Do you find yourself using something other than gas stations to fill up your car often? I've been driving for over 7 years with 2 different cars and I can't say I've ever needed to fill up the car any other way than to use the gas station nozzle. I keep an eye on the fuel gauge as to not run out of gas on the road. Only thing I can think of that you would need the funnel for regularly enough that it's a big deal they put the funnel under the spare is if you put in additives to the gas, though I'm not real sure why on that either.And why did Ford choose to bury the fuel funnel UNDER the spare? Another bad idea. I decided to flip the tire over and place the jack assembly on top where it's more easily accessible.