Posting this a second time as the first attempt appears to have gone down the plughole.
Had my first puncture in years on Friday (8th May). Car hadn't been used for a couple of days and the rear tyre was completely flat. The good news was that the tyre pressure alert system worked. I pumped the tyre back up and drove from Tewkesbury to Cheltenham where Formula 1 removed the screw and repaired the tyre while I queued at Sainsburys. The worrying aspect is that had I been somewhere other than home or pumping up the tyre had been insufficient to get me to the tyre place, I would have had to use the TRK and that would have written off a tyre after only 2700 miles. So, I took all the gubbins out of the boot and looked at the 'wheel well'. There is a captive nut to take a securing bolt, but the well looks very shallow even for a temporary spare wheel. I googled Corolla emergency spare and as a result have the following questions:
1. I have 16" wheels. Do I need the 17" spare?
2. Does the spare fit under the flimsy boot mat or is a special boot floor required?
2. Has anyone actually fitted an emergency spare to a 1.8 Corolla Hybrid hatchback?
We chose the 1.8 over the 2.0 because we needed the larger boot. I would not be keen to compromise the boot space by having to raise the boot floor and I know that punctures are few and far between(!), but I am now slightly nervous of getting stranded in the current lockdown period if I get another screw in a tyre.