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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #15 on: 13 January 2018, 20:03:44 »

Penalty of having different sizes front/rear I suppose.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #16 on: 14 January 2018, 10:25:29 »

Always thought this idea of a spacesaver or no spare at all was a ridiculous idea , even when I had the Omega I purchased a matching alloy.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #17 on: 14 January 2018, 10:57:02 »

Always thought this idea of a spacesaver or no spare at all was a ridiculous idea , even when I had the Omega I purchased a matching alloy.
Itís the EU again, innit? No spare wheel=better fuel economy. Itís a load of big, hairy bollix...but there you go.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #18 on: 14 January 2018, 11:04:26 »

Always thought this idea of a spacesaver or no spare at all was a ridiculous idea , even when I had the Omega I purchased a matching alloy.
Itís the EU again, innit? No spare wheel=better fuel economy. Itís a load of big, hairy bollix...but there you go.

.....but don't worry because a can of foam will easily fix a blowout. ::) ::) ::) ::) ;)
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #19 on: 14 January 2018, 11:10:29 »

Always thought this idea of a spacesaver or no spare at all was a ridiculous idea , even when I had the Omega I purchased a matching alloy.
Itís the EU again, innit? No spare wheel=better fuel economy. Itís a load of big, hairy bollix...but there you go.

.....but don't worry because a can of foam will easily fix a blowout. ::) ::) ::) ::) ;)
We all know it wonít fix anything other than a pinhole, and that a lot of tyre places will then refuse to repair the tyre.
Itís actually a very good example of how dysfunctional the EU is. Taking stuff like fuel economy to such a level as to make it ridiculous. The manufacturers were all in favour because it saved them the cost of a spare wheel and tyre, and it improved their mpg and CO2 figures............by about 100 yards and a millionth of a gram respectively.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #20 on: 14 January 2018, 11:12:45 »

Always thought this idea of a spacesaver or no spare at all was a ridiculous idea , even when I had the Omega I purchased a matching alloy.
Itís the EU again, innit? No spare wheel=better fuel economy. Itís a load of big, hairy bollix...but there you go.

.....but don't worry because a can of foam will easily fix a blowout. ::) ::) ::) ::) ;)
We all know it wonít fix anything other than a pinhole, and that a lot of tyre places will then refuse to repair the tyre.
Itís actually a very good example of how dysfunctional the EU is. Taking stuff like fuel economy to such a level as to make it ridiculous. The manufacturers were all in favour because it saved them the cost of a spare wheel and tyre, and it improved their mpg and CO2 figures............by about 100 yards and a millionth of a gram respectively.

Yes.

My Omega had a full size spare as standard. The mighty Signum has a space saver as does both of the Indian cars I've owned. Although they were an optional extra on the Tata.

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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #21 on: 14 January 2018, 11:18:36 »

Personally I don't think anyone should have to pay extra for a spare. >:(
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #22 on: 14 January 2018, 11:23:19 »

I went and bought a two tonne trolley jack yesterday (it lifts two tonne, it doesnít weigh two tonne for clarity  :)), so that lives in my car as well as my space saver and all my dogís paraphernalia. Surely the plonkers that be must realise that ordinary people donít really give a toss about such things.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #23 on: 14 January 2018, 11:27:47 »

I went and bought a two tonne trolley jack yesterday (it lifts two tonne, it doesnít weigh two tonne for clarity  :)), so that lives in my car as well as my space saver and all my dogís paraphernalia. Surely the plonkers that be must realise that ordinary people donít really give a toss about such things.

Imagine if the car in question is owned by an obese lard-arsed burger-munching American.

The extra weight of a spare wheel would be insignificant :)
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #24 on: 14 January 2018, 11:35:51 »

The only people I'd imagine who are happy about demise of the spare wheel I'd imagine are companies like the AA and RAC, who I believe now have dedicated tyre vans.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #25 on: 14 January 2018, 11:46:52 »

I went and bought a two tonne trolley jack yesterday (it lifts two tonne, it doesnít weigh two tonne for clarity  :)), so that lives in my car as well as my space saver and all my dogís paraphernalia. Surely the plonkers that be must realise that ordinary people donít really give a toss about such things.

Imagine if the car in question is owned by an obese lard-arsed burger-munching American.

The extra weight of a spare wheel would be insignificant :)
America isnít yet burdened by EU regulations.
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #26 on: 14 January 2018, 11:56:02 »

I went and bought a two tonne trolley jack yesterday (it lifts two tonne, it doesnít weigh two tonne for clarity  :)), so that lives in my car as well as my space saver and all my dogís paraphernalia. Surely the plonkers that be must realise that ordinary people donít really give a toss about such things.

Imagine if the car in question is owned by an obese lard-arsed burger-munching American.

The extra weight of a spare wheel would be insignificant :)
America isnít yet burdened by EU regulations.

......in that case think of the extra weight TB would add to his Jaaaaaaaaaag. :)
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #27 on: 14 January 2018, 12:06:48 »

I went and bought a two tonne trolley jack yesterday (it lifts two tonne, it doesnít weigh two tonne for clarity  :)), so that lives in my car as well as my space saver and all my dogís paraphernalia. Surely the plonkers that be must realise that ordinary people donít really give a toss about such things.

Imagine if the car in question is owned by an obese lard-arsed burger-munching American.

The extra weight of a spare wheel would be insignificant :)
America isnít yet burdened by EU regulations.

......in that case think of the extra weight TB would add to his Jaaaaaaaaaag. :)
I hooked you right into that  ;D
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #28 on: 14 January 2018, 20:01:20 »

Learn something new every day :y

Its a stupid, wanky idea though.

No, not a bad idea really.  Not only for space saving reasons, but I'm sure people get the full sized tyre fixed quicker to avoid going round on the space saver for too long.  ;)

Before the days of space savers, I wonder how many people had a punctured tyre in the boot that they hadn't got round to fixing.  ::)

If you've a boot full of luggage before the puncture,where does the beastly flat full size wheel live after the spare is fitted >:( ::)
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Re: Mokka spare wheel well too small diameter to accommodate spare wheel
« Reply #29 on: 14 January 2018, 20:08:06 »

Learn something new every day :y

Its a stupid, wanky idea though.

No, not a bad idea really.  Not only for space saving reasons, but I'm sure people get the full sized tyre fixed quicker to avoid going round on the space saver for too long.  ;)

Before the days of space savers, I wonder how many people had a punctured tyre in the boot that they hadn't got round to fixing.  ::)

If you've a boot full of luggage before the puncture,where does the beastly flat full size wheel live after the spare is fitted >:( ::)
Thatís when the Mrs finds out how much you really love her.  ;D
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