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    Hi Guys,

    I purcahed a 58 Reg, 320d about 2 weeks ago from a dealer. Yesterday I was looking at tyres and found out that the tyres are not flat-run. These might have been replaced by the previous owner. There is no spare wheel as well. I remember the dealer told me that the spare wheel is not there because of the run-flat tyres.

    What do you guys suggest about this, should I take up this issue with dealer? what are the odds of the issue being resolved and what solution is possible?

    JP
     
     

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    "I remember the dealer told me that the spare wheel is not there because of the run-flat tyres."

    The above seems key. If it were me I would challenge the dealer on the basis he said there were run flat tyres on the car. I believe all E90 series cars once fitted with RFTs did not come with a spare (space saver) wheel like previous E46 generation.

    Check the Autotrader website for good advice on buying a used car from a dealer where there are problems.

    However, also consider that many here believe RFTs are bad for ride and handling and replace by choice. So, you may be better off with ordinary tyres. Consider Seeking advice on options such as buying a space saver spare, or alyternativrely ask dealer for one as there are no RFTs. But also check any breakdown policy to see how having neither RFTs or a spare might affect recovery if you have a puncture.
     
     

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    There is no issue with normal tyres (I have fitted them to my E61 as they give a better ride) but if the dealer stated the tyres are run flats, the car should be fitted with run flats otherwise they should provide a spacesaver as a reasonable alternative, 16" ones are commonly available but make sure they fit over your brakes, in the case of the E60 5 series the spacesaver needs to be a 17" rim
     
     

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