Space-saver spare wheel
I've thought for many months about the merits (or not) of having a spare wheel for my R50. Yes, I've got run-flats but what happens if I had a side-wall blow-out? It was when I stopped to take in a view in the middle of Exmoor a few weeks ago that decided the issue! I checked my mobile 'phone for messages, discovering that there was absolutely no signal (nor any sign of a red telephone box) and I thought that if this had been a drama then I'd be really stuck!
I know that there are several posts on these forums dedicated to this very issue, but I just wanted to reassure anyone contemplating doing this that it is simplicity itself, even for a seventy-year-old like me!
I purchased all the bits from Westerly BMW in Bridgwater (incidentally, they are brilliant and most helpful) at a cost of £202.50 for everything and it took me a total of about 20 minutes to fit (without jacking up the car) using just a Philips screwdriver and a small socket set. Peace of mind - at last!