Floppy Floor Mats - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Floppy Floor Mats

June 9, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

This is the trunk of our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG. Those are the floor mats to the CL65. I'm not sure who put them there, but I think I know why...

See, these floor mats have two big problems. The first is the color. Nobody in the office wanted this light interior color. Light floor mats are a silly idea if you're the type of person who doesn't change shoes before getting into your car. They show all of the dirt, all of the time and are impossible to clean.

The bigger issue with these mats is their overall floppiness. In the past 9 years, they've lost all of their structure and now have the rough integrity of a pair of jeans. Compounding this issue, they don't have any sort of hook to anchor them to the actual carpet. What this means is that after about 3 miles, the damned things are all bunched up by the pedals which is...bad. They've never obstructed them, just gotten too close for comfort.

So while I'm not sure who did this, I support it. (And hope you'll pay for the necessary carpet cleaning when we go to sell this thing.)

Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 64,180 miles

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