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We seem to get at least one flat with every late-model SUV we test. The low-profile sidewalls and passenger-car rated tires that all the manufacturers use on these vehicles practically guarantee we'll get to test the truck's jack, lug-nut wrench, and spare. On a luxury SUV, we've come to expect a fullsize-matching spare. But in the interest of saving space for a larger fuel tank and better ground clearance, VW equips the Touareg with this space-saver that you inflate with the on-board air compressor.