Drive put up an interesting post about why the Holden VE Commodore doesn’t come with a spare. Apparently the tyres for the Holden VE Commodore SS V cost around $947! Holy crap! I had a closer look at the features sheet of the holden ve commodore range and found out that the SS V uses 245/40 R19 94W tyres! Okay, so things are starting to make a little sense now. So in otherwords replacing four tyres for your SS V commodore is going to cost you around $4,000! Or with a little haggling probably around $3500. The Holden VE Commodore SS runs on 245/45 R18 96V tyres and they will cost you around $400 each.
Now you might be thinking, aw thats alright, its just the SS and SS V with their 18 and 19 inch mags (or the optional 20 inch mags which cost ~$1000 each), but even the base model Holden VE Commodore Omega, which runs on 225/60 R16 98V tyres is going to cost you around $230/tyre for replacements. Hmmm not much of a cheap car for Australian families ha?
Holden will give you a spare wheel (with tyre obviously) for $100 for the Omega or $250 for any other model, I wonder if the dealers are willing to give you four spares for $1000 for your SS V? Because if they are, it will seriously be worth your while, not only because they will have massive resell value (on eBay), but they will also be worth keeping as your next set of tyres!
You can read the full article from Drive here