Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

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HappyDriver
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Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by HappyDriver » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:51 pm

Hi all. First post. Almost convinced to buy a T Cross but issue of no spare. Sales person at dealership went to ask the service dept and they said you can’t put a spare of any size in boot as “it would stand up above boot floor and be illegal as you wouldn’t be able to secure it so you’d void your insurance!” Sales manager then came along and said you can fit a spare in no problem. Who’s right? This is almost a deal breaker with me purchasing or not.

Ffiscool
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Ffiscool » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:38 pm

I would say if it’s in enough to not move about when driving then it’s legal. You’d prob get actual info if you go on RAC or DVLA sites

Or get the space saver?
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IWRA
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by IWRA » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:13 pm

Rubbish. A full size or space saver will fit in the well in the boot. I can't see them moving even if they are not bolted down. VW used to have a space saver as an optional extra, I don't know whether that's still the case, so they obviously had no issue.
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Ffiscool
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Ffiscool » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm

they do still use space savers as an extra
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Tricky2
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Tricky2 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:11 pm

I bought a standard space saver from amazon, fitted in the well no problem and the hold down for the inflator kit is the same one for the spare wheel. Unscrew, remove inflator kit, drop in wheel, screw back into lock down.
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Topcat
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Topcat » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:02 pm

I have bought a spare wheel from A V W dealer with all the necessary bits that come with it see my earlier post with all the part numbers it really straight forward and fits in the well in the boot.
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glint.bladesong
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by glint.bladesong » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:36 am

This must be a Europe/UK thing yes?

My Australian T-Cross came with a "space saver" spare in the boot under the floor. I quote the word space saver as it is a full size tyre, R16, as opposed to the R17 wheels that my vehicle came with. The dealer nearly hurt himself trying to explain the use of the words "space saver" for a full sized tyre.
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Eelis
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by Eelis » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:06 am

I have normal, not space saver, 16inch spare in boot under the lid at lowest position so they are lying or didn't care to find out, bad service.

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HappyDriver
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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by HappyDriver » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 am

Thank you all. Very helpful. The boot certainly looked big enough to take at least a space saver. Reassured!

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Re: Spare wheel. Conflicting advice from dealer.

Post by MPRTroc » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:24 am

My dealer even thoroughly recommended to get the optional spare as piece of mind...
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