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Spare wheel Fabia 2

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[SIZE=4][B]We collected our new Fabia 2 combi 19tdi last week. Lovely car, handles better than old one, but was horrified to find no spare wheel, just some gunk and a compressor. Might be old-fashioned, but I would prefer to have a spare in the boot (the cavity is there) and have had a look for a plain steel one. Do the wheels from the old-shaped Fabia fit the new one? It would also be interesting to hear of people's experiences using the gunk and compressor. Cheers.[/B][/SIZE]

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My Fabia was built in March and came with tyre - probably one of the last ones.

Remember you also need a jack and wheelbrace - I think they were deleted too.

Spare tyre is a £50 option on new orders now - see if the dealer can get you that as it may include the jack and brace.

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I have a 2009 Skoda Fabia 1 and it didn't come with a spare wheel either, just the gunk and compressor. Unfortunately had a puncture at the weekend, and the gunk didn't work, I suspect because the hole was too big (about 1 cm wide). Had to call out the RAC who managed to fix it at the roadside, otherwise it would have needed to be towed home. I'm definitely getting a proper spare wheel now, I can't risk being stuck and needing to be towed home if it can't be fixed at the roadside. I would recommend anyone buying a new car should take the option to purchase a spare wheel at the same time.

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If you didn't get the spare, wheelbrace and jack from new at a cost of £55(ish) you'll have to buy it for £120(ish).
There is a space in the boot well insert to keep the gunk in there too with the spare etc...

I had to buy the £120 version as my Greenline couldn't be ordered with a spare for CO2 reasons.

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For information:
The New Fabia vRS DOES come with a Spare wheel and tools
ALL other Fabias DO NOT..Its an option....Greenline might have it as standard...Not sure

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[quote name='ChrisRs' timestamp='1297946947' post='2285045']
For information:
The New Fabia vRS DOES come with a Spare wheel and tools
ALL other Fabias DO NOT..Its an option....Greenline might have it as standard...Not sure
[/quote]

On Greenline it's not an option at all. Well it wasn't when I got mine.
It increases the weight and that effects CO2 apparently...

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My Greenline 1 came with jack and wheel brace (March 2010). No spare, just the tin of gunk and a compressor. This was standard.

I bought a steel rim and put on a tyre as a proper spare. I then went to the scrappy and bought the internal plastic box the Mk1's have as standard. All the tools fit in nicely and I now have a proper spare bolted down.....as it should be.

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When I ordered last November spare wheel & I assume jack, wheelbrace and insert to hold them was £38.30 total as part of VAT deal since factory option.
Now £54.17 (+ VAT unless on VAT paid deal).

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Did you know that (Skoda owners) VW are trumpeting a spare wheel as a real 'PLUS POINT' in promoting new Passat.

I wouldn't buy a car without a spare - if you have to buy a tyre in an emergency
1. You probably get a mis-match with the rest of the tyres.
2. It could take an age.
3. It will be really expensive!

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If a spare tyre and steel wheel costs £50 and it comes with a premium brand tyre then that's a really good price. A Continental contact premium 2 in 195-55-15 costs around £80.

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thats true when you buy one tyre, but when you are buying thousands, the price is completely different

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Very true that they won't be paying the same. I'd doubt they are even buying it as most people would understand it.
I'd imagine it'll be a supply contract of X number of tyres per month for x years more likely or some variation of a supply contract.

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