Floor mats for a 480

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Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:08 pm

Assuming I can't find find a set of original 480 floor mats, any recommendations for an alternative set? There's plenty of choices on Amazon and eBay.

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by MisterH » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:04 pm

As someone with 480 mats I can say you're better off finding an alternative as they just get in the way and (in my car at least) don't conform to the central tunnel.

I think any dark/medium grey mat would be ok if you asked me, but then it is all preference really
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:07 pm

Good feedback - thanks!

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by jifflemon » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:33 pm

I got mine made by Autostyle. Now when I say made, I do very much mean MADE.

They're a manufacturer, so will do just about anything you want. Lambswool? Sheepskin? Not a problem.

The pattern they have is perfect for the 480.

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:48 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:33 pm
I got mine made by Autostyle. Now when I say made, I do very much mean MADE.

They're a manufacturer, so will do just about anything you want. Lambswool? Sheepskin? Not a problem.

The pattern they have is perfect for the 480.
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:28 pm

I sent an original set off to a company who copied the original size.

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by dcwalker » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:55 pm

If you are prepared to do a little trimming to the drivers mat so it fits round the footrest, within the next couple of weeks I should have a spare set of 440 genuine rigid floor mats - the other 3 mats are identical for the 480, just drivers mat is different as 440 doesn't have the footrest.

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:55 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:28 pm
I sent an original set off to a company who copied the original size.

carmats-uk.com

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35801&hilit=Mats

Thanks everyone - I went for these in the end. Not cheap, but you typically get what you pay for and they do look like they are really good.

I have also been told that the original Volvo 480 mats are likely to be pretty knackered after 30 or so years!

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:53 pm

I have also been told that the original Volvo 480 mats are likely to be pretty knackered after 30 or so years!
and they do tend to turn green over the years - I've experimented with a selection of different dyes but nothing has worked so they must be 100% synthetic. Ok in a green car, but otherwise, not good ! :sick:
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:15 pm

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:53 pm
I have also been told that the original Volvo 480 mats are likely to be pretty knackered after 30 or so years!
and they do tend to turn green over the years - I've experimented with a selection of different dyes but nothing has worked so they must be 100% synthetic. Ok in a green car, but otherwise, not good ! :sick:
Not a good look! :shock:

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by JohnO » Sat May 15, 2021 4:19 pm

How do they look?

Martin63 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:55 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:28 pm
I sent an original set off to a company who copied the original size.

carmats-uk.com

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35801&hilit=Mats

Thanks everyone - I went for these in the end. Not cheap, but you typically get what you pay for and they do look like they are really good.

I have also been told that the original Volvo 480 mats are likely to be pretty knackered after 30 or so years!
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Sat May 15, 2021 4:51 pm

JohnO wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 4:19 pm
How do they look?

They are REALLY good thanks!

Martin63 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:55 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:28 pm
I sent an original set off to a company who copied the original size.

carmats-uk.com

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=35801&hilit=Mats

Thanks everyone - I went for these in the end. Not cheap, but you typically get what you pay for and they do look like they are really good.

I have also been told that the original Volvo 480 mats are likely to be pretty knackered after 30 or so years!

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by JohnO » Sat May 15, 2021 8:34 pm

Would you guys mind taking some pictures?
And let us know what options you went for.

Thanks
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 15, 2021 8:52 pm

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by JohnO » Sat May 15, 2021 8:58 pm

Those look good
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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by jifflemon » Sat May 15, 2021 9:38 pm

They were done in the super luxury finish (bottom one) - Next time I'll probably just go standard (top one)

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Re: Floor mats for a 480

Post by Martin63 » Sun May 16, 2021 9:09 am

JohnO wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:34 pm
Would you guys mind taking some pictures?
And let us know what options you went for.

Thanks
If I could figure out how to post photos on here John......I would be delighted to! :hopping:

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