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    Spare Tire?

    Purchased a 2012 EX Turbo on Tuesday, and was told the 2012 model did not have a spare tire. The salesman was going to then show me the air compressor/kit in the spare compartment, and to our surprise, there was a full size spare. Was he wrong, or was I lucky?

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    um, pretty sure he was wrong...why wouldnt there be a spare?

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    Does the 2012 SXs come with a spare tire?

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    The salesman told me that all turbos (EX and SX) come with spare tires, the others come with tire inflation kits.

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    My Hybrid comes with an emergency tire puncture repair kit, extremely easy to use and a lot easier then removing/installing the spare tire.

    Also you can buy the OEM spare tire kit:

    2011 2012 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID SPARE TIRE KIT 16" INCH SPARE WITH JACK TOOL NEW OEM | eBay

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    I didnt get a spare, just the kit. I guess the EX non turbo doesnt come with spare...
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    I have a spare tire in the trunk that is. LOL!!!

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    Tire puncture

    Thanks for the thread guys. Walked out to go to the dentist and was greeted by a nail in my tire (EX NON-Turbo).

    Hope the kit works, and that it does not damage the tire like some tire-inflation compounds.

    It's a totally repairable tread puncture, so before I go using the kit I am going to call the dealer to see if Kia service will come out and plug it or exactly what the procedure involves. I was always taught to "Never make it worse".
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