covers the mat:p
 

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:rolleyes: Concours. We'll see about that in a couple of weeks:p
We've already seen - almost three weeks ago! ;) I'll be glad to give you a few pointers for WG, nonetheless. Here's one: never paint the cam cover - just have it bead blasted, so that you don't loose points for an incorrect finish! :p (Although at the "amateur" events, they are very impressed by paint and polish. :rolleyes:)

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:eek: Didn't put enough effort in it aye to get the top spot :confused::rolleyes:
 

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:eek: Didn't put enough effort in it aye to get the top spot :confused::rolleyes:
No need to get carried away when the main objective is to put your feet up and relax, like we do at WG, after enjoying a nice lap or two... Alfas are meant to be driven. ;)

Sorry about going "off-topic", David, but we've got to give LM a little wiggle room. He's trying to make a "garage queen" into a real Alfa. :D

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He's trying to make a "garage queen" into a real Alfa. :D

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Ha, guess you didn't see my post that I did take it out of the garage last Sunday to go to a show:rolleyes:. Pay a little more attention please.:p
 
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