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Why only a space saver with the MKV GTI?

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With the MKIV Golf the 4WD models only had room for a space saver but all the 2WD drive models had space for a full size spare.

Why is there only room for a spacesaver in the MKV GTI but this is 2WD?

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Cos VW are tight fisted and can be bothered meeting customer expectations!

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lucky you got a space saver - my Lupo GTi came with foam and a compressor.....fat lot of good with a hole in the side wall of the tyre.

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Cos VW are tight fisted and can be bothered meeting customer expectations!

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Correct! (Angry smiley)

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Easy weight saver on a car too

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On the 172 Clio Cup you can understand this, they dumped aircon, thinned out glass, bench seat in rear, lighter carpet, etc,etc - but on the Golf it is just tight, a spare wheel of a couple of Kgs isnt goign to make much difference to something lugging around 4ton anyway.

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All mk2 & mk3 gti's I owned had spacesavers as standard.R32 came with foam & compressor. P.S. managed to pick up spacesaver from aaaaaaaaudi T Teeeeeeeeeee for £50 compete with infill from brakers.

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Sorry guys for sounding a bit dumb here but what's all this about a space-saver? My GTi is on order, got to wait a while, like many of you i'm sure..

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Well generally with a new acr you have 4 options with a Puncture:

1. Full size spare wheel

2. Space saver spare wheel - much smaller width than full size spare.

3. no spare wheel at all, but can of foam and compressor

4. RUn flat tyres and no spare anything.

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Is it right to have your space saver wheel smaller in diameter SK? I've noticed that my ss is 13" where my wheels are 15", seemed odd to me

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I have an A2 space saver which is I think a 15" wheel, but has a flat tyre which folds down and you have to inflate it before use. I can chuck it in the boot if you want to have a look at the next meet.

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No worries about the size have used it only once and always have the landy to run a wheel to a garage to save driving on it, was just wondering if you new whether it was correct or not to have a different sized ss

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I purchased the full size 18" spare alloy for £170 when I ordered my car back on the 04/11/04. I thought this was worth it as an 18" tyre by itself cost a bomb

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