My last VW (Touran) was the same - no spare whatsoever, only the compressor and snot kit. I bought a spare wheel and threw it in the boot. Had to use it twice for cuts in the sidewalls that the kit would have no chance of patching. The current Volvo ‘your crumple zone is the car in front’ came without a spare, but space for a space saver, which I got for a very good price on eBay. Local breaker wanted a shedload for one...The spare wheel well in my 2011 Focus isn't deep enough for a full-size spare, just a dopey space saver. I've got a full size spare with a cover on it, and just slung it in the boot. I agree, though, bit of a pain.
Edit: mine was a 7 seat, 5 seat with spare wheel was an (expensive) optional extra. 6 bolts later, I have 5 seats and a cavernous boot.