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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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So my wife just bought a 2011 Chevy Malibu LTZ.

It has absolutely everything... except a spare tire. They give you a tire inflator and a can of goo instead.

What good is that supposed to do you in a blowout? I hope this trend doesn't spread. I'm off to look for a spare tire kit. (grumble) Does anyone else find this insane?

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sounds like a load of BS to me also
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So when budget cuts hit are they going to make a box of bandaids or a roll of duct tape become the standard for tire repair?
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Insane ? No ....they charge more for a car and build them cheaper...that is a sound business model.
I would like to know what is the next thing that used to be standard on all cars that they will be made smaller cheaper or just dropped all together.
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That has become a common thing with new cars. Less weight, CAFE Fuel mileage certifications etc. $100 "option" on my daughters Cruze for a spare. Told the dealer to either take it out or cut another hundred from the price. They left it in and cut the $
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