Here's my review of the Husky floor liners for my 05 Taco access cab. I only bought the two front liners as I rarely have passengers in the back jump seats. I have the standard transmission and I was anxious to see if the liners would interfere with the pedals at all.
I have had them now for a month of dirty winter use in a rural setting. There has been an above average level of snowfall in southern Ontario and I have a dirt and gravel driveway so I tend to track in quite a lot of stuff. In addition to that, my employer goes overboard with salt and this shows in what collects on the mats.
These liners are full coverage, with a molded-to-fit lip all the way around the lower flat portion of the mats to catch any moisture and crud you may track in on your footwear.
Overall, I am pleased with their performance. Fit to the various bumps and protuberances in the footwell area is very good. Without any further ado, here are the pics, followed by some details on their function.
So as you can see, fit is very good on the drivers side. The dead pedal is covered, which is important. Their is a nice lip all around which holds quite a bit of water.
The checkplate pattern is meant to increase traction on the hard plastic, but I still find it somewhat slippery when wet compared to my old soft rubber pantsaver floor mats. Usually just a minor annoyance. Sometimes on long drives, if I am trying to place my legs a certain way while using cruise control, my feet end up slipping and I have to find a different position. Overall, I would rate this annoyance minor in that it is not always noticed, and doesn't usually present a problem. Again, I would point out this only happens when they are wet.
At first, when starting the engine, I found myself having to press a bit harder on the clutch to engage the switch in order to start. The mat might be working in some, or I am becoming accustomed to the level of effort needed because it is happening less often than in the first week or two I was using them.
There is no possible way for any of the pedals to catch on the mat, which is more than I can say for my old generic floor mats.
Once in place, the liners stay fixed in place very well. This is due to the molded fit, and to the sharp nibs on the bottom side which engage very well with the carpet. Here is a pic of that:
As you can see, my 05 has no pins which stick up from the floor to hold the factory mats. There are two plastic divots that pins from the factory mats rest in. I have heard later models have pins in the floor that might interfere with the mats. I would have snipped them off if I had those.
There are a few bits of dirt that have fallen between the door sill and the liner. This is because the lip of the liner sticks up above the sill plate a bit. This is necessary to hold water, though. These few bits are extremely small in number compared to what the mats have collected.
In the above pic, you can see brown stains on the carpet because my old mats tended to slide to the left leaving that portion of the carpet exposed. Once the weather warms, I will have this area shampooed.
I'll continue the review in the next post due to the five picture limitation of the forum...