I agree 100% with you. I had to buy a separate spare tire and a jack. It has saved me twice on the road,In all the years I've been buying cars, I have never had to wonder whether there was a spare tire! I bought my Malibu in October - a 2013 model. This is one of several Chevy's I've bought over the years.
All my other cars had spare tires - since this is first without one, you'd think the salesperson would have let me know this very important fact! How does anyone produce a car without a spare tire? When you're at the point of needing to change a tire, an "inflation unit" is surely not going to help.
I wish I'd found this out before it was too late because I would have NEVER bought this car!!!