Honda Jazz no spare tyre

After much deliberation on wether or not to change our car the decision was made and a used Honda Jazz was chosen from our local honda dealer. The usual viewing test drive booked, money allocated ect,ect. I then find out these cars do not come with a spare wheel or jack just a can of puncture repair foam.What good is that half way up some motorway with a flat tyre? sadly no deal and no sale, we look for another car. Honda you penny pinchers get it together and sort this out.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Forumite
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    You'll find this quite common with a lot of manufacturers, so do your homework before you go looking at other models.
  • FosterdogFosterdog Forumite
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    You'll actually find that most manufacturer do offer the spare wheel, full size or space saver but it is an extra that not everyone chooses to pay for. When buying a second (or third or fourth) hand car you will have it at whatever spec the original owner chose to pay for. Some people would rather have a bit of money off and no spare wheel, others would prefer to pay a little extra and get the wheel.

    Hardly the manufacturer or the second hand dealers fault what the original owner chose, they were the "penny pinchers" not the seller.
  • hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    It suits some people. The extra boot space is a plus.
  • Keep_pedallingKeep_pedalling Forumite
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    Unless your tyre has suffered major damage (in which case fixing it maybe the least of your worries) then the can of foam will give you a temporary fix so it is of some use, although you should not attempt to fix a tyre on a motorway anyway it is extremely dangerous to do so.
  • pimentopimento Forumite
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    My Mazda MX5 doesn't have a spare wheel and that wasn't particularly cheap. I have a can of the foam stuff. Not had to use it so far.
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  • agrinnallagrinnall
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    pimento wrote: »
    My Mazda MX5 doesn't have a spare wheel and that wasn't particularly cheap. I have a can of the foam stuff. Not had to use it so far.

    Ditto with my Boxster, and that definitely wasn't at all cheap!

    My current Fiesta has a full size spare but only because it had been specified before I took delivery of the car. The last puncture I had, in a Panda, pretty much destroyed the tyre, luckily it had a spacesaver.
  • greenbeegreenbee Forumite
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    I've recently bought a spare wheel to replace my spacewaster. It doesn't fit the wheel well properly, so I need to adjust. But I realised when the pressure warning light came on an hour into a 4-hour trip that a spacesaver really wasn't ideal. Luckily I didn't need it that time, and I hope I won't need to use the spare, but given the inconvience that might be caused by a puncture in the middle of the night in the cold and rain, i've opted to buy an additional wheel.
  • dragonsoupdragonsoup Forumite
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    pimento wrote: »
    My Mazda MX5 doesn't have a spare wheel and that wasn't particularly cheap. I have a can of the foam stuff. Not had to use it so far.

    My MX-5 doesn't either - it wasn't even offered as an option.

    I actually got a puncture on Friday. I couldn't stop where it happened so limped on to a safe place where I could leave it without being fined or towed away. Tyre of course is trashed.

    MX-5s are really picky about their tyres so I needed a like for like replacement. Nowhere locally had one so it was a recovery job with the car off the road until the next day.

    All because Mazda is penny pinching on a £20K car. I won't be buying another one.
  • bod1467bod1467
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    http://tirerepairkit.com/whichkit.htm plus a compressor powered from the utility socket.

    Maybe I've been lucky, but any punctures I've had so far I've been able to fix myself. And such fixes have been permanent for the usable life of the tyre.
  • After much deliberation on wether or not to change our car the decision was made and a used Honda Jazz was chosen from our local honda dealer. The usual viewing test drive booked, money allocated ect,ect. I then find out these cars do not come with a spare wheel or jack just a can of puncture repair foam.What good is that half way up some motorway with a flat tyre? sadly no deal and no sale, we look for another car. Honda you penny pinchers get it together and sort this out.

    Oh dear - I feel you may be disappointed with other manufacturers as well then and they must all be 'penny pinchers'.

    Good luck finding one who includes it for nothing :T
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