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Having seen many people comment on threads regarding the Atacama carpet color, I decided to put a poll together to see which color carpet people think would look best with their Atacama Leather interior.<p>I realize this carpet selection might also be car color dependent, but sticking with just the interior color schemes will keep the list from being too long.<p>Without further delay, which option do you think suits the Atacama leather better?<p>BTW, if someone has good pictures to add please do so. It will help us visualize the schemes better <p>EDIT: To clarify, I am am talking about carpeting, not mats, although for this purpose they would match.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by YR01 at 4:34 PM 6-17-2009</i>
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (YR01)

I chose the Atacama and Orange carpet because it is the factory color and I like to keep things stock looking... Although I admit I have thought about charcoal carpet might look good also.
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (YR01)

Depends on the color of the exterior...I'd like gray if the car was silver, black, etc...I might choose Nordkap if it was red...I don't know...
 

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charcoal mats w/ atacama IMO
 

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Although the charcoal all weather mats tone down the orange carpet, I think it would have looked best from the factory with a full charcoal carpeting instead of orange.
 

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best atacama interior I've ever seen:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=98936&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=1</A>
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (YR01)

It seems like people are reading your question differently. Your question asked about carpets but it looks like some people are responding on the mats.<p>Were you really asking about the carpets or did you mean the mats?<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Were you really asking about the carpets or did you mean the mats?<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I meant the carpets, not the mats... Although I would always match my mats to the carpeting in my car.<p>The reason this topic is of much interest to me is because I am replacing my Nordkap with Atacama interior and have access to all three types of carpeting, Nordkap, Atacama orange and charcoal (with matching mats of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) and was interested in what people think would look best.<p>Now lets just hope my interior doesnt take forever to get here!
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (YR01)

What I meant in my post was, I would prefer my carpeting be charcoal with my Atacama. But since I don't have the option, the charcoal all weather mats help tone it down. If you can do Atacama with Charcoal carpet, I think it would look awesome!<p>Adam
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (YR01)

If you have a Magic or Sonic the blue carpet looks terrific, (my camp colors) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> blue and orange, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> otherwise I suppose Charcoal carpets...<br>ANYTHING but the orange carpet!
 

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I prefer the carpets and mats to match, too, and if I was swapping out my Norkap seats for Atacama I'd probably go with...<p>1) Atacama carpets<br>2) Charcoal carpets<br>3) Nordkap carpets<p>...in that order. What are you doing about the leather on the doors? Are you swapping out those pieces, too?<p>Personally, I don't see a real match between the Nordkap carpet and the Atacama seats. I know some people disagree but to me it just looks too much like Mr. Met. And, while I <b>am</b> a Mets fan, you won't find me sporting a car that matches the team's colors. On the otherhand, charcoal would probably look nice. It certainly wouldn't be offensive but it also wouldn't be anything remarkable. Atacama carpet would definitely stand out. If you're doing the seats, I'd also do the floors.<p>It's just my opinion...and it's your car, you've got to do what YOU like the best. Don't worry about the rest of us. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (Sue Esponte)

Atacama carpets are horrible, ugly, wear prematurely on the sills. Black or Navy is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer<br>I had Modena natur(Atacama) seats in my 97 M3 (same leather). In that car they came with tan carpets... even worse. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I special ordered the car with <B>black carpets</B>, absolutely stunning, the carpets matched the console and the door panels which are 1/2 black (same as a Volvo)
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Atacama carpets are horrible, ugly, wear prematurely on the sills. Black or Navy is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much nicer<br>I had Modena natur(Atacama) seats in my 97 M3 (same leather). In that car they came with tan carpets... even worse. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I special ordered the car with <B>black carpets</B>, absolutely stunning, the carpets matched the console and the door panels which are 1/2 black (same as a Volvo)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd love Charcoal carpet with my Atacama seats/door panels but it's not worth the $1000+ price tag over the Nordkap carpet in my opinion...
 

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Ugly is subjective but I hadn't really thought about the wear and tear...still, I prefer the look of the orange in contrast with the dash, etc. If you're going to go orange, you might as well go all the way. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Then again, I'll admit that my opinion might change if I had to look at that much pumpkin day in and day out.<p>I can't remember who posted the pics of the atacama/black insert mix. That's a sweet idea...and with black carpets, would look really nice!<p>I'm with you (JRL) on the beige though... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm not sure what the designers at BMW were thinking when they matched those colors.<p>Atacama always reminds me of the baseball optic interiors that are/were available on the TT. The glove stitching really made those seats standout...and, FWIW, I believe Audi kept the standard black TT carpets on the MKI interiors, as well.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (Sue Esponte)

My previous car was infact an Audi TT and I always wished it came with the baseball interior, but it was only available in the roadster version and I had the coupe... So this time I get to have what I like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am changing everything Nordkap. Seats, door inserts and carpeting once I decide on the color. I will keep the charcoal carpeting around just incase I get tired of the orange, but I like to live by the motto "Go big or go home!" when possible... So orange carpeting is the only way to go!
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ever attend TT East?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I really wanted to! I seriously considered making the trip once, but it is really a drive from Miami and I was a student back then with tight $ :-(
 

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It was always a good time. I went to 3 although ran into a...'technical difficulty' on my 3rd and final trip. I bet you didn't know that a TT roadster has a backseat...or so says the folks at Audi Customer Support.<p>Audi: "If you fold down the backseat, you should be able to access the latch in the trunk."<br>Me: "Ummm...I don't have a backseat, I've got a convertible."<br>Audi: "Yes you do...just look"<br>Me: "Look for what?"<br>Audi: "The backseat."<br>Me: "Are we talking about the same car? I've got a TT. You must be looking at a information on the coupe. The coupe has a backseat."<br>Audi: "No. You have a back seat, too. Sir, are you looking at the car?"<p>But I digress...and, yes, that conversation did happen.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Best carpet color for Atacama interiors (Sue Esponte)

Get the orange carpets and use the charcoal all weather floor mats. Get the best of both worlds. I love how the orange acts as a trim around the dark floor mats. Brightens things up a bit so your not just looking at black.
 
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