Submitted by bottesini on Mon, 2013-05-13 08:35
I'm not currently an owner of a MS, but have been seriously considering it & hope to join you in the not-to-distant future.
I have a tire-related question that maybe some of you owners can help me out with. I've been driving a Porsche 911 for about 12 years & as one might expect from a 80K+ car it's been quite a ride. Extremely reliable & generally a pleasure to live with - EXCEPT for the $@%$&ing tires! I've got both summer and winter tires & while I can't complain about their performance I've got to say they are most fragile shoes any moving vehicle can be saddled with. I've had more flats in the past 12 years than all of the cars I've driven, combined during the previous 40 years.
My concern is that the MS doesn't even come with a small spare tire. I realize that most of you have probably owned the car less that a year, but I'm wondering how you've been doing with tires so far. I also realize that considering the weight & performance of the MS, tires will probably not last too long before having to be replaced, but I'm already used to that with the Porsche. My question is more related to simple road hazards, the kind most Hondas, Toyotas, Fords & the like take in stride - tin cans, small nails, rough curb sides, etc. - but seem to search out vehicles with high performance tires with a vengeance. I'm sure that those of you who've graduated from other performance-type tires know full well what I'm referring to. Any thoughts would be appreciated.