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    Just bought a 2013 SXL and the Spare Tire cost $200 as an option.

    Tire Mobility Kit came standard.

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    Bit of a thread bump, but I noticed my new 2013 SX does not have a spare tire, only a pump. Is this standard for 2013 SX's? It seems like it's been hit or miss in the previous years.

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    My 2012 had one and Selling mine 80 shipped

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    Heres a brief and random run-down on some of the new cars that are now sold (or soon will be) without a spare tire in the trunk.
    • Chevrolet Cruze (tire sealant and inflator kit standard, optional compact spare tire and spare wheel available on all but Cruze Eco)
    • Chevrolet Malibu (tire sealant and inflator kit standard, optional compact spare tire and spare wheel available on all models)
    • 2011 Hyundai Elantra (as reported in the Los Angeles Times)
    • 2012 Buick Regal GS (and upcoming e-Assist hybrid versions of Regal and LaCrosse); note the 2011 Buick CXL and CXL Turbo come with standard 16-inch and 17-inch compact spare tire, respectively
    • 2012 Kia Optima (some versions, according to the Los Angeles Times)
    • BMW (run-flat tires standard on nearly every model, according to Edmunds)
    http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1061881_spare-tires-soon-to-disappear-from-family-sedans-maybe-if-trend-continues
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    I just bought a 2013 SX.... it does not have a spare and the dealer told me before I bought the car. It has run flats and it also has a compressor. In my opinion, I do not mind it. I never used a spare except for once my first car a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM GT. In case I do have a catastrophic blow out, I have Triple A for the tow. Also I live in Chicago, and Illinois has the IDOT Minute Man where they can also tow your car out of harms way as well if you do need to put on a spare, they will stand behind the vehicle with their emergency lights. Stevens Law says all vehicles must switch lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with their lights on, if it is not safe to switch lanes, they MUST slow down.

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    Found this. Free shipping. Can't beat it. One time in my life I get a flat on a road trip and no spare.. In my old neon. Had to get towed. Wait for tire shop to open and leave next day. 3am mind you. I'm gonna have ability to change my tire and keep going. I don't like waiting for all this towing and tire shop.. When a spare tire can keep me going...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy-N8 View Post
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    Found this. Free shipping. Can't beat it. One time in my life I get a flat on a road trip and no spare.. In my old neon. Had to get towed. Wait for tire shop to open and leave next day. 3am mind you. I'm gonna have ability to change my tire and keep going. I don't like waiting for all this towing and tire shop.. When a spare tire can keep me going...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SX-T GDI View Post
    I just bought a 2013 SX.... it does not have a spare and the dealer told me before I bought the car. It has run flats and it also has a compressor. In my opinion, I do not mind it. I never used a spare except for once my first car a 2000 Pontiac Grand AM GT. In case I do have a catastrophic blow out, I have Triple A for the tow. Also I live in Chicago, and Illinois has the IDOT Minute Man where they can also tow your car out of harms way as well if you do need to put on a spare, they will stand behind the vehicle with their emergency lights. Stevens Law says all vehicles must switch lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with their lights on, if it is not safe to switch lanes, they MUST slow down.
    are you able to confirm if your tires are actually run flats ? no optima i know of comes with run flats
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    I told my sales guy that I wasn't buying the car without at least a temporary spare, not a can of Fix-A-Flat. He threw the kit in at no charge, but they did have to order it. It arrived about a week later. A blow out on a high far from home would be a total nightmare otherwise.

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