2014 BMW i3: Man Wrestles Floor Mat, Loses
May 7, 2015
I was washing our 2014 BMW i3 last weekend. Easy stuff, right? Things were going fine until it came time to vacuum the floors up front.
In what will go down as one of the lower points in my life, the front floor mat got the better of me. For one, it is massive. There is a single mat for both front foot wells, which I did not anticipate. Had I opened my eyes, I may have been less surprised.
Two, rather than hooks or tabs, the mat adheres to carpet by Velcro only. A lot of Velcro. It is a great idea that made removal more problematic for my momentarily absent mind.
Three, the mat won't really come out with the optional front cup holder in place. To keep with the theme of making a simple task complicated, I successfully wrestled the cup holder free from its perch. But not without first banging my knuckles against the dash in the process. Fortunately, that snapped me out of it. Things went downhill from there.
That was a rough day. I'm glad it is over.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 4,130 miles