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    1. #1
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      Flat tire/no spare/fix flat kit doesn't work.

      Pardon the rant.

      Late last night I get a call from my son that he has a flat tire. I go to help him out and there's no spare, but a little (piece of junk) fix-flat kit.

      I hook it up, turn it on, and in about five minutes the compressor motor starts screeching like a banshee. It's broken and the tire is no different.

      Now I have to remove the fix flat kit from the tire, which shoots gunk all over the place. Lovely!

      What on earth possessed Volvo to not put a spare tire in the car? Infuriating.

      Now I have no spare and no way to even fix the tire the next time I get a flat.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Paul22 View Post
      Pardon the rant.

      Late last night I get a call from my son that he has a flat tire. I go to help him out and there's no spare, but a little (piece of junk) fix-flat kit.

      I hook it up, turn it on, and in about five minutes the compressor motor starts screeching like a banshee. It's broken and the tire is no different.

      Now I have to remove the fix flat kit from the tire, which shoots gunk all over the place. Lovely!

      What on earth possessed Volvo to not put a spare tire in the car? Infuriating.

      Now I have no spare and no way to even fix the tire the next time I get a flat.
      Did you know from the start the car only had a repair kit and no full size or emergency spare?

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      Quote Originally Posted by GRUENDIG View Post
      Did you know from the start the car only had a repair kit and no full size or emergency spare?
      No, I didn't. I've never heard of such a thing either.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Paul22 View Post
      Pardon the rant.


      What on earth possessed Volvo to not put a spare tire in the car?

      :
      That`s easy......money

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