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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:03 am 
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Well I needed some new mats for the Impreza because the old front driver's mat was starting to wear through in certain spots. I couldn't find any of the Subaru mats, and I didn't like the fit of the newer Impreza mats. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy the WeatherTech mats. They're not cheap! With shipping front and rear mats were around $100.

I got the mats they listed for the Impreza, the W52's for the front and W20's for the rear. The front driver's mat had a cutout for the foot rest and fuel/trunk latches. Compared to the old mats these mats were smaller, which I wasn't too thrilled about. Plus since I have a wagon I don't have the trunk latch, so I would just have an area of open carpet. Again, I wasn't too thrilled with that. I just didn't care for the fit, so I decided to return the fronts.

After trimming the rear mats, which were designed to be trimmed, they fit great!

My old front mats were made by a company called Cannon in England. So I went searching for those same mats, which I couldn't find and couldn't really find any US distributors. I found some newer generic ones on ebay that were 12 pounds, but shipping was like 50! So I did some searching for some "generic" mats at WeatherTech. Surprise, surprise, the mats they list for the first gen Legacy are practically identical to the old Cannon mats. Their part # is W3. The W3 mats don't have the cut out for the trunk latch & fuel door. Also, I had to cut out a spot so the mat doesn't interfere with the accelerator pedal. However, I like the fit of these better than the W52's, even I had the trunk latch & fuel door cut out. They just cover more of the carpet area.

Anyway, I like the mats. They are a little more pliable and conforming than the all-weather mats from Subaru, which is nice. I know they are a little costly, but if you can't get the Subaru mats and want a better fit, these will probably fit the bill.

Here are some pictures of the mats I combined the first set of pictures of the W52's & W20's with the W3's. Enjoy!

http://main.experiencetherave.com/subar ... athertech/

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:39 am 
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Good stuff. Thanks for the part number and the pictures. I was wondering about some replacement floor mats. Mine are still holding up ok, but they look weathered and kinda old.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:46 am 
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You're welcome. I think the W52's would probably work fine on our Legacies. I should have tried them in my Legacy to see how they fit/looked. Or the W3's can be trimmed to fit.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:26 am 
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I just ordered a set of these from Amazon.com W52GR (Grey) $68.86 with free shipping.

Thanks again for the part number Josh.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:59 pm 
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That's a good price!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 6:46 am 
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Got them today and installed. Here's some pics.

I picked up the biggest Amazon.com smiley box known to man at the post office this afternoon. It took up most of the back seat of my car.
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All for this thin little box. :?
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These mats are a lot smaller than my previous ones. They fit well, but there's a lot more carpet showing. I have some carpet shampooing to do. I will probably detail the whole car when my 2nd job ends for the season. No time to dedicate to it at the moment.

Driver's side installed.
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Passenger side installed.
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I can't say why I thought this way, but I assumed the rears would be included too I knew they wouldn't be, because I didn't order them. So, for reference, this part number is the fronts only. These are W52GR (grey color) for black it's W52

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Yeah, when I first got the 52's, that was my first impression, they were a bit smaller than the previous ones I had. That's why I ended up going with the W3's.

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