Re: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.
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Re: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.



Well I'm a young whipper snapper (30 years old) and I've needed a spare tire three times that I can remember.  I'm not going to be foolish and drive without one.  

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On Apr 24, 2012, at 3:04 PM, "soma576" <lienan82@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I don't think a single BMW has a spare tire anymore, and for sure the E9x series hasn't had them since they came out mid-2000's.
> 
> Just talked to my dad - probably 1,000,000 miles driven and used a spare tire 3 times in over four decades of driving.  Hasn't needed a spare in at least 25 years.
> 
> I would classify a flat tire requiring a tire change to be the same thing as if my fuel pump or ignition module went out.  Call a tow truck, get it fixed, move on with life but definitely don't fret over it or plan much for it.  I'm rarely wearing clothes while driving around that I would want to get filthy changing a tire anyway.
> 
> It's actually hilarious that someone is driving around in a DeLorean with a FULL size spare - in a car that has no cargo room to begin with, in order to prevent a problem that is in reality, very unlikely.    
> 
> Andy
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" <martin@...> wrote:
>> 
>> Tyres are better made today than 30 years ago and the lack of a spare is less of a hindrance as a result. It's all a game of probabilities. Smart cars have no spare by the way, nor do many performance cars because it represents extra weight. Tyre foam has also been invented in the past 30 years  meaning you can temporarily re-inflate a punctured tyre. 
>> 
>> You can preach to your heart's content but know that you're a) wrong and b) it's quite entertaining as a result
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>> 
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "content22207" <brobertson@...>
>> Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:28:59 
>> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.
>> 
>> Anyone who drives hundreds-thousands of miles from home without a usable spare tire is taking a completely avoidable risk -- period.
>> 
>> Bill Robertson
>> #5939
>> 
>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Don't change the subject now Bill..  Just admit your statement was incorrect, and we can move on.  
>>> 
>>> Come on now, this will be a big day for you.. Admitting your mistakes is a good first step.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --- On Tue, 4/24/12, content22207 <brobertson@> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> From: content22207 <brobertson@>
>>>> Subject: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of Bill's rants.
>>>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:20 PM
>>>> The nice people at DeLorean Motor
>>>> Company thought a spare tire was a good idea. I agree with
>>>> them more than I agree with you.
>>>> 
>>>> Bill Robertson
>>>> #5939
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
>>>> Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> "standard equipment on every single automobile ever
>>>> built since the Model T forward"
>>>>> 
>>>>> This is a FALSE statement.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Yet another example of you talking about things you
>>>> clearly know little to nothing about, yet presenting
>>>> yourself as an expert on it.   You clearly
>>>> are NOT an expert on "every single automobile ever built",
>>>> but think you are.
>>>>> 
>>>>> New cars are including spare tires less and less. 
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> --- On Tue, 4/24/12, content22207
>>>> <brobertson@> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> From: content22207 <brobertson@>
>>>>>> Subject: [DML] Re: AAA, Spare tires, and more of
>>>> Bill's rants.
>>>>>> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 2:11 PM
>>>>>> A spare tire wasn't standard
>>>>>> equipment on factory built DeLoreans? What went in
>>>> that
>>>>>> round space under the hood?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Bill Robertson
>>>>>> #5939
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
>>>>>> Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Yet another false "fact". 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> --- On Tue, 4/24/12, content22207
>>>>>> <brobertson@> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> usable spare tire -- a piece of
>>>> emergency survival
>>>>>> gear that
>>>>>>>> has been standard equipment on every
>>>> single
>>>>>> automobile ever
>>>>>>>> built since the Model T forward.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
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