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Even if it's true that including a spare at the factory is too expensive, they at least ought to offer a spare wheel and tyre to those that want one.

Vauxhall actually do supply a space saver wheel, but you just can't get a tyre to fit it.
 

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Car manufacturers don't make massive profits no matter which country they are produced in, the distributor and the dealers make the larger profits, manufacturers have to reduce costs every year to remain viable, having visited car plants in Uk,Japan,France,Turkey,Czech Republic and Poland these all have to pay 'good' money to attract the right personnel. Machinery set up in factories is usually installed by the specialist in that field and these aren't Korean...
 

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I did enquire about a spare for the antara at the dealers and they said that the maximum size of a space saver does not comply with the regulations when concerning the antara, the only way to comply is to buy a proper alloy at the correct size.
 

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Try Mytyres.co.uk I bought a steel wheel 16" dia with a profile to suit whatever size your other wheels are £125 delivered. Smaller width than 235mm but fits in spare wheel well fine, got to be better than no spare.
 

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Pondpaul said:
I did enquire about a spare for the antara at the dealers and they said that the maximum size of a space saver does not comply with the regulations when concerning the antara, the only way to comply is to buy a proper alloy at the correct size.
Here is a link to the wheel I bought from my VX dealer.

http://www.vauxhallsuperstore.co.uk/product/Antara_16"_Steel_Wheel,_6.5J_X_16_VX-96838162

It is the VX recommended wheel size for winter tyres for the Antara and it will not adversely affect the car.

If you add a 215/70 R 16 tyre it will be fine and it fits easily in wheel well.

This is what it looks like. It's not an alloy, but it's good enough for a spare.



Edited by: Inchindown
 

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Rob,
Ive had my Antara six weeks now.First thing i did was to get the stalk to give me cruise control.That was £57 and five minutes to fit.When i PX my insignia i kept the space saver wheel and the round squashy thing with the jack,wrench,towing eyes etc in.On advice from an antara owner down the road,i cut out the storage under the boot floor to the exact size of the space saver so the top of the wheel supports the floor.The Accessories fit underneath perfectly.All the stuff i had inside the storage space still fitted in and around the wheel with space to spare for more.Other minor things i would like to change but probably wont is the Light switch to give it auto light function(but is there a sensor already there?).Seems odd my 2011 Insignia had that but a 2014 Antara doesnt.Also the Insignia used to lock at 20mph and unlock when the engine was turned off.Once again the Antara doesnt do this.But im very happy with it.40 mpg on a mixed us inc caravan towing and a dedicated trip from Merseyside to Stansted Airport resulted in 44 mpg at 70 mph.
 

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I had a demonstrator vehicle 2 weeks ago. An Audi A4 3.0 (278) tiptronic quarto Black edistion.

So my answer would be to transplant the engine and drive train including the infotainment screens.
That car was the fastest car that I have ever driven.

That would be the best Antara I could have, or have I just described an Audi Q3.
 
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