I’ve wanted some fun mats for bit now. I was initially looking at going a custom route because I wanted to get something just ever so less plain black in the car (there’s a bit of red stitching in the seats so I was thinking of trying to tie that in somehow).
Then I found Phase 2 Motortrend and their longgggg list of checkered mats for an assortment of popular tuner cars (yeah, I said tuner like it’s 2002 and we’re rolling in to a NOPI show). So I reached out about doing a colab with Boring.Cars and P2M was about it. The mats came in yesterday and I’m pretty happy with them!
The checkered pattern isn’t full on black and white, more grayish and black. I’m thinking long term this may look a bit better because it won’t be as blatantly apparent when they’re dirty. They feel to be made quite well; rubber with the old school pointy nibs on the back, correct fittings for the nipples in the floorboard, and proper OEM shape for a full fit in both footwells.
I was concerned they might be a bit too ricey, but frankly, I am really a fan. It fits the fun attitude of the Miata, but is a little more pulled back than a straight up checkered flag - which seems to jive well with the feel of the ND.
What do we say oppo, rice or nice?