Nice! Did you install the arm rest yourself? If so was it difficult?I bought my sapphire manual ia in October 2015 and have really enjoyed the features for the price. I ended up ordering the center console arm rest, definitely helps make even more comfortable. Fun to drive! The size is just right for small garages too.
That does make sense, being a small car having as much space as you can to move around can make a bit difference. Also factoring in americans are a big bigger and it suddenly becomes a good idea.^ for me, it makes the interior feel smaller, so I'm glad. Actually didn't have one in either of my MINIs, my Mazda2, my Yaris, or now my iA.
I often use the armrest. Its annoying when its not there. Just add one of those swivel ones so it can go up or down. Crash prevention but no arm rest, cmon.Glad the forum helped you out with the installation.
I guess it depends on the person. Some would want the arm rest, some would want the space. In my case, I never used the arm rest in any of my cars so it didn't really matter to me either way.
not sure but I rather get the AU versionI bought the armrest for my new Frost iA and just had the dealer install it. It took 2 techs and 2.5 hours to install because "there were no instructions on how to install it." Service department said that they had to disassemble the center console up to the gear shift in order to install the supporting metal framework.
Now that it's in, I like the armrest, as I rely on it for ease of getting into the car. (When I bought a 2012 Kia Soul, I had that dealer install the center console as well.)
Three comments on the armrest:
1. When lowered into position, the underside of the armrest will not clear a standard 20 oz. bottle of soda in the rear cup holder.
2. Although all stitching details in this car (at least in the white, black, and blue exteriors) are blue thread on dark gray/black material, the armrest has black stitching. If this is custom manufactured for this vehicle, a little more attention to detail would have been appreciated.
3. There is an opening in the forward facing end of the armrest. It seems as thought here is a plastic catch or friction holder inside the slot, but no one at the dealership could tell me why the armrest was finished this way or if there is a piece missing which would have made the end of the armrest make sense as designed. Does anyone know what's up with this opening?
I bought my sapphire manual ia in October 2015 and have really enjoyed the features for the price. I ended up ordering the center console arm rest, definitely helps make even more comfortable. Fun to drive! The size is just right for small garages too.