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#427 of 446 all weather mats for 3rd row seat?
Sep 19, 2008 (6:22 am)
Just bought a '08 Santa Fe. Does anyone have a suggestion for the third row seat floor protection? I have checked the forum and no one has mentioned an all weather floor mat for the 3rd row seat. Weathertech, which I'm considering for 1st and 2nd row, does not make a mat for the 3rd row. Any help appreciated. Also, does the cargo tray fit a 7 passenger model? Will it fold up and stow away when the 3rd row seat is up or do you have to remove it from the vehicle? Thx.
#428 of 446 Re: all weather mats for 3rd row seat? [geowizardry]
Oct 01, 2008 (6:19 pm)
I don't have an answer yet for the 3rd row floor mat, although I'll be looking for a solution before the first snowfall.
I balked at the over $200 price tag from the dealer for the OEM cargo tray, and instead bought an aftermarket one from Ebay for $70 incl shipping. It was designed for the 5 passenger model, but it's flexible enough that it bends at the two corners that don't match exactly with the floor plastic trim for the 3rd row seat belts. One advantage is it can be folded up yet remain in the car if the 3rd row seat is up, plus has extra short flaps to protect the wheel well trim and the back of the 2nd row seats from your cargo. I couldn't find a detailed enough photo of the OEM one to convince me if it was worth buying for about the same price online - all photos seemed to be from the same Hyundai brochure.
#429 of 446 Weathertech floorliners
Oct 11, 2008 (10:46 am)
Based upon input from this forum, I purchased Weathertech floor liners for my 08 Santa fe. The rear one fits OK, but the fronts seem to be about and inch too small. There is about an inch gap between the liner the door sill, which allows dirt and water under the liner as I step into the car. I have seen nothing but good comments on this forum. Has anyone looked this closely. I have checked with Weathertech and they are the right ones for this car.
#430 of 446 Re: Weathertech floorliners [graybeard1]
Oct 13, 2008 (11:57 am)
I have the same set of weather tech premium mats and they are a bit small leaving a slight gap. So far I haven't had problems with getting dirt or sand in those gaps. I haven't gone through winter yet so I can't comment on there performance for snow.
My shoes have slipped on the floor liners when they were wet from rain and attemping to get in/out of the car. It's a hard shell and some rubberized surface would help with the slipping.
#431 of 446 Re: Weathertech floorliners [graybeard1]
Oct 14, 2008 (2:56 pm)
When I installed the floorliners fresh out of the package, I also notices a small gap between the door sill and the floorliner. It was less than an inch, though. Maybe 1/2 inch. I took the floorliners out again and simply bended the side of the floorliners to the outside, i.e trying to re-shape them a little. Worked fine, and now the gap between door sill and floorliners is gone. But have to see whether it stays this way or gets back to how it arrived in the package.
One problem I have is that the gas pedal scratches the floorliner when I try to push the gas pedal all the way through. I'm concernd it might get stuck. Anyone else having this problem?
#432 of 446 Re: Weathertech floorliners [haebby]
Oct 28, 2008 (12:24 pm)
I haven't had the need to stomp my gas pedal all the way down. The mats looked like they had enough clearance when I put mines down. I would suggest perhaps to make sure the mats are back enough towards your seat. Also, to make sure that little indent ("cap") in the mat is directly placed over the little hook-like plastic piece on the carpet used to hold any mats in place.
I find them somewhat slippery with any hard-soled footwear once they're a little wet. That's my only complaint.
#433 of 446 WeatherTech or Ventshade
Mar 18, 2009 (6:01 pm)
I have an 08 SF Ltd and I am looking into side window deflector/vents for it. The two brand choices seem to be WeatherTech's in-channel deflectors or Ventshade's in-channel and/or tape-attached ventvisors. Anyone with experience with either brands or both? I previously had a set of taped-on Ventshade's on my 05 Tucson and they were good, but would like to know other's opinions regarding in-channel/taped and quality of product. Any other options? Thanks.
#434 of 446 Re: WeatherTech or Ventshade [tenpin288]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:06 am)
Anyone out there have a comment on my query?
#435 of 446 Re: WeatherTech or Ventshade [tenpin288]
Jun 07, 2009 (6:32 pm)
I also would like to know if anyone has tried these in channel vent visors for the 4 windows on the Santa Fe. I have the 09.
#436 of 446 Re: WeatherTech or Ventshade [rich123]
Aug 24, 2009 (4:29 pm)
I am also considering to install side visors for my 09 Santa Fe. My dealership told me that yes the look of the in-channel is better but after three years or so the windows will leak because of the damage caused by the in-channel visors (apparently the rubber sealing units will get damaged by constant rubbing of the window pressed against the in-channel visors). I browsed through some of the visor-selling website review, and 90% of them are happy with it but there are a few complaining about how the windows don't close all the way up and the windows get scratched by the in-channel visors (some said that when the in-channels visors are properly installed, this could happen!) So...it would be great to hear from somebody who actually used in-channel visors for longer than a couple of years and tell us about his/her experiences. Thanks!