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on the "other" 500 forum, a poster has complained that he had no spare wheel delivered with his new 500. All the 500s I have looked at certainly had a spare wheel, and the space saver spare is listed as standard fitment on all models on the Fiat website and in the brochure. Has anyone here not had a spare come with their new car?

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on the "other" 500 forum, a poster has complained that he had no spare wheel delivered with his new 500. All the 500s I have looked at certainly had a spare wheel, and the space saver spare is listed as standard fitment on all models on the Fiat website and in the brochure. Has anyone here not had a spare come with their new car?

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I think the 500 does come with a spare except when you have 16" wheels. The reason is that the spare 16" won't fit in the spare well. So they supply you with gunk & a pump (a bit like my civic).
Not ideal & enough to make me think twice about 16" wheels

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Hmmm.

This doesn't make much sense. The 1.4 Sport demo at Vospers has 16" wheels and it does have a spare. All the space saver spares are 14", but this is no problem as the rolling radius is almost the same for 14, 15 and 16 wheels (the tyre profile gets lower as the rim gets bigger).

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Mines got 16" wheels and a spare in the boot
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Mines got 16" wheels and a spare in the boot
standard fit or did you order the alloys as an option?
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standard fit or did you order the alloys as an option?
alloys are the optional spider design ones
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perhaps models with 16" as standard dont get a spare ,but those paying for an upgrade retain their standard fit spare?
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perhaps models with 16" as standard dont get a spare ,but those paying for an upgrade retain their standard fit spare?
I thought all 16" alloys were optional, the Lounge & Sport coming with 15" alloys as standard?

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dont ask me too many options for a non owner to keep up with
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I upgraded from standard 15'' alloys to 16'' O spoke alloys (420) and I most definitely have a spare!
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Re: Spare Wheel

Thought I should recycle this thread from March 2008 just to verify the following:

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All the space saver spares are 14", but this is no problem as the rolling radius is almost the same for 14, 15 and 16 wheels (the tyre profile gets lower as the rim gets bigger).
I'm upgrading at some point from 15" to 16" wheels, and wanted to know whether carrying round the space saver tyre I currently have would become pointless when I get round to replacing current wheels. Or as John Smith says it won't be a problem.
The owner handbook says "The small spare wheel (if provided for) is specific for your car." I don't fully understand the broken English here. Does that mean my particular specification of 500 (i.e. 15" sport alloys) or more generally - the 500 as a car itself.
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Thought I should recycle this thread from March 2008 just to verify the following:



I'm upgrading at some point from 15" to 16" wheels, and wanted to know whether carrying round the space saver tyre I currently have would become pointless when I get round to replacing current wheels. Or as John Smith says it won't be a problem.
The owner handbook says "The small spare wheel (if provided for) is specific for your car." I don't fully understand the broken English here. Does that mean my particular specification of 500 (i.e. 15" sport alloys) or more generally - the 500 as a car itself.
I should think it's not particular to rim size.
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Thanks Maxi.
So, if it is unfortunately needed, there is no problem using a 14" space saver spare in conjunction with 16" wheels?
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Thanks Maxi.
So, if it is unfortunately needed, there is no problem using a 14" space saver spare in conjunction with 16" wheels?
Yep. but just remember there is a speed and distance limit with the space saver.
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