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Is there a place where you can get a floormat for just the driver's place that also covers the left-footrest area? My carpet is getting really messed up!
I even considered cutting a piece of carpet and gluing it to the bottom of the rubber mat to hold it in place.

All the floormats I've seen just cover the floor in front of the seat, and do nothing about that area where you rest your left foot.

The floormats for the passenger places the dealer threw in when I picked up the new car are fine, especially since I never have a passenger.

I'd rather not get the weather-tech mega-dollar floormats. Just ordinary all-weather mats should be fine.

Internet searches so far have not been successful for the needed driver's floormat, and most only sell the set of 4 mats.
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Buy a Ford focus dead pedal cover. I bought mine on ebay from China. It's stainless steel with rubber/plastic ribs and 3M tape on the back. I've had them in both my mk3 foci and they work great, protect the carpet and look good as well. The 3M tape sticks pretty securely to the carpet and I didn't clean it or anything, just a quick vacuum before sticking it on there. This is what I have:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/153112300090
 

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You should just buy the WeatherTechs if you weren't able to find any other floormats that cover the foot rest area beside the pedals. Sure, they're more expensive than most brands, but everything I've seen about them say the cost is worth it.

I bought their sunshade two years ago and it is absolutely worth the premium over cheaper sunshades. The black reverse side that heats the interior while in sunlight has been wonderful now that it is starting to cold once again.


Edit: Or buy those dead pedal covers Coolzzy posted. Their comment wasn't up before I posted mine lol
 

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I have the WeatherTechs and it only covers half the dead pedal. I find sand ends up falling down between the mat and the carpet. It's not very effective at protecting that area. I'm disappointed.

I've heard that the Husky molded mats go higher up on the dead pedal than WeatherTech but I haven't seen them in person. I've also read that they don't have the clips to keep them from moving like the OEM and WeatherTech. They also are a little more pliable which causes them to deform easier. Below is a good video that hightlights them >>

Check Craigslist for used ones. I bought my WeatherTechs for the front for $10.

I've seen some all weather rubber mats (like the OEM in the video) that have dead pedal coverage. There is a split in the mat that allows coverage to that part. These look like they would be decent >> TMB Motorsports All Weather Floor Mats for Ford Ford Focus 2011+. Here's another option at Walmart >> ToughPRO - FORD Focus 1st & 2nd Row Mats. You can sometimes find this style on Craigslist too; I've seen the OEM ones come up frequently for next to nothing.



The 2015-2018 OEM all weather mat has dead pedal coverage. Floor Mats - All Weather Thermoplastic, 4 Piece, Black 2015-2018 Ford Focus DM5Z-5413300-AC

 

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I've used these Motor Trend branded mats on 4 cars so far, and been very happy with them, especially for less than $30 (which includes both front mats, rear mats, and cover for the rear "hump"). I used to get them for $30 - 40% (so less than $20) using a ubiquitous Advance Auto coupon code, but I don't think Advance carries them anymore.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Motor-Trend-Deep-Dish-MT-923-Black-Heavy-Duty-3-Piece-All-Weather-Rubber-Car-Floor-Mats-MT-923-BK/302621230

Takes 30-40 minutes to cut them right. Are there better ones out there? Sure, any heavy custom-made rubber mats (like WeatherTech) are going to fit and look better. But these don't look bad, IMO, if you take the time to cut them right, and they hold up great. Just depends on your budget, I guess.
 

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I have the WeatherTechs and it only covers half the dead pedal. I find sand ends up falling down between the mat and the carpet. It's not very effective at protecting that area. I'm disappointed.

I've heard that the Husky molded mats go higher up on the dead pedal than WeatherTech but I haven't seen them in person. I've also read that they don't have the clips to keep them from moving like the OEM and WeatherTech. They also are a little more pliable which causes them to deform easier. Below is a good video that hightlights them >>

Check Craigslist for used ones. I bought my WeatherTechs for the front for $10.

I've seen some all weather rubber mats (like the OEM in the video) that have dead pedal coverage. There is a split in the mat that allows coverage to that part. These look like they would be decent >> TMB Motorsports All Weather Floor Mats for Ford Ford Focus 2011+. Here's another option at Walmart >> ToughPRO - FORD Focus 1st & 2nd Row Mats. You can sometimes find this style on Craigslist too; I've seen the OEM ones come up frequently for next to nothing.


https://youtu.be/nFsatOcNfWA

The 2015-2018 OEM all weather mat has dead pedal coverage. Floor Mats - All Weather Thermoplastic, 4 Piece, Black 2015-2018 Ford Focus DM5Z-5413300-AC

I bought mine oem and it didnt have that cutout for the dead pedal. That mat must have come out later than 2015.
Feeling like i got jipped because it absolutely needs it.[slap]
 

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Don't forget to buy new wiper blades NOW before it gets too cold to put them on bare-handed in the driveway [hihi] You should have a spare set of blades and some (brake & turn) bulbs on-hand, just in case. Maybe even some booster cables. Now is a good time to buy your winter kit before you really need it.
 

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Don't forget to buy new wiper blades NOW before it gets too cold to put them on bare-handed in the driveway [hihi] You should have a spare set of blades and some (brake & turn) bulbs on-hand, just in case. Maybe even some booster cables. Now is a good time to buy your winter kit before you really need it.
I actually just bought wipers this weekend, just finished putting them on as i type this.
I hang on to my old ones just incase.
 

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I keep the old pair of wiper blades in case I need them in the winter, or just in case.

I have a piece of black doormat that I can cut to cover the dead-pedal area.
 

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I have the Weathertech floor mats (not the liner) in my '14 Focus, covers the spot you're talking about. I also have a '12 Focus with Ford OEM rubber floor mats (winter package), those didn't. Pictures of both are below. The one that says "Focus" is the OEM one of course, the new one is the Weathtech. I've had the Weathertech for about 18 months now, no problems.

Just buy the Weathertech floor mats, at least for the front, cheap ones would work in the back.

And don't forget to replace your lug nuts also if you still have OEM lug nuts (serious).
 

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Sorry to OP as this isn't what you asked for but the thread is already moving in this direction so i'm just gonna point out husky mats as well because they cover the entire area. Was gonna post a pic of mine but I dont have enough posts.
 

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Here's a photo of the the Husky liner in my 2012 Focus, showing the great dead pedal coverage.

These have over 120,000 miles on them, so they definitely don't look new.

They don't clip onto the factory posts, but I've never had an issue with them sliding around as the spikes on the backside keep them in place well.

https://imgur.com/a/tj8Ub3X
 

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I just picked up a set of used Husky floor liners for the front and second row for $25 and I'm selling my Weathertechs. The Husky over Weathertech is the way to go for coverage.

The person I bought them off of picked up some TuxMats for his ST and they look pretty nice too. I believe the coverage is comparable to the Husky if not better. Here's a picture of them; they are definitely worth a look as well.



 
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