3rd & 4th Generation (1992–1996 & 1997–2001)Toyota Camry Discussion for years: 1992-1996 & 1997-2001
Topics of discussion range from fuel economy, safety, modifications, performance all involving America's favorite family car, the Toyota Camry.
I am about to buy a set of floor mats for my 1997 Camry LE. I have been looking on line and the cost looks to be in the $120-$180 range. I then called the dealer and found out I can get the factory ones for about $70--which really surprised me. So are the after market ones that much better than the OEM? Do the OEM hold up okay? Any advice on going with factory vs. after market? If after market, then can you suggest a particular brand name that really is a "custom fit" and better than OEM? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
OEM will always be the best fit and the embroidered "CAMRY" on them is always a nice touch. I bought factory carpeted mats from eBay almost-new including the trunk mat, and then a friend of mine bought me all-weather rubber mats from Toyota. I use the rubber mats now because I got tired of cringing everytime it rained.
For older cars, including my gen 3.5, I bought aftarmarket heavy duty rubber mats from Sam's Club for $20. They weigh 25+ lbs [four mats] and are a bargain for sure. They don't have a cut out for the trunk/fuel filler release but for $20, I can live with that.
'05 2AZ-FE @ 47K miles | '95 1MZ-FE @ 92K miles moving forward
I picked up some generic ones from Canadian Tire for about $30 and they dont seem too bad. I was just looking for anything black and carpeted. They have these little twisty things that lock them to the floor too so they don't slide under the pedals. Handy shit.
Looks great. Same color and interior as mine is...where did the white gauges come from? Do you like the look? Was that an option? I noticed that my dash area is very plain looking but those gauges dress it up I think.
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