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andyman

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looking at the boot, is the boot lid actually smaller than the previous vz, vy, vx etc? if it is will that affect boot space?
 

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The boot space is actually 30 L bigger then the VZ :thumbsup:
 

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i spose it must be deeper and slightly longer. i hope there is still a full size spare
 

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i think i read on the spec sheets that full size spare is optional not 100% sure though
 

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1991_Vn2nV said:
Yeah the full size spare is an extra $100 for the Omega, $250 for other models.
well bugger them, with the ve being big on safety i cant believe that they would skimp on something like that
 

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is a tyre that is speed limited to about 50km/h with a limit of 50km or something is really worth slight amount of weight. i wouldnt say it was because of fuel economy or weight but only to make the boot size greater
 
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The space savers are rated at a top speed of 80km/h for 250km I think, dont quote me (unless its right ;))

I dont think it saves room either cos there is the option for a full size tyre, thus the boot must be able to house both without compromising on space. I think the boot must have increased in size by both the new design hinges and new design of the car. Also apparently I heard somewhere (sorry no I cant remember the reference) that the actual boot entrance had increased.
 

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Boot space is up simply because they FINALLY replaced those stupid goose neck hinges that meant the sides couldn't be stacked to the top.

Full size tyre doesn't affect boot space.

Most space savers are rated to 80kph but not sure on distance. Personally I think for around town they are a great idea as you could easily get a tyre repaired or replaced in 1 - 2 days. And with stop start driving around town, saving on wieght anywhere for fuel efficiency benefits is worth it.

I'm still going to option the full size though and leave it in the garage for when I go out of town. :D I personally think it's a VERY practacle idea. If you can afford $40k + for a new car, you can afford to option up the full size spare...
 

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The VE has the fuel tank relocated in front of the rear axle. This should increase boot space.
 
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It'll be good to see it actually come out then we can look for ourselves.
 
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Scotty_Doesn't_Know said:
Most space savers are rated to 80kph but not sure on distance. Personally I think for around town they are a great idea as you could easily get a tyre repaired or replaced in 1 - 2 days. And with stop start driving around town, saving on wieght anywhere for fuel efficiency benefits is worth it.
I agree - I think space savers are a great idea. For 99% of the population who live in city/suburban areas there is basically no point carting around and paying for (in new car price) a full size alloy wheel. I mean, how often do you get a flat tyre. And when you do, the performance of these wheels is better than you would think, especially when the VE has ESP standard for any traction shortcomings.

If you live out in a remote area where you are likely to do a lot of higher speed driving on rough roads, option up to full. Otherwise, mini-spare all the way IMHO.
 

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i agree yes they would be good around cities but space savers that i have seen are narrower than wheelbarrow wheels, it just dosnt seem right:bang:
 

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andyman said:
i agree yes they would be good around cities but space savers that i have seen are narrower than wheelbarrow wheels, it just dosnt seem right:bang:
I dont see the problem. All this does is give the buyer choice. If you want the bigger sized wheel or you go country driving alot, then you just pay he extra $100 or $250 depending on the model for the bigger wheel.

If they made it standard then EVERYONE would be paying an extra $100 to $250 depending on the model. This way people can have it if they want it, or stick with the space saver.
 
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andyman said:
i agree yes they would be good around cities but space savers that i have seen are narrower than wheelbarrow wheels, it just dosnt seem right:bang:
You mean narrower than VN commodore tyres :p
And VNs had them in all corners and the boot, and no ESP :D

Their performance is better than they look in my experience, and you only have to look at them temporarily.
 

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Binary said:
Their performance is better than they look in my experience, and you only have to look at them temporarily.
yea i know, ending my rant
 
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