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post #20 of (permalink) Old 13th March 2007
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This situation does seem incredible, but the reason why manufacturers do this is because of cost savings (their wheel demands on the production line drop by 20%), the cars are (marginally) lighter - lower emissions, plus there is a bigger boot (or one with a flatter floor). There is always the opportunity to upsell an extra wheel & tyre to those who don't feel that the benefits outweigh the risk of being stranded.

What I can't understand is why Renault don't fit runflat tyres when there is no spare? The cars (by and large) have the tyre pressure sensors which are needed, and this would reduce the risk of being stuck at the roadside.

A strange situation indeed.


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