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I'm not sure which to go with.
Listed in order of price, highest to lowest:

https://www.amazon.com/CF10612-Fresh-Breeze-Filter-Hammer/dp/B00EAOISQ0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1526857136&sr=8-2&keywords=CF10612
which amazon says fits the car

or

https://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-CUK-2132-Filter-Activated/dp/B001KSCDJC/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1402498210&sr=1-1&keywords=cuk+2132
which amazon says fits

or

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010E1LYY
which amazon says doesn't fit the car


The FRAM CF10132 is the cheapest so I'm hoping it can work even though it states its not correct.
 

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The Fram CF 10132 is the one many members have been using for years. I just bought one at my local Wal Mart today for $16.94 plus tax and no waiting or shipping costs.
 

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Thank you so much for your help in replying.

And that's keep the black spongy sides to the left and right, correct? Not up and down.
 

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Thank you so much for your help in replying.

And that's keep the black spongy sides to the left and right, correct? Not up and down.
I was just watching the you tube video again showing the filter install. The guy installed the filter with the black foam on the top and bottom edges. You could still see the part numbers and arrow flow on the edge closer to the fuel pedal.
 

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I was just watching the you tube video again showing the filter install. The guy installed the filter with the black foam on the top and bottom edges. You could still see the part numbers and arrow flow on the edge closer to the fuel pedal.
Could you link that video so I can check the positioning.
I'm really uncertain now because I found this positioning info:
If you use the Fram CF10132, note that the foam is for the left and right sides. Do not position foam on top and bottom.
at thread: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f369/cabin-air-filter-don-t-pay-high-prices-19176/index8.html

The post above it mentions the pleats should be horizontal. I saw one other post saying the same thing about the pleats being horizontal but it didn't mention the foam position.
It's a 50/50 on info right now, but maybe when I see the filter when it arrives and see the direction of the pleats on it that it will correspond to the foam position in a sensible manner.

Edit: I think I found the link:
So his pleats are vertical with foam on top and bottom. That looks like it might be the wrong way. He may have had his previous one in wrong. Dunno.
 

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Could you link that video so I can check the positioning.
I'm really uncertain now because I found this positioning info:

at thread: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f369/cabin-air-filter-don-t-pay-high-prices-19176/index8.html

The post above it mentions the pleats should be horizontal. I saw one other post saying the same thing about the pleats being horizontal but it didn't mention the foam position.
It's a 50/50 on info right now, but maybe when I see the filter when it arrives and see the direction of the pleats on it that it will correspond to the foam position in a sensible manner.

Edit: I think I found the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOK9aCnBYdk
So his pleats are vertical with foam on top and bottom. That looks like it might be the wrong way. He may have had his previous one in wrong. Dunno.
That is the video I was talking about. I just walked out to the garage and looked at my Fram filter in the box. If the pleats are to be installed horizontal, that will definitely put the black foam on each end of the filter. The guy in the video may be installing it wrong. Maybe someone who has been using the Fram CF10132 in the past can comment.

I plan to change my oil and filter tomorrow and it would be nice to hear from someone experienced with the Fram before I install it after the oil change.
 

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I'm hoping to read some more confirmations as well. Mine is sitting in the box at the ready to install as soon as I'm sure to make the swap.

EDIT: I took mine out to see what direction the one installed is. The pleats are vertical. So I put my new one in with the pleats vertical with the sponge on top and bottom for now until I find out different.
 

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Just curious. Is the cabin filter, for a ICE, and EV the same. I was buying a Wix brand, for my smart car. At a Auto supply store. The OEM, and Wix brand. Was printed on it, made in Israel.
 

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That's funny. The video shows vertical pleats but the pdf download of the instructions shows a picture with the pleats horizontal. LMAO
 

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That's funny. The video shows vertical pleats but the pdf download of the instructions shows a picture with the pleats horizontal. LMAO


Oops! I did not catch that! I am all mixed up because I work on different makes and models. Does the OE filter in this application have an UP arrow to help with orientation? (Or was that another vehicle? Darn old age)!!!
 

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The filter dimensions are square and it does not matter whether the pleats are horizontal or vertical. It works the same either way.
 
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