Let me think, ouch that hurts. Was in the late 40's that vehicles came with all rubber floor mats, pickup trucks much later. Then all very impractical carpeting took over. Then rubber floor mats became popular.
One of my son's loves his Weathertech floor mats, but laid out 300 bucks for two vehicles. He was bragging how well they protected his carpeting he also paid a small fortune for. But could only respond, you can see that pretty carpeting anymore.
Reminded me of car I owned, used, in the 30's and into the 50's. First thing people would do is to cover those beautiful seats with ugly seat covers. Would remove those, so I could enjoy a like brand new interior on a vehicle I paid around 75 bucks for.
Now you know what I mean when I say, it hurts to think. Ha, my dealer said when I purchased my Cruze, don't you want to lay out another 150 bucks to protect your carpeted floor mats?