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Title: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 17, 2011, 10:56:28 pm
Genuine Abarth mats ?

I'm confused with mine !!

I picked my car up Friday
having washed the car on Saturday I found the drivers side carpet had 2 screw in clips/posts in it but my supposedly genuine Abarth car mat was just layed over the top ....
..and it (drivers side mat ) has one only 1 clip/hole on it in the centre


Any ideas please chaps ?...somebody must have them fitted correctly ?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on January 17, 2011, 11:06:36 pm
one is wrong.
does passenger fit ??
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 17, 2011, 11:07:30 pm
Talk to Jonny, these are the batch of mats petch ordered but were not manufactured correctly.
I assume they gave you them  for free when you bought the car
Not even sure there is a full abarth mat for the EVO.


Kevo
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 17, 2011, 11:07:51 pm
Talk to Jonny, these are the batch of mats petch ordered but were not manufactured correctly.
I assume they gave you them  for free when you bought the car
Not even sure there is a full abarth mat for the EVO.


Kevo
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 17, 2011, 11:11:03 pm
should be same as AGP, but these aren't all the same, some are embroidered and some have a padded plastic logo

think they all have two clips at drivers side and none at passenger side :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on January 17, 2011, 11:14:18 pm
new ones on way.
how many clips should there be ??
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 17, 2011, 11:20:52 pm
been out and counted. def 2 on AGP :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 17, 2011, 11:21:09 pm
Whilst on the subject Loyd, does your passenger mat cover your foot plate


Kevo
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 17, 2011, 11:22:02 pm
been out and counted. def 2 on AGP :thumb:
Same on evo
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 17, 2011, 11:23:47 pm
passenger mat is shorter so you can see your nice abarth footplate and the careless passengers can scratch it :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 18, 2011, 08:58:04 am
so lloyd you have a drivers mat with 2 femalo clips on it and a passenger mat that is shorter ?

Do you have a stitched logo on the drivers or a padded ?

Where did these mats come from please ?

cheers !
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Ninjauk on January 18, 2011, 09:05:02 am
500 mats have one hole on drivers side I believe.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 18, 2011, 09:07:26 am
500 mats have one hole on drivers side I believe.
That is correct :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 18, 2011, 09:52:41 am
just found out from Jonny that GPA mats do not fit footwell on APE

Brian sales manager at SGPetch has contacted the area manager and the mats are not yet available but are being chased up on our behalf
... just have to wait for now :o(

In terms of branding and co-ordinating accessories with the right car I am a bit dissapointed

Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Sugden on January 19, 2011, 06:38:08 pm
My Evo came with the new mats, the drivers side has a big embrodered Abarth badge and 2 fixings that fit perfectly. The passenger side is a half mat so as to fit below the kick plate.
They Looked that smart that I couldn't stand the fact they would take a good hamering in the winter weather, so I bought a set of cheaper Fiat Evo mats of Ebay. Come spring the Abarth set will be put back in.
By the way the set from Ebay cost a measley £13 and  surprise surprise are decent quality.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 19, 2011, 08:32:26 pm
Could you tell me where you bought your new Evo with the elusive mats please ?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Sugden on January 19, 2011, 11:16:36 pm
Corkhills, Cheshire Oaks. UKs newest Abarth dealer.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 21, 2011, 05:53:21 pm
Sugden
Do you have 2 pegs in the drivers carpet that do not align with these mats

I have been in touch with the dealer and they say APE mats do not exist and that your mats are from the Grande Punto Abarth and not an exact fit for the Evo and will not lign up with the 2 pegs that are fitted from the factory

Have you therefore put 2 additional holes in your carpet to secure your mats ?

Cheers
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on January 21, 2011, 08:05:44 pm
I have also been in touch with them and got told the absolute opposite and they were holding a set of APE mats for me as i have GPA ones in mine he even opened them to confirm the half mat for the passenger side HMMMM they were going to ring me back today at work but ive been off im not going to bother as the passenger GPA mat covers the shiny footrest and stops it getting scratched this is turning into another Abarth Weirdism LOL :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 21, 2011, 08:08:07 pm
my AGP passenger mat is shorter and doesn't cover footrest :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on January 21, 2011, 09:07:44 pm
APE mats do not exist guy's

If you have a set that fit over the pegs that come in the car from the factory and half mat passenger put a picture up to prove it :o)
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 21, 2011, 09:11:28 pm
don't see how ape mats would be different shape to AGP, they haven't made that many changes.

does APE really have factory fitted pegs rather than standard fiat screw in fixings?

i'm at the dealers tomorrow, i will investigate before breakfast :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: John501 on January 21, 2011, 11:01:11 pm
The APE has a slightly different shaped footwell and yes there are 2 pegs in the floor to locate the mat :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 21, 2011, 11:09:04 pm
yEs that is right Lloyd the floor pegs have a little nipple on the top and the female mat bit clips over said nipple
and hence holds mat firm, i think abarth realised there mistake as the 500 only has one nipple,,  awww and 500 mats slides about.

So they need to put 2 nipples in the 500 in future :thumb:

KEVO


Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Joe on January 21, 2011, 11:23:14 pm
Not had any problems - my mats are secure and don't move - fitted them when I got my 500 in June '09.

I think it depends how hard you twist your nipple into the carpet.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on January 21, 2011, 11:28:49 pm
ooops
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on January 22, 2011, 02:09:38 pm
i am fully up to speed on APE nipples after my visit to petches today, obviously needs mats with holes in the right place :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Ratty on January 26, 2011, 08:02:04 pm
After reading this thread I'm still none the wiser on whether or not there are floor mats available for the APE.

I got my white APE in October and was promised a set of mats as part of the deal and am still waiting for them dealer said they weren't available at the time I bought the car but they were expecting them to be available soon after I bought the car etc.

If anyone actually has the proper APE mats fitted in their car can they let me know where I can get a set please and I can then get rid f the normal evo ones I've used for winter.

Cheers
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on January 26, 2011, 08:05:59 pm
Ratty there arent any as far as i know  :thumbd:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Ratty on January 26, 2011, 10:31:49 pm
Thanks for that info. Let's hope they get their finger out and have some available before spring :)
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on January 27, 2011, 10:31:39 pm
They are getting there.
abarth ape is different to Fape.
but working on fiat or gm clips now. :-X
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: garyskisplym on February 18, 2011, 01:31:36 pm
So is there ment to be one or two female clips on the mats?

As I've got a set been told they for evo and fit bit only one clip, are these ape or agp mats?

Gaz
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: A84RTH on February 18, 2011, 01:37:54 pm
Agp has 2 clips.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: garyskisplym on February 18, 2011, 03:08:58 pm
Agp has 2 clips.

So do APE have 2 aswell?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: lloyd on February 18, 2011, 03:19:07 pm
ape has nipples on the floor, agp has screw in clips :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 18, 2011, 03:20:35 pm
ape has nipples on the floor, agp has screw in clips :thumb:
Yep i can confirm i have 2 nipples :thumb:

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: garyskisplym on February 18, 2011, 07:22:43 pm
ape has nipples on the floor, agp has screw in clips :thumb:
Yep i can confirm i have 2 nipples :thumb:

kEVO

Thanks kevo.

Do the agp mats clip onto the nipples?

I much have agp mates

Gaz
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on February 18, 2011, 07:27:39 pm
Abarth punto EVO clips are completley different to previous mats.
the clip is a special clip that is covered at the top.
there is two clips in the drivers.
if you want some clips I can get them.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 18, 2011, 07:29:36 pm
ape has nipples on the floor, agp has screw in clips :thumb:
Yep i can confirm i have 2 nipples :thumb:

kEVO

Thanks kevo.

Do the agp mats clip onto the nipples?

I much have agp mates

Gaz

"I much have agp mates*,,,,,,,,,, You started drinking early Gaz ;D

I dont know if AGP is the same. I will compare nipples with Lloyd who has an AGP  :o

kEVO

Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 18, 2011, 07:32:03 pm
Mr Q has many clips, i have seen them.

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on February 18, 2011, 07:36:17 pm
Mr Q has many clips, i have seen them.

kEVO
I have got the coorrect ones now as well.
they have a solid top.
completly different to agp.
soon to be available to all. :whistle:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on February 19, 2011, 09:37:00 am
are these genuine Abarth clips and what about the right shaped mats mightyQ ?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on February 19, 2011, 10:05:43 am
are these genuine Abarth clips and what about the right shaped mats mightyQ ?

yes and yes
good things come to them who wait. :P
should all be sorted within a week or so.
Dave Q
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on February 19, 2011, 10:28:54 am
cool !...where will we get these please mightyQ ?

Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on February 19, 2011, 11:25:16 am
Mats for the Ape are in production .
and SHOULD be ready in a week.
just wait and I will update as soon as I know. :)
They will be available through a reliable source . :whistle:
as soon as poss.
along with AGP and 500.
watch and wait. :hysteria: :pray: :computer:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 19, 2011, 11:37:11 am
Mats for the Ape are in production .
and SHOULD be ready in a week.
just wait and I will update as soon as I know. :)

Hurry up dave ;D

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: garyskisplym on February 19, 2011, 04:52:14 pm
Owell will prob just put the other ones on auction site and wait for mrq to reveal when they are out and were from :)

Spelling error cos of my stupid iPhone

Gaz
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on February 19, 2011, 06:19:32 pm
oooh are these real Abarth Ones then ???  :wave: :wave:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 19, 2011, 06:43:54 pm
oooh are these real Abarth Ones then ???  :wave: :wave:
No, we are from yorkshire we dont pay full price for anything ;D

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on February 19, 2011, 06:45:04 pm
HAHAHA thats what i'd heard lol  :wave: :wave:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 19, 2011, 06:46:48 pm
HAHAHA thats what i'd heard lol  :wave: :wave:
its true, Dave is sewing these himself as we speak ;D

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on February 19, 2011, 07:41:00 pm
They are been made in the same factory as the genuine ones. by the same people.
with the same Carpet.
Elephant backed Viper.
same black binding and Red cotton.
but not £50.
And genuine clips .
shorter passenger to allow for footrest.
feel free to buy me a pint when you get them :-X
and I have sewn a set of mats before
Multiskilled. :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: 3k5k on February 19, 2011, 08:13:50 pm
Can i have a set of the elephant backed viper matts please :wave:

Ta

kEVO
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: garyskisplym on February 19, 2011, 11:33:21 pm
They are been made in the same factory as the genuine ones. by the same people.
with the same Carpet.
Elephant backed Viper.
same black binding and Red cotton.
but not £50.
And genuine clips .
shorter passenger to allow for footrest.
feel free to buy me a pint when you get them :-X
and I have sewn a set of mats before
Multiskilled. :thumb:

So genuine or not?

Will they have abarth logo?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: AlexK on February 20, 2011, 08:59:08 am
Please just wait and see. :)
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: chvcky on February 27, 2011, 10:06:01 am
any sign of mats Mighty Quinn ?
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: AlexK on February 27, 2011, 01:04:27 pm
Please just wait and see.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on May 22, 2011, 06:01:46 pm
available from abarthisti shop. ;D
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on May 22, 2011, 08:02:56 pm
Err where ???? i cannot see em :wave:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on May 22, 2011, 09:57:02 pm
ask john 501. :o
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on May 25, 2011, 07:16:34 pm
Hi guys - I'm new to the forum. I took delivery of my APE on 11 March and was told that the correct mats had been ordered and would be here in 6 weeks. Obviously that time has come and gone - still no sign of them. Dealer seems to be doing his best to find out whats going on but getting nowhere. He has let me have a set of GPA mats in the meantime, but has anyone heard any further news on when the proper official mats will be here? Any help would be much appreciated.
Cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: John501 on May 25, 2011, 07:40:56 pm
There is no news to be had.
No one knows if or when the mats will be available for the evo.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: DraigFlag on May 25, 2011, 08:32:37 pm
There is no news to be had.
No one knows if or when the mats will be available for the ego.

Something on your mind John?  ;D
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: John501 on May 25, 2011, 08:55:23 pm
Posting from my phone is not a good idea :thumbd:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: DraigFlag on May 25, 2011, 08:55:59 pm
I'm still amazed people can do that. I can make calls on mine.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on May 25, 2011, 09:51:37 pm
what about abarthisty ones ??
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on June 14, 2011, 10:51:35 am
Just had a call from my local dealer - Simon at Rockingham Cars - and he has an official Abarth accessory bulletin in front of him which states that the official APE floor mats are in production and delivery is expected in 6 weeks time. I wont hold my breath just yet, however its looking promising.

cheers

Steve
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Patrick on June 14, 2011, 11:02:16 am
 ::)
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: John501 on June 14, 2011, 11:12:55 am
I can confirm that information but they are interestingly priced at £57.50 + VAT  (£69 inc of VAT)
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on June 14, 2011, 11:22:54 am
arn't they in the abarthisty shop yet ?? :whistle:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on June 14, 2011, 12:15:10 pm
 :thumb: :thumb: Luckily I negotiated mine into the deal when I took delivery of the car on 11 March  :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: GTI-Russ on June 14, 2011, 01:47:05 pm
Just had a call from my local dealer - Simon at Rockingham Cars - and he has an official Abarth accessory bulletin in front of him which states that the official APE floor mats are in production and delivery is expected in 6 weeks time. I wont hold my breath just yet, however its looking promising.

cheers

Steve

Were'nt you spunt he same line first time round though? I gave up waiting and just bought the AGP ones, they do the job fine.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on June 14, 2011, 02:04:08 pm
Indeed I was, but this time he has a physical piece of paper in his hands to back it up (and John501 has also confirmed the same info). So I feel fairly confident that the info exists!! I'll let you know how accurate it turns out to be, in 6 weeks time!! ;D
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: AlexK on June 19, 2011, 04:05:26 pm
The Abarthisti carpet mats for Evo are now in the Abarthisti Shop (http://www.abarthisti.co.uk/shop/).

They're properly shaped so they fit around the passenger footboard, and are compatible with the existing fixings.

Rather than the frankly incredible £69 Abarth want for theirs, ours are just £39.99 + P&P.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: mightydquinn on June 20, 2011, 10:19:16 pm
they look really nice :o :o
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on September 01, 2011, 06:45:24 pm
Just had a text message from my local dealership. The official APE floormats have arrived in stock. I'm going to collect them on Saturday, so I'll let you know if they are worth the wait / money!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: Jarmin Von Nitely on September 02, 2011, 06:34:00 pm
Pic's please
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on September 04, 2011, 08:37:27 am
Right - what I'm about to say wont surprise many of you!! Firstly, the mats DO fit (in terms of the cut out shapes). All 4 have been shaped correctly. The quality of the pile is a step up from the AGP mats - thicker, deeper pile used here. The Abarth badges (which only feature on the front mats - the rear mats are plain black) are woven into the mat, rather than being plastic/rubber. The front passenger mat is shaped to expose the footplate. Now to the interesting part - the drivers mat: rather than use the two securing 'nipples' that already stick up from the floor (a hangover from the Fiat Punto Evo), Abarth decided to design their own securing devices within the mat (there is no velcro on the underside of these mats). Now, what are the odds on the holes in the news mats lining up with the 'nipples' in the floor? Yep.... ZERO!!! So to overcome this 'design quirk' they must have realised, that when the mat is flat on the floor, the 'nipples' are poking up into the underside of the mat, so they have manually cut out little holes in the underside of the new mat to house the 'nipples'!!! This might explain why the mats took so long to arrive!!! Personally I think it would be better to remove the old 'nipples' - maybe with a hacksaw or pliers. Incidentally, the fixings that come with the drivers mat need to be screwed into the floor carpet, then when the mat is laid on the floor, the fixings will poke through the holes and a half turn secures the mat in place. So, are they worth the money? Well, mine were negotiated into the price of the car, so it made sense for me to wait for the official ones, but if I were spending my own hard cash I would probably be seriously considering the Abarthisti ones (though Im not sure whether the same fixing issues exist with those too).  :-\
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: John501 on September 04, 2011, 11:31:34 am
There are no fixing issues with the Abarthisti mats.
They have the correct fittings in the mats to clip into the nipples on the floor.
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: A84RTH on September 04, 2011, 01:15:37 pm
Mine are woven in my agp  :wave:
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on September 04, 2011, 01:37:19 pm
the dealership let me borrow some AGP ones when i picked the car up in March that had soft plastic coated badges, so i assumed that all AGP ones were like that. Didnt realise that there were different versions, though im not sure why i should feel surprised anymore by what Abarth does!!!  :o
Title: Re: Abarth Punto Evo Mats ?
Post by: skip67 on September 04, 2011, 01:39:39 pm
John, that sounds far too sensible!! How come Abarthisti can get it right, yet Abarth keep getting it so wrong??!!!  ::)