XV Spare Wheel?

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In Canada and Australia, they get a spare wheel as standard and here in the UK, we can not even purchase it as a add-on! 😞

I been looking at getting a spare tyre and used this web site as a guide '' and then looked on ebay and a lot of the tryes are from 2004 for about £40 (rubber to old) and decent ones are about £100.

Looking to go to Scotland in February and worried that I might get a nail through the side wall and having to wait for hours for (Subaru) RAC to turn up!

Anyone got any recommendations? (Was thinking of buying a steel wheel and tyre separately but unsure on dimensions.)


Lad at work got a wood punch nail through his tyre & alloy - took RAC just over 2 hours to come out and drove him to a garage with the RAC spare tyre on.  Would rather spend max 30 minutes putting space saver wheel on and then driving to local garage myself.

Also just bought Tyre Puncture Repair Kit ( to use rather the Gel stuff and they are not guaranteed.


Another post about this is here:


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I'd love to have a a real spare tyre.  The problem is the size just eats the already smallish boot......

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I have a 'real' spare tyre although its still a "temporary" wheel, it is a full road wheel and proper tyre.

It's a Bridgestone185/65 R 17  90M

Or am I missing the point here ?

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