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I was ordering a replacement part (cabin filter) and was asked for my submodel (EX LX or SC) on a 2008 Element.

How to I determine that? I checked my registration and that says SW - so I think that's not the type for which I am looking?

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There are lots of differences between the 3 model types, but off the top of my head (assuming you're all stock):

SC: 18" alloy wheels
EX: 16" alloy wheels
LX: 16" steel wheels (with hub caps)

The stereo system is different between the LX model and the SC/EX.

Regardless, I believe the cabin air filter is the same for all models, so it shouldn't matter.
 

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You answered your question with this 2008 4WD EX MT
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He probably just filled that out quickly when he registered. Trim won't matter, cabin filters are the same!

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Thanks for the links, Ramblerdan!

I was wondering some of that too. Like, how do I know that the car on the lot really has AWD and isn't just a salesman trying to make the car sound more impressive and lying through his teeth.

The only indication I have AWD on the outside is a sticker that any dummy could buy online and apply themselves. I'll have to go check my VIN when I get home to make sure.
 

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Thanks for the links, Ramblerdan!

I was wondering some of that too. Like, how do I know that the car on the lot really has AWD and isn't just a salesman trying to make the car sound more impressive and lying through his teeth.

The only indication I have AWD on the outside is a sticker that any dummy could buy online and apply themselves. I'll have to go check my VIN when I get home to make sure.
You could also look under your car for a drive shaft, rear diff, or CV axles going to the rear hubs.

Also, for 2008 and older 4WD cars, they all had moonroofs (regardless of trim).
 
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