Well, considering the fact that the C70 hardtop convertible doesn't even come with a spare <i>at all</i>, clearly they aren't too worried about it. And, with all of the roadside assistance nowadays, they're really not that necessary on-the-whole. The only reason I keep mine (which is now over the 6-year limit of lifespan...) is because my dad insists that I might breakdown in a crummy place and it'd be worth it to get out of the area.<p>With that said, be sure to put the small tire on an un-driven axle. (i.e. If you blow out a front tire on a FWD car, swap the rear for the front and put the bike tire on the rear. If you have an AWD, you're just boned <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">)
yes, it is on the rear axle. I just feel the weight difference between a full size spare and small doughnut is so negligible and that you would benefit greatly having a tire you can drive more than 50mph on
I miss the full sized spare my VW had.<p>I got a flat last week and had to put the donut on, when I had the full sized spare I had some time to get the tire fixed. This time however I had to go to a tire shop the next day and accept whatever they could give me to replace mine since I can't drive for any length of time on a donut.
If you pull out those foam blocks, it probably would. I imagine they made the well big enough but skimped on cost and weight by putting the mini-wheel in there.<p>Also, think about it: how likely are you to get non-radial tires? It's not like you could rotate the spare with your other 4. If you wanted a full-sized spare, you'd probably just want to get a steelie and some other generic tire to drive on for, still, a short period of time (but you could drive normally instead of under 50 MPH or whatever).