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I am used to the Audi OEM all season rubber mats which are very good quality and fit.

The OEM mercedes ones for the ML350 don't look all that great in pics (I have not seen them in person) and the Weathertech looks a bit nicer.

I assume both OEM and Weathertech snap into the OEM spots for the floor mats.

Any opinions and experience with either is greatly appreciated.

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i have OEM floor liners, not the mats, but i like em. the fit is PERFECT, but 1) they are made out of plastic instead of rubber, which isn't as nice to feel, but offers nice protection, and 2) the driver's front only covers the bottom half of the dead pedal. i can't think of why they would be so stupid as to not address this, especially given that the mats actually do cover the whole thing
 

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Yeah, I just did a search (I know I should have searched first, I sorry) and found that Weathertech is preferred. I also learned that most prefer the floor liners which I actually don't like so much. I have black interior so I think the black weathertech mats will do just fine.

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Not so fast!

I bought a set of Weathertech mats before I took delivery of the vehicle. Then when I picked up the truck the dealer threw in a set of Mercedes rubber mats. The Mercedes ones are much nicer (and I'm a long-time Weathertech fan). First, they cover the dead pedal area, which the Weathertech don't. Second, they snap in to the carpet attaching points, which the Weathertech don't. The only advantage the Weathertech mats have is that they have a collection area where melted ice and snow can collect; the Mercedes ones don't, they are just flat rubber. But they do say "Mercedes Benz" on them.

I have the Weathertech trunk liner and it is good.
 

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Not so fast!

I bought a set of Weathertech mats before I took delivery of the vehicle. Then when I picked up the truck the dealer threw in a set of Mercedes rubber mats. The Mercedes ones are much nicer (and I'm a long-time Weathertech fan). First, they cover the dead pedal area, which the Weathertech don't. Second, they snap in to the carpet attaching points, which the Weathertech don't. The only advantage the Weathertech mats have is that they have a collection area where melted ice and snow can collect; the Mercedes ones don't, they are just flat rubber. But they do say "Mercedes Benz" on them.

I have the Weathertech trunk liner and it is good.
Very interesting, thanks for the input. In the past I have always gone with OEM ones from Audi for those cars. Looking at the pics of the weathertechs for the ML, the pics do show dead pedal coverage, I wonder if they have modified the mats to make this better recently? The FAQ's also state that they do snap into place in the OEM spots, so that is not true?
 

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No comparsion..........

The Weathertechs are moulded (exact shape) and excellent.......The aim of a mat is not to allow melted ice and water to accumulate on the carpet underneath...The OEM ones are flat and useless...When l purchased the Weathertechs from the dealership, they came with Mercedes Benz right on them...as well, they have a hollowed area that sit in the carpet spike, so they don't move around............Thirdly, you can purchase the exact color you want for your interior...black, grey or beige....The OEM ones are only black...
 

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I have both the floor mats and liners. I purchased the liners after I found the mats did not hold the melted snow we get her in Wisconsin. The liners are like a pan, fit well and hold the moisture, although they should have a higher front, especially on the driver's side. I bought the liners from the dealer cheaper than I could get WeatherTech's online, plus I received a MBCA Club discount.

The dealer mats are stamped MacNeil, the makers of WeatherTech. The difference is that the mats bought from the dealer say Mercedes-Benz on them.

Jim W.
 

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Have OEM Mercedes all weather mats, and I love them. We have had the OEM rubber mats in every Benz we've had since 1995 (15 and counting...:)
 

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Have you considered the new style COCO mats? Fiber on the top and rubber on the bottom to catch and collect water. Plenty of colors to pick from and just generally a better feel than rubber and plastic.
 

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OEM mats are garbage for winter, thats why i bought the weather tech floor trays which are amazing, especially the rear floor tray is all one piece and covers the middle:)
 

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The liners are like a pan, fit well and hold the moisture, although they should have a higher front, especially on the driver's side.
Jim W.
Exactly.

Weathertechs are awesome especially the rear. Since it covers the entire floor, it's the perfect protection from kids stepping and spilling everywhere. The only downside is the front should extend out a little further.
 

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OEM mats are garbage for winter, thats why i bought the weather tech floor trays which are amazing, especially the rear floor tray is all one piece and covers the middle:)
I have the OEM trays and they are amazing! Although they have the MBz logo, they 're made by McNeill same maker of Weathertech.
 

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Went to dealer today and got the new style OEM rubber mats and the cargo tray liner. They gave me 15% off so I am happy, the drivers mat does not cover the dead pedal area but it has a good lip around the edges and I really liked the design.


 

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Exactly.

Weathertechs are awesome especially the rear. Since it covers the entire floor, it's the perfect protection from kids stepping and spilling everywhere. The only downside is the front should extend out a little further.
 

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I have the Weathertech front floor mats and rear liner. My trunk liner is OE Mercedes and is great as it also covers halfway up the back of the rear seats.

The Weathertech front floor mats have the extra flap that covers the left side where you rest your foot; the OE ones don't.
 
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