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Old 10-06-2022, 08:54 PM   #1
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Today I bought a 2007 Sky 2.4l with manual trans with only 25k miles on it. I paid 12,800 for it. The dealer had it listed for $17,401. It's very clean too. I haven't driven stick in over 22 years and I really miss it.
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Old 10-07-2022, 10:43 AM   #2
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I just noticed no spare tire... I do see the air compressor too. Need to keep a tire repair kit in the trunk I guess. Interesting.
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Old 10-15-2022, 06:50 AM   #3
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I just noticed no spare tire... I do see the air compressor too. Need to keep a tire repair kit in the trunk I guess. Interesting.
heh, interesting is one way to put it.... i'm not fond of the "engineering" approach of omitting the spare to save weight. seems fine until you're stuck somewhere with a flat... earlier this year i ran over a piece of wood with a nail in it in janus (2000 sc2) and was wondering for honestly an embarassingly long period of driving what that clicking noise with each revolution was. i was starting to suspect the brake rotor/pad on that wheel, and yes i'll admit i had not done a thorough inspection of the tire, whereupon i surely would have discovered the nail... when it lost pressure on the way to the grocery store.

i was all confident and ready to throw on the spare, lifted up the trunk floor, and was presented with an absolutely shredded spare i'd totally forgotten about. there had been a previous issue that ended up blowing out the spare years prior and i'd totally forgotten about it, only to be reminded harshly when i really needed it. forgetfulness and lack of preparedness is one thing, not even having a spot for a spare in the first place is quite another. so yes, i would most certainly keep a tire plug kit in the trunk.

i don't have much interest in these kappa cars (they have metal body panels, not much of a saturn if you ask me) but i thought it was worth commenting on this particular post. the modern extinction of the spare tire is just ridiculous, and nothing drives that point home like thinking you have one and then lifting the trunk floor to find it more destroyed than your punctured tire. it's just good to know there's a way to keep driving back there if you need it after running over something sharp.

as a final note, after that experience i like to keep a tire plug kit and a good spare in each car i drive.
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I just noticed no spare tire... I do see the air compressor too. Need to keep a tire repair kit in the trunk I guess. Interesting.
If you haven't done it, break out that electric tire inflator and use it to pressurized tires to be sure it actually works otherwise finding yourself with a flat and a dead compressor might be a costly tow unless tow operators fix flats with plugs and have compressors.

If you buy a tire plug tool kit, be sure to buy the plain black ones, not the shiny chromy ones. Cheap shiny ones break. Sturdy black ones for a little more money will last forever and will pay for itself the first time you plug a hole in a tire. Two tools; a round reamer to clean and make holes ready for a plug (the sticky rubber coated rope) and the large needle holding the plug to insert into the tire. Both T handled. A sharp knife or box cutter with a sharp blade to trim off excess plug above the tread. Follow up with the compressor.
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It's definitely a fun car to drive. Handles very well too. Driving at 100mph is smooth and feels safe too. It actually didn't even feel like i was going that fast.
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