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Just picked up a 2017 hatch a week ago in Soul Red. In my other car I have the Findway mats. But my other car is a garage queen and really won't see snow. The Findways are nice but they don't come up as high, at least on my other car (not a 3), as I would like if I had tons of snow on my feet. Findways do have the advantage of soaking up the snow and rain unlike rubber mats and do look better.

Anyways can someone send pics for comparison between the Weathertech, Husky and 3dMaxpider? I want something that cover the entry carpet area. All the way like to the side sill on the doors. I know Weathertechs don't totally cover the deadpedal.
 

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I don't have a picture of my weathertech floor liners but I would recommend these liners. You don't have to care how much snow or mud you have on your feets as it protects the car just perfectly.
 

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Here's an earlier thread that will help.

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-2017-mazda-3-skyactiv-appearance-interior/186410-weather-tech-floor-liners.html

I am again buying Findway for my upcoming Mazda 3, just like I have in my '17 WRX. I like them because they look good, have a nice upward lip on the edges in case you have melting snow, spill something, etc., cover more area than the stock ones, look more like carpet than a rubberized thing, AND because with a garden hose and perhaps needing a small gentle brush if you have pine needles or something stuck in them, they clean so easily -- and are impervious to salt if you have that in your area.

Personally do not like the Weathertech ones I have in my truck, for a touch of dirt that is not identical to the color of the mat, it is so obvious, screaming "I look bad; clean me now"

http://www.findway.ca/f518-style-3d-car-floor-liners

The price on their web site is Canadian, much-cheaper, $.
 

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My humble recommendations are the following:

1- 3DMAXspider floor mats, they cover the dead pedal area and look fantastic!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IBOMS1Q/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2-Another great OEM option if you live in Canada or if you can find a dealership in Canada to shipped them to the US, is the OEM Premium Floor liners, as you'll see below (2 parts, front and back):

Front ,Part #: 00VP-M3-FL10
Premium Floor Liners (1st Row) | Mazda 3 & 3 Sport (2014/2015/2016/201 - Mazda Shop

Second Row, Part #: 00VP-M3-FL20
Premium Floor Liners (2nd Row) | Mazda 3 & 3 Sport (2014/2015/2016/201 - Mazda Shop

3- OEM Mazda All Weather Floor Mats:
Part # (0000-8B-L82)

I personally never liked how weathertech mats look.

I hope this helps! :)
 

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@Davidval18, I really like the Mazda premium ones you showed us, and I will further explore how/if I could get them. Maybe as a last resort, we will make another summer road trip to British Columbia as we did last year. Did not even know that they existed.

Thank you!
 

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@Davidval18, I really like the Mazda premium ones you showed us, and I will further explore how/if I could get them. Maybe as a last resort, we will make another summer road trip to British Columbia as we did last year. Did not even know that they existed.

Thank you!
You are welcome sir!

I ordered them a while back, but the seller didn't update the shipping costs to Israel, and in the end they cancelled my order since they it was too expensive for them to ship them here :crying2:

IMO, they are the best floor mats around for those harsh winter days, besides they are OEM and look fantastic with the Mazda Logo :)

I wonder if @Chazzy J will begin a hunt for these ones lol ? >:)
 

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The Findway's and the 3D Maxpider and the Mazda premium ones all look like they are made of the identical material, just the Mazda ones "embossed" during manufacture. The Findway's are much cheaper than the other two.

Thanks again.
 

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I have the Maxpiders, and they are a godsend in the Great Lakes region. They fit perfectly, have a nice texture that is still easy to clean, and they cover the dead pedal, which is a necessity for me.
 

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The Findways are not the same as the Canada OEM liners / 3D Maxpider. The 3D Maxpider and OEM are the same material, just a slightly different colour - and as mentioned the OEM come embossed with the Mazda logo. The Maxpider are just plain black and OEM are more of a charcoal / grey.

I have the OEM front liners in my car and the Maxpider in the rear (bought fronts second hand cheap, rears new because cheaper than OEM).

The Findway mats are more of a reinforced, carpeted texture type of mat.

I personally like the look and feel of the Canada OEM / Maxpider mats the most. They offer added protection without sliding around and don't look like a giant slab of rubber on your floor like the Weathertechs do. They're also padded / more comfortable under your feet than the Weathertechs, overall more luxurious whereas the Weathertechs are more utilitarian.

I don't have personal experience with the Findways so can't comment on how they are day to day. I went right back to OEM / Maxpider in my car after experimenting with them in my wifes car 3 years ago and being extremely happy with them.
 

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You are welcome sir!

I ordered them a while back, but the seller didn't update the shipping costs to Israel, and in the end they cancelled my order since they it was too expensive for them to ship them here :crying2:

IMO, they are the best floor mats around for those harsh winter days, besides they are OEM and look fantastic with the Mazda Logo :)

I wonder if @Chazzy J will begin a hunt for these ones lol ? >:)
Haha. You know, honestly, I like my stock carpeted floor mats best. Granted you gotta vacuum them once every other week to keep it looking clean, but I think those look the best.

Unless people are dying for me to research these, I'm gonna pass haha.

Chazzy
 

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Actually I'd just like to see pictures of the different type of mats fitted in a 2014-2017 Mazda 3. Every car is different. All the mats mentioned here will obviously protect the majority of the carpet and not leak through. What I care about is how how the liners go up the vertical parts of the carpet (front rear liners). I only have experience with the Findways in my other car and they don't go up too far. Please post pics if you have Huskys or Weathertech or the 3dMax. The Mazda Premium one's look good but a bit pricey.
 

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Another vote for the 3D Maxpider, have had them for over a year, holding up great....
 

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What about cleaning them out of the carbon fiber grooves.
A couple of times per year I will clean them by lightly scrubbing with a semi-stiff brush and diluted Dawn dish washing soap mixture. Looks as good as new after rinsing and drying...
 

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I've got the Canadian OEM version of the Max Spiders and they are great mats... Been in my car for 3 years / winters and 90K and still look and protect great. Cleaning them I just scrub with brush (outside) or pressure wash them. All the protection of Weathertechs but much better looking and less slippery on the feet :)

Here's a pic of mine and yeah I mounted the deal pedal to the mat which is great instead of hidden below it :)
 

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@zr6rrdan Thanks for the pic and update on durability. I've been looking at the Canadian OEM mats for a few months now because I don't like the OEM all-weather rubber mats in my car.
 

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Does anyone know if the bottom of the Canadian OEM mats are just like the Maxpider ones? Has anyone been able to locate a set of the Canadian OEMs? The Mazda Shop is the only place I found that will ship to the US, but they are out of stock.
 

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This is from the Findway site. This looks very close to if not exactly the same coverage as the OEM. I like the OEM Canada look but out of stock plus it'll probably cost more than Weathertechs plus shipping. Trying to find a reason not to get these.


 
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