Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:30 PM
Hope you can help
Fran = age 12
Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:04 PM
I drive a Toyota Rav-4...a small SUV. I can fit my motor w/c or scooter into the back without breaking them down. I can't do this by myself, as I have no ramps or lifts....but my husband has a strong back. .....so far.
The back seats also fold forward, giving much more room to haul extra equipment, if needed.
Great gas mileage too.
The height difference between the ground and driver's seat is just right for me...not too hard to lift up into, and just enough height when getting out to take advantage of the gravity. I'm only 5 ft., on a good day, so a small SUV works perfect for me. I find it easier to lift myself up slightly as opposed to lowering myself down into a car, and likewise, easier to sort of just fall out of my vehicle as opposed to hoisting myself up out of it. I can also seatbelt my son in the back without having to bend over or reach up to do it.
Female. Incomplete para following a cord stroke in '03. Spina-bifida, severe scoliosis. 18 surgeries total...five spine-related: Three fusions w/hardware, two tethered cord releases.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 03:01 PM
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:17 PM
We hired a Porshe Cayenne (on an occasion we actually needed a 4x4) - same floorpan as a VW touran - very expensive and not very good would be my summary of that and pretty awkward to get in and out of
Mondeo Estate, Volvo Estate, Honda, Saab or 5 series BMW would be the ones to look at IMHO depending on budget. Focus Estate if on a budget.
Just my 2p
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