I've already admitted it was a mistake.I honestly wonder how people look at and buy a car without checking obvious things.
Spare tire? Open the trunk and look to see if it’s there or not. I bought one from my dealer for $300. Most new cars come with fix-a-flat kits now because of the weight savings and CAFE requirements.
Interior size. Sit in the car. Have someone sit in the front seat, and you sit in the back seat. Pretty easy to test to see that yes, the TLX has a cramped back seat.
The TLX is a wide car, that’s part of what makes it visually appealing. If your wife can’t keep the car in her lane, that’s a personal driving issue. I’ve had no issue managing to keep my TLX between the lines. If she really struggles that much, in addition to having the Lane Keep on, make sure she turns on lane centering on the steering wheel.
I still really can’t fathom how people will spend $40, $45, $50k on a car and not do their due diligence prior to test driving the car.
For both of the vehicles my wife and I have, we drove multiple vehicles, some multiple times, to make sure we bought the right vehicles.
As to your specific points:
I have never before had to check whether a car has a spare tire because every car I had ever bought came with one.
However, I did in fact open the trunk and saw that there was no spare tire. When I brought this up to the salesman, he told me I didn't need one because the car had run-flat tires, which of course was a lie.
When I went back to the dealership after finding this out, he claimed he had never said that.
And in fact we did a LOT of research before even thinking of buying this car, all of which indicated that it would serve our needs well. Also, our previous Acura purchase experience, at the SAME dealer, was very pleasant, with no high-pressure tactics unlike this purchase. I had owned an Integra a long time ago and liked it, and our previous car was, as I said before, a 2008 TL-S, which we liked a lot.
But even with all that, had we not been in a pickle due to our other car mysteriously acting up that day, we wouldn't have bought it then.