I think you answered your own question.Just got a 2011 For2 Cabriolet today. Now I'm finding out there's no spare tire. Should I be upset about it? Come to think of it, I don't think I've had the spare off any of my cars/trucks in years.
Once you have a couple flats. Then you can get upset. The first one we had, was in the middle of the night, during the winter. 2 in the morning. We air it up, using the silly pump that came with the car. We were able to get home....
From the sound of it, the "silly" pump got you home. I'd give the pump some more respect, it did what it was supposed to do. :cheers:
It did get us home. Not fun screwing with it, retrieving it, under the carpet, when it's 10 degrees outside. 2 in the morning. Reading the direction. I miss glove box lamps.
I love the spare tires in the Fit, and 500. Drop the flat tire off to the tire store to be fixed, then off to Panera, for Danish.
Our family, must be a magnet to flat tires in the last 2 years. 2 of them with the Fit, and and one with the 500. At least the Fit spare, is inside the car. The 500, is like a pickup truck,or mini van. Under the rear. Dirty little booger. We use to never, have flats.
The last flat, in the smart, would have left us stranded. Glad we had the spare. Puncture, in the side wall. No silly little compressor, would help us.
It going come down to it. No spare, for better gas milage, in the future
I have found no one that sells a regular steel wheel for the Smart. Closest dealer is about 200 miles away. Yes I pretty much new that before I bought it.You could get a steel wheel and tire, and a jack setup in the car like so many of us have done.