I agree with the non spare tire crowd. In this vehicle, to save weight, I vote for it. This car is unlikely to be out in East Nowhere, Pennsylvania for example. Today between cell phones and the probable communication device of the "Carwings" implementation, I am not worried. At my age I am past wrestling with pnuematically installed lug nuts! I just dial AAA. True, if I am in a Mad Max Scenario, not good, but I am unlikely to encounter that set of circumstances on my 35 mile (round trip) commute.
Steve in PA
Reserved 4/20/2010, Forgotten in Pennsylvania