Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 1985 300CD
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
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From a fifth tire to a spare tire ?!?
I was on the road the other day and noticed two new model SL's with the donut spare tire on. It struck me as odd to see two in a day (not the same... one front tire and one rear tire). But what happened to mercedes having a fifth tire as the spare and not a donut. I would expect that on a $25,000 Honda or Chevy (Not trying to single out those brands, just picking middle of the road brands) but I would expect to see (or not notice) the spare as another of the matching wheel tire combos (espeacially on a car that can range from 90- 180k).
Is this just another characteristic of Mercedes slide in reliability, engineering, etc...
If any of you would like to comment, I would be interested as to what you can contribute.
Black on Palomino
@ 158,000ish miles