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I have a LX Rio and have been upgrading it a little at a time. I was wondering if anyone knew if the center console from an EX would fit into an Lx and if a radio from a ex would work with the lx controls
 

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center console with work, but it is $500+. i have been looking through junkyards for one, but nothing yet.
 

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I found a wrecked Ex on ebay and got the entire center console for 150 and went to Kia of bedford and had it installed for 120 that's with tax. Its well worth it ill add pics soon.

BTW there was no modification needed if u pop up that black cover where the arm rest should be you will see 2 thin post that are meant to hold the bracket for the console with the arm rest.
 

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Nice! Looking forward to seeing the pix.
 

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forgive me but what is the difference? that looks like my LX console/moveable armrest...
 

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forgive me but what is the difference? that looks like my LX console/moveable armrest...
there are most likely differences in base spec models between your countries.. maybe the US version doesn't come with a console lid
 

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Yeah in Canada ours is base with a few extra things. Ours comes base model with heated side mirrors, power doors and windows, USB and Aux , 3months satellite radio, center armrest , steering wheel audio controls
 

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American base models have all of that except an arm rest. There's a center console but instead or an armrest there's a big hole that is useless and friends used it as an over-sized cup holder.
 

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American base models have all of that except an arm rest. There's a center console but instead or an armrest there's a big hole that is useless and friends used it as an over-sized cup holder.
I kind of like the lack of an arm rest. I am tall and thin, so I like to have the more elbow room. I used to have a car with a fold down arm rest, but it was too high and not comfortable. I guess each person can have unique needs. Thanks
 

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Yeah in Canada ours is base with a few extra things. Ours comes base model with heated side mirrors, power doors and windows, USB and Aux , 3months satellite radio, center armrest , steering wheel audio controls
American base models have all of that except an arm rest.
Caleb, I'm in the US and my base LX does not have power door locks or power windows... not sure about the heated side mirrors.
 

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lol i wish. My LX doesnt have anything. Power anything, heated anything, none.
 

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Yeah i just checked the kia.com site for you guys from the States and you only get the power doors and stuff in the power package option. They probably just never tell you at the dealership so that you think your base LX has all the gadgets, but i'm sure they don't want you to know you are paying extra for their power package on the american LX
 

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the base models here in australia all have power windows etc - in fact all new cars do here

but it will vary country to country according to current design regulations. For instance all our cars had to have DSC(ESP/ESC) standard if sold new from the start of last year from memory.
 

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I got mine as a graduation gift and i knew that it was a LX with power package and so did my parents. It tells you on the window sticker that it has a power package installed and floor mats and the bumper applique with the additional prices next to each item. They looked at the Base with manual everything and decided that there was no point in buying a 2013 with crank windows which does come standard with heated side mirrors.
 
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