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  1. #1 Check Your Trunk: GM and Others Canning Spare Tires…to Meet Gov’t Fuel Economy Target 
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    Because the U.S. government is seeking more “aggressive fuel economy targets,” and because motorists are increasingly concerned about gas prices, some car manufactures, chief among them General Motors, think they’ve found the answer: replace spare tires with inflator kits.

    Wait, what?

    You read that right. Here’s the thinking: if manufacturers remove the spare tire and its tools, the car will be 25 pounds lighter and therefore more fuel-efficient.

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    The 2012 Fiat 500 has an inflator kit. The spare tire and tools are extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    The 2012 Fiat 500 has an inflator kit. The spare tire and tools are extra.
    That would be handy for you, next time your head goes flat you will have a way to air it up!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    That would be handy for you, next time your head goes flat you will have a way to air it up!
    I have an unusually large melon. It would take two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I have an unusually large melon. It would take two.
    I've wondered what keeps it from collapsing. Nature abhors a vacuum.
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    'Course if you buy a Chevy Volt, a fire extinguisher and hazmat suit might be appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    'Course if you buy a Chevy Volt, a fire extinguisher and hazmat suit might be appropriate.
    Ah, the Ford Pinto for the new millennium.
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