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Real Spare Tire?

If you buy the new 2015 Acura TLX, do you get a real spare tire in your trunk?

The reason I ask is I just saw the video touting the tire kit and pump.

Acura - Maintenance - Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit - YouTube

My parents' CTS did away with the spare tire to have more trunk room. Call me old-fashioned, but I want a real spare tire.
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I think that I saw that the spare tire is an option

Owners Manual is posted on Acurazine site
http://urvi.net/forumfiles/SB/BZ31515OM.PDF

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yea alot of companies are now offering it as option. I think you can still get the spare as option on the CTS however. Even the CLA is doing this...
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I think that I saw that the spare tire is an option

Owners Manual is posted on Acurazine site
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Thanks for the information and the Owner's Manual. I just finished speed reading through the Owner's manual. There sure is a lot of information to absorb.

Guess I need to buy the optional spare.
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I think this is one of the better things to happen since most rarely have to pull out that spare to change a flat.

These days I rather carry a tire patch kit and air compressor and have subscription to some road side assistance.
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I'll take the insurance please

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I think this is one of the better things to happen since most rarely have to pull out that spare to change a flat.

These days I rather carry a tire patch kit and air compressor and have subscription to some road side assistance.
Good points, but I like having the luxury of not relying on anyone but me. If I only drove in the city, I could see it. Often times I take long trips in the country. I like controlling my own destiny.
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For the last 14 years I've made yearly round trips from Colorado to California putting over 200k miles on my 99 Honda Accord and my spare tire has never been out of my trunk...(knock on wood).
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Good points, but I like having the luxury of not relying on anyone but me. If I only drove in the city, I could see it. Often times I take long trips in the country. I like controlling my own destiny.
That's true, it does help to have full control of the situation if a patch just isn't good enough.

Driving out on country roads i would consider having a spare, in the city i won't mind not going with one.
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I'll take my chances with fix-a-flat & AAA. I've had 1 flat tire over the past 10 years and it was easily patched (ran over a screw, watched the tech pull it out). Naturally, I just jinxed myself
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Tire option is $369

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I'll take my chances with fix-a-flat & AAA. I've had 1 flat tire over the past 10 years and it was easily patched (ran over a screw, watched the tech pull it out). Naturally, I just jinxed myself
I hope you'll be okay.


The tire option is $369 according to Acura.com.


All good points listed in this section, but I like the extra insurance.


If you carry an umbrella to lunch, it hardly rains.


Gotta spend my $500 accessory gift allowance on something.
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