A 225/40-18 has an overall diameter of 25.09 inches. A 185.70-18 space saver is 24.89 inches, so less than 1% difference. Fine as a spare.
The space saver should be fitted as a rear wheel and speed then limited to 50mph.
My 2018 1.4TSi (150) has averaged 45mpg. How far I can drive on a full tank depends on how close I am prepared to go to empty. Cost depends on how empty the tank is when I fill it and the price where I fill it up.
Surely all you need to know is average mpg for your type of driving and that the...
Not useless for me - does everything I want. It's a car not an entertainment centre. Works well with my phone & I can use Google maps instead of the built-in sat-nav if I wish. I'm older (73) than the average poster on here so doubtless have different needs.
This will cause the speedo to under-read by 5%. As it almost certainly over-reads as standard that probably will not matter but your insurance company must be informed and may object or, at the least, increase your premium.
I was going to buy a Golf GT with the 1.5TSi (150) engine but after reading about the problems with that engine changed my mind and bought a Leon FR of the same age as that had the 1.4TSi (150) engine.
After reading this thread it seems I made the right decision.
Very impressed with the Leon &...
The 18" space saver has a 125/70 tyre and the 17" has a 125/80 tyre. Both have an overall diameter within 1% of a 225/40-18 and 225/45-17 tyre. So either space saver is fine.
Also either alloy+tyre will fit in the wheel well but raise the carpet.
No need to always use button when moving selector, e. g., from neutral to drive & back. Experiment is the best way to find out for other movements.
Also whether you are in Drive (D), Sport (S) or Manual (M) is shown by the corresoponding letter in front of the gear number at the top of the...
The experience with the RS5s on my wife's car will not be of much relevance to the car owner's on here. She drives a 2010 Renault Clio 1.2TCE (100) and only covers 3,500 miles/year. My post was really just to warn anyone with RS3s on their car and changing less than all of them that the latest...
Just had 2 new RS5s fitted to my wife's car which has RS3s on the rear. If you have RS3s on your car and are changing only 2 of them to RS5s please note that the later tyre has a completely different (still asymmetric) tread pattern.