Paul Duchene's article takes issue with BMW's (and other manufacturers') decision to no longer place real-non-compact-spare tires in their cars. I concur, but to me the larger problem is that manufacturers make it difficult for owners to reverse that omission given that there is no tire well and no jack ( I bought the jack kit). Along with buying a fifth wheel and tire, owners pretty much have to buy a tire bag to keep trunked items clean, and a set of hold-down straps to keep the tire/wheel from sliding around and damaging things. And by the time all these items are added, there is very little trunk room left over. I'm okay with manufacturers deciding to omit spares, but I wish they would include a tire well so that owners could reverse that decision if they chose to do so. The choice should be left to the owner.