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Got back to my car this afternoon only to find this in my tire.

Glad I don't have one of the Cruzen without a spare tire - aint no way an air pump and fix a flat would fix this thing. I can't believe they make cars without those.

Looks like another FR-710 for me...sigh.




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Wow...

I'm glad you had a spare as well! That would've really ruined one's day if they were stuck with something like that.
 

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I carry a tire plug kit too, and I've already used it once since I got the Cruze 8 months ago and 28,500 miles later. The diameter of that shank looks like it would be too big of a hole for a tire plug though...
Absolutely. Those kits are fine for nails, but I have no doubt this is gonna need a new tire.

The only other time I've EVER had a flat tire was when a piece of tin wrap fell off the back of a utility truck and shredded my front tire. Glad I had a spare then too!


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Been there! I was trying to park my car and and hit a fire hydrant. The hydrant ripped a hole in the sidewall and bent the rim! No way an inf later kit could have done any good. I had to buy a new wheel and Firestone myself! Thank goodness that I had $100 from GM for the troubles they put me thru with my floor mats when I first bought the car! The TPMS worked well and then the dealer tried to tell me I messed up my one TPMS sensors from driving on it and tried to sell me a new one when all it needed was air. If I had not had the spare would have had it towed to a someplace to get a tire and would have had the wheel bent back out. Good thing I had the spare! Kills me $100 option for something as sensible as a spare. But if you think about it when was the last time you used it. Remember when they were full size and not donuts?!? Sure glad I got one tho!!!
 

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Pat, at least it was the wheel and not your sheet metal!

Do you recall how much the tire ran from the dealer?

There's a Firestone right across the street, but too late to call them or the dealer tonight.


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As long as you guys are talking about this (I am kind of a newbie around here), I did see a Cruze on the lot, where on the window sticker it had a charge for a spare tire, the sticker said it replaced the plug kit and inflator (or something like that), which ones don't have a spare, the Eco's??? I think my 1LT has a spare. Getting car next week.
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The ECO MTs are the only ones that GM "won't" sell the spare tire for. It's a $100 option in the ECO ATs.
 

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Thanks guys, yes this one had about a $100 charge for the spare, was wondering if i had to buy a spare, like "WTH???", mines not an ECO so no worry. My brother bought an ECO MT so wonder if he knows this yet......
 

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When I was looking to buy an Eco at Kocourek Chevrolet in Wausau, was curious to see what was under that hatch in the trunk to learn if it could even carry a spare. Saw those two plastic tabs that had to be pulled out, I pulled the one out of the left, their salesman pulled the one out of the right, but broke it off.

I could lift my corner, his side was locked, so never did see what was under that cover. Do you even get a jack with the Eco? Anyway, that was a turn off for me with those cheap plastic tabs.

That coupled with an additional $1,500 GM Card expired the midnight before was even reason for me to walk out the door. In 2011, the 2LT only came with an automatic transmission. For a thousand extra, got four wheel disk brakes, leather interior, electrically heated seats, a better radio, power adjusted drivers seat, a spare tire, and a jack. But didn't add an extra thousand just for GPS with 180 bucks map up grades, two bucks worth of GPS chips, and a two buck touch screen.

Road construction is terrible, many detours, really no warnings that a road up ahead is closed, had to turn around and backtrack 14 miles. Uncovered stone carrying dump trucks flying around, don't give a **** if they see you coming just pull out in front of you, and you better slow down fast or get sprayed with rocks. But they have to repair all the road damage they did last winter pouring down all that road salt. I don't give a ****, just slow down and watch even an ant walking across the road, other drivers just don't seem to care. A young not so much of a lady gave me the finger. Well screw you too.
 

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The ECO MTs are the only ones that GM "won't" sell the spare tire for. It's a $100 option in the ECO ATs.

This isn't true...or at least not around here. My LT AT did not come with a spare, just the fix a flat kit. Did not know this when I bought the car. Called my dealer 2 days after buying, he put me through to the Service Dept...they REFUSED to let me have a spare...even when I told them that I wanted to pay cash and BUY IT...Still told me no, they don't even make a spare for my car.

So are you all saying that you can get a spare from your dealer?? Does anyone know about how much one runs??
 

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Yeah Eco model has no spare. I am a bit nervous about that myself, I might just find a donut and throw it in anyways just for the peace of mind as the kit that comes with the eco is good for a leak or nail but useless if you destroy the tire in a blow out.
 

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This is what the spare tire looks like in the 2LT. Look at the Cruze build your own site to learn what options are available. For the Eco with an automatic transmission, or the 2LT with either a manual or automatic transmission, it is a $100.00 option. In my case, was part of the leather package.

With the 2LT, the entire trunk mat has to be removed first to get at the spare, can't lift it high enough to get the tire out. If I ever need to use it, hope it is not raining.
 

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As long as you guys are talking about this (I am kind of a newbie around here), I did see a Cruze on the lot, where on the window sticker it had a charge for a spare tire, the sticker said it replaced the plug kit and inflator (or something like that), which ones don't have a spare, the Eco's??? I think my 1LT has a spare. Getting car next week.
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Yea the Eco doesn't come with the spare(to save weight for MPG) Not even an option. You get a big "hole in the trunk in the Eco where the spare is in the LS/LT. The peace of mind is worth the $100 and knowing you don't have to call a wrecker if you screw up like did and you get a flat that can not be repaired/inflated to drive to a repair shop. Even if you never use it!
 

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This isn't true...or at least not around here. My LT AT did not come with a spare, just the fix a flat kit. Did not know this when I bought the car. Called my dealer 2 days after buying, he put me through to the Service Dept...they REFUSED to let me have a spare...even when I told them that I wanted to pay cash and BUY IT...Still told me no, they don't even make a spare for my car.

So are you all saying that you can get a spare from your dealer?? Does anyone know about how much one runs??
If your dealer refuses to sell you one: Just go to a different dealer. Don't know how much they cost but there is one on Ebay for $180 Make sure whatever you buy has the correct bolt pattern.
 
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