I just bought some after market carpets from carmats.co.uk advertised as 'A complete set of 4 tailored car mats to fit your Alfa Romeo GTV 1997 - 2006'.
My car is a 1999 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24V Ph2 and complies with the advert.
Alfa Romeo GTV 1997 - 2006 Mats
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I expected the mats to be the same size and shape as my original mats, although I was prepared for some differences. The back mats fit satisfactorily. The front mats are a little wide in places as the contour shape is not quite the same. They do fit, albeit a bit tight. Unfortunately I am disappointed with the passenger mat as it is shorter by 3 in. (75 mm). It does not fit satisfactorily as the passenger feet are 'half on half off' the mat. See attached photos.
The mats you have received are correct for the vehicle ordered as we have sold quite a few of these over the past few years and have never had any complaints with the fit of the mats - the template was actually taken from a set of originals so I am not too sure why yours are a different shape. I have also contacted one of our dealers we supply these mats to and he said they do fit. Did you buy your mats direct from an Alfa dealer or did they come already fitted in the car?
I like the quality of your mats but unfortunately the contour shape of the mats are not what was expected. Please arrange refund and postage free returns label.
My mats are the original mats that came with the car from new (factory fitted).
I have checked with a friend and his mats are exactly the same as mine, albeit a different colour.
Genuine original mats that look the same as my mats are currently for sale on eBay (the wrong colour for me)
IMHO the template being used is incorrect, as demonstrated by the photos OriginalsOnTop, and NewOnTop.
The template is correct Phil as it was actually taken from a set of Alfa mats, we do show the template picture on our website and you did check the shape of the mats before placing the order - the mats you have received do fit the Alfa Romeo GTV. You will need to return the mats to us for a refund.
My question(s) to you all:
- What Alfa Romeo GTV could the supplier be talking about?
- Do all the GTV variants Phs 1,2 & 3 have the same shape mats?
- Does anyone recognize what car the mats delivered to me by the supplier could fit?
I'm disappointed in the shape of the carpets as the quality of the carpet (Prestige) is very good and I would have liked to have kept them. They are most definitely not correct for my car and I will be returning them at my cost grr
Sorry about the long post.