Living in Florida we obviously have no problems with snow. Sand however is a MAJOR problem and once it gets into a mat made of carpet or even into the carpet of the car it is near impossible to get it out. These mats trap all that sand in the grooves of the rubber and a simple shake/rinse with the hose and the sand is GONE! What a time-saver AND carpet saver!
I bought this set for my 2001 Nissan Maxima hoping they'd be wider than the current universal mats, but the actual width of the front mats is closer to 17.5" instead of the 18-19" listed in the description. I didn't try these in my car, but the little nubs underneath to hold them in place did not look reassuring either. Ended up returning them.
Length is good but not wide enough for my Camry 2012