boltage wrote:SeanNelson wrote:I've now received the wheels (the same ones as those that came with the car) and had the original summer tires mounted on them. So I can now state that an inflated full sized stock tire on a stock wheel actually does fit into the lower cargo area with the "false floor" fitting normally above it. So there's no need to be without a "real" spare if you want one.
Of course, it would also help to have a jack and wrench as well if you carry a spare.
Absolutely, although I will note that I did manage to swap out a flat tire on my old VW Rabbit once despite not having a jack (it involved using a large rock and a tree branch... )
It turns out that the jack from a Chevy S10 / Blazer fits the round lift points under the Bolt, and I managed to find one for $5 at my local wrecking yard. The jack can lift the entire side of the vehicle when used on the front lift point (which is important because the rear lift point is recessed and difficult to access without impinging on the adjacent body structure). And for a little more money I bought a wrecking bar and 19mm socket for the lug nuts.
So I should be all set for the flat tire which, because I now am prepared for it, will probably not happen.