- Jul 9, 2021
- Reaction score
- Staten Island, NY
- 07 Ridgeline, Vintage Vespas, 02 Harley Sportster
- TV & Film
I would chalk that up to people not following maintenance timelines and not being able to afford replacing tires when it's needed. I'd imagine if you are buying a CT, even if it turns out to be the cheaper announced pricing, you can afford to, and will maintain proper maintenance timelines on your tires (especially given that's pretty much all you have to maintain on it!). So, unless you are specifically using the CT on job sites with a-hole roofers who throw nails and screws and scrap metal down onto the ground and don't clean it up, then your odds of needing to swap a flat on the side of the road is pretty low!I started driving in 1978 and have driven junkers a good part of the time, a lot of that time on a shoe string budget... so .. in short i have swapped tires on the roadside quite a few times... On my old Neon I did it so often <over 2 decades of car ownership> that the last time i had to do it.. it was under ten minutes from putting it in park beside the road to putting it in drive and taking off...
however in the last ten years i haven't had to at all.. <higher income replace tires when they MIGHT need it instead of when they DO need it>