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Spare tire replacement?

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The spare tire on my 2000 Insight has a slow leak. I need to pump it up about every week. I have tried to get a replacement tire from two local Honda dealers and a Firestone place, with no luck. The dealer that currently has the car for a battery replacement (more on that later) said they weren't able to order one from Honda and actually called a few junk yards but weren't able to find one. Their only suggestion was that they could get us a full size spare for several hundred dollars which probably wouldn't fit under the cargo area. Firestone tried to order one, but after about a month said they wouldn't be able to get it.

Surely we can't be the only Insight owners who need to replace their spare tire! Any ideas where to get one?
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I keep a can of fix-a-flat in the car in case I need it, but I'd much rather get the spare tire replaced. None of the tire places I've looked on the web seem to sell compact spares, either. Any ideas?

I'm not against the idea of a full size spare, especially for long trips, but I'd rather just replace the original spare tire for now.

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement compact spare tire?
I finally found the right size tire at my Saturn dealer, of all places. I did a google search for the size (T115/70R14) and saw that some Saturns use the same size spare. My other car is a Saturn wagon, so I called my dealer and they had the tire in stock. The Insight sure got a lot of attention at Saturn of Decatur! The service person wanted to write down the odometer reading for her form, so I got to show her the dashboard lighting up and the mpg display.

The tire's been on for about a week now, and seems to be holding pressure just fine.
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