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Getoco said:
Has anyone got a view about whether it is worth adding the spare tyre,or rely upon the tyre repair?
It has been many years that I had a spare tyre in the car and have not really missed it since.
Considering that a spare wheel cost extra money, takes up precious boot space and adds weight to the car the negatives easily out way the potential benefit. Planning to drive this car for 5 years so approx 1,800 days - if I am unlucky I need a spare tyre for 1 day meaning 1,799 days I carry it for nothing. For me it is a company car including road service support - so if I have a flat it would cost me 2-3 hours instead of maybe 30 minutes changing the tyre although also not liking the idea of having to do that myself (I can just prefer not to(

I guess it depends where you live and drive - if there are a lot of unpaved roads and far away from civilized world the benefit if you have a flat tyre might out way the negatives.
 

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I'm one of those who always feels more comfortable with a spare. But it's so clumsily implemented in the I-Pace that I am having second thoughts - do I really want the spare lying flat on the boot floor and taking up a significant chunk of space.

OTOH it's not too costly as an option (£150 was it?) that I'm toying with the idea of buying it and then taking it out if I'm likely to need the space on a specific trip - hopefully it might be fairly easy to add/remove. That said, you're more likely to want it installed for a longer trip which is precisely when you might need more space too!
 
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As someone said above ... if you've needed a spare tyre in the past 5 years then chances are you live somewhere where flat tyres are common.

Personally living in the U.K. in Greater London with 99.9% on my journeys on roads I've not had a flat for 13+ years!
 

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The last 30 years I had 3 flat tyres, but always outside office hours.
My current car don't have a spare tyre, flat on a parkingspace Friday nicht at 22.30 h.
I will never buy a car withouty a spare weel.
The dealer told me it would take about 4 cm away of the height in the booth.
 

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I live in central England and have always carried a spare tyre. I went for over 10 years without a puncture then last year I had two nails in tyres on two different cars travelling on entirely different roads within 2 days - the second when I was collecting the first repair from the tyre shop! It's a lottery!
In the 'old days' when I drove S-Types I would have called out the excellent "Jaguar Assist" and they would have solved the problem for me but I have not needed to call them out since I had my 2nd XF 4 years ago so I don't know what the arrangements are like now. I get the impression that the latest Jaguars are so much more reliable that they no longer have a fleet of breakdown drivers constantly on patrol.
I think I will buy a full-size spare wheel on eBay and keep it at home and when I do long trips I will rely on the Jaguar Breakdown service.
 

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My wife and I between us have a puncture a year on average. Last year I had three - one in France with a 400-mile drive home, the space saver meant we could get home but 50mph for eight hours driving was duuuuuullll. A full size spare now sits in the Land Rover's boot. Two punctures in the i3 meant two completely wasted mornings. Having a spare is essential for me

I have been told that if you have steel springs the spare sits under a raised boot floor, but with air it can only sit on the boot floor
 
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oop north said:
I have been told that if you have steel springs the spare sits under a raised boot floor, but with air it can only sit on the boot floor
I'd get that checked 100% as it doesn't sound right.
 

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Tophe74 said:
If it's just a hole u have a repair kit so u can continue your trip. Only problem is tire explosion wich is even rarer.
+1 for the puncture repair kit. I carry one around under the seat of my motorcycle (and a compressor too) as an insurance policy, because I obviously can't carry a spare on a bike.

The kits are superb these days - compact and effective for the typical screw/nail puncture up to around 5mm. You'll need a jack to rotate the tyre so you can get to the puncture, but then it's a 10 minute job to be on your way again. And such kits will easily fit in the net in the froot - only around the size of a pencil case.
 

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oop north said:
I have been told that if you have steel springs the spare sits under a raised boot floor, but with air it can only sit on the boot floor
I'd get that checked 100% as it doesn't sound right.
I checked it today with the product specialist at the Oulton Park jaguar performance event and he confirmed it is correct
 

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oop north said:
Gdank said:
oop north said:
I have been told that if you have steel springs the spare sits under a raised boot floor, but with air it can only sit on the boot floor
I'd get that checked 100% as it doesn't sound right.
I checked it today with the product specialist at the Oulton Park jaguar performance event and he confirmed it is correct
The test drive I had a few weeks ago was on steel springs, did the one(s) you drove yesterday have air suspension?
 

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Today's cars all had air suspension. Ride v good but I will get steel springs to save a few ££ and have spare under boot floor
 

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OK thanks for the info!
 

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Does anyone have any pictures of just how high that boot floor is raised with steel springs and a spare (that's the combo I have on order)?
 
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