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Poll: What kind of car do you drive? (252 member(s) have cast votes)

If you drive, what do you drive?

  1. Full Size Van with a lift/ramp (19 votes [7.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.51%

  2. Mini Van with a ramp (24 votes [9.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.49%

  3. Accessible Honda Element/PT Cruiser (8 votes [3.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.16%

  4. Regular car with hand controls (134 votes [52.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.96%

  5. Other (68 votes [26.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.88%

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#31 longhaul

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 07:50 AM

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:28 PM

I have a toyota Yaris, which I absolutely adore.

HINT - If you have a Yaris now but fancy a change for your next car, the NISSAN NOTE can accomodate your existing Bekker Hand Controls without having to fork out ££'s for a new set every time you change cars (or your lease is up if you're in the UK's 'Motability' scheme).

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Posted 17 April 2008 - 06:08 PM

87 Ford E150 with ricon swing lift - 21 years & still going

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:15 PM

In the 1970's I started with a Hi Ace with hand made ramps and dog collars to tie the chair down :drooldrip:
1980's a Renault Traffic with back lift.
1987 a Ford escort adapted van
from 1993 Crysler Voyger adapted with back suspension.

The cars and vans for transporting us has improved over the years.

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#35 Mike (c4-5) & Lorena

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 03:01 PM

I drive a 2004 Dodge Carvan with the Digi-Drive from EMC. Joystick drive with voice controls.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:07 AM

I love my 2-door Alero...sometimes I wish I had a little more room but a 4 door didn't work out at all.

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 02:39 AM

2005 Infiniti G-35 an a 2002 yamaha R1

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:20 PM

2008 Mini Cooper Clubman, with chequered flag decals - very nice!!! :helpme:

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:06 AM

<strong>I've got a pretty sweet Honda Element. I even put 20'' rims on it and added a racing stripe with a handicap symbol on it. I get a lot of compliments. This is Jimmy Blue! </strong>


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Posted 02 August 2008 - 12:47 PM

<strong>I've got a pretty sweet Honda Element. I even put 20'' rims on it and added a racing stripe with a handicap symbol on it. I get a lot of compliments. This is Jimmy Blue! </strong>


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I drive a stock Honda Element as well and actually the same color as this one minus the stripe... I think it looks sharp though... I don't have any special features and use portable hand controls so I can drive our trailblazer as well. I love this little thing cause I can easily throw my chair in back through the suicide door without disassembling it. I use to have a Silverado with a lift kit and well it got down to do I wanna have shoulder issues or not! So I sold it and bought my element.

Gotta make you all laugh, I was in a grocery store parking lot the other day and this lady was sitting illegally parked and well I pulled into the handicap spot right in front of her and this pissed her off cause I had to make her move. She called me a couple of choice words then told me I drove a piece of sh@t..... She was driving a trailblazer so I just snickered cause I have one sitting at home as well. Anyways she got all pissed off and told me basically to come tell it to her face...(obviously she wasn't as able bodied as me) so I got out rolled over to her and told her to her face that she was an ass and I didn't buy my car for social status but for practical reasons and then told her she should really just concentrate on driving since she really didn't know how to... She didn't say much back to me after that and I went on about my business.

I forgot to add that Honda has a funny color, this particular blue color which I drive and is pictured above is handicap blue and melds nicely with handicap stickers. hahahaha and Honda didn't even know...

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 03:53 AM

An old rusty full-size ford van, lift, std hand controls, lots of windows...I like to look! Thinking about scaling down though, wish someone would come out with a hybrid minivan...I'd like to be greener.
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Posted 30 January 2009 - 10:55 PM

I'm a big Petrol-head,i use a PT Cruiser for everyday,but i have a 66 Caddy convertable,great in the summer and for shows,just like my Chevy Truck,i have another couple too but it's my hobby and passion which i think is a must have,anyone agree?

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:15 PM

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achment=5173:67135eccfe8a8ff2.jpg]toyota yaris verso, prob is dog cage takes up most of the rear so if have passenger they can just get chair behind cage without folding it, great car, bigest draw back is to tow trailer to take electric chair anywhere you have to use detatchable towbar which is bit of a pain (as rear door cant be opened with towbar on!) but otherwise great easy to drive vechile,
i have elap ring acelerator and push brake adaptions, i find this brill as its more like normal driving, (just couldnt coordinate the push pull braking / acceleration with steering ball)

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 11:46 PM

I drive a GMC Sierra. I did have a small Dodge Neon, but had a Dicken's of a time getting my chair in with me. My truck works way better. The pic is right after I got the truck and before modifications, the lift, was put on it.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:34 AM

Something to get me round town :mfrlol:

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with menox hand controls.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:09 PM

I currently have a Saab 9-3 Sportwagon like this one:
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But I'm getting a Volvo V50 Sportwagon in May, like this one:
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:36 PM

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This i what im driving at the moment but selling anytime soon great car just fancy a change
2001 Saab 9.3 se turbo auto with Gosling push pull hand controls

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

Is anyone as miffed as me about the narrow choice of automatics with nil deposit that don't take up your *entire* mobility DLA componant just now?

Edited by Webwych, 01 March 2009 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:19 AM

I drive a mustang

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:45 AM

Wow nice motors wish i lived near you i would be your bestest mate ever honest and id polish your cars for free just for a drive in the convertable lol

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:51 AM

i'll soon be driving a convertible volkswagen new beetle. =]
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:27 AM

2007 Ford Ranger, Tremor edition with 3" factory lift kit. Long travel suspension to come. What can I say, I live in Texas, and I like to go offroad. Just wish I could get the hand control setup that Evan Evans uses!!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:45 AM

I drive a 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville....I also have a 69 Karmann Ghia, but have'nt been able to drive it since my accident because it has a manual and I have'nt been able to find the right automatic porsche transmision for it yet... But they're both great fun during the summer.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

I drive a 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville....I also have a 69 Karmann Ghia, but have'nt been able to drive it since my accident because it has a manual and I have'nt been able to find the right automatic porsche transmision for it yet... But they're both great fun during the summer.

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This has got to be the HOTTEST vehicle I've seen here. For the Karmann Ghia, there are ways to make the manual trans usable. Electronic clutch actuation via a trigger on the shifter, and several different gas/brake configurations. I have an old VW engine/trans in a sandrail, and I have a setup for it on the way. If I knew how the hell to make pictures show up here, you could see this stuff, but I will post them on myspace as soon as it's done.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:31 AM

I drive a 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville....I also have a 69 Karmann Ghia, but have'nt been able to drive it since my accident because it has a manual and I have'nt been able to find the right automatic porsche transmision for it yet... But they're both great fun during the summer.

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This has got to be the HOTTEST vehicle I've seen here. For the Karmann Ghia, there are ways to make the manual trans usable. Electronic clutch actuation via a trigger on the shifter, and several different gas/brake configurations. I have an old VW engine/trans in a sandrail, and I have a setup for it on the way. If I knew how the hell to make pictures show up here, you could see this stuff, but I will post them on myspace as soon as it's done.


Thanks, she's a bunch of fun to drive...I have looked into a pneumatic/hydraulic actuator for my clutch, but there by no means cheap or easy to integrate...I'll get around to it one of these day's I guess.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:10 AM

I drive a 1960 Cadillac Coupe De Ville....I also have a 69 Karmann Ghia, but have'nt been able to drive it since my accident because it has a manual and I have'nt been able to find the right automatic porsche transmision for it yet... But they're both great fun during the summer.

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This has got to be the HOTTEST vehicle I've seen here. For the Karmann Ghia, there are ways to make the manual trans usable. Electronic clutch actuation via a trigger on the shifter, and several different gas/brake configurations. I have an old VW engine/trans in a sandrail, and I have a setup for it on the way. If I knew how the hell to make pictures show up here, you could see this stuff, but I will post them on myspace as soon as it's done.


Thanks, she's a bunch of fun to drive...I have looked into a pneumatic/hydraulic actuator for my clutch, but there by no means cheap or easy to integrate...I'll get around to it one of these day's I guess.



I'm using an electric actuator for the clutch, similar to the electric shifters on motorcycles, and a ATV gas trigger and the old school hand brake lever. total cost for the adaptions is a bit over $1,000 if you install it yourself.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:41 AM

Now do you have issues with a direct engage clutch?...My biggest concern is, i'm running a 2.5L Bergman Porsche motor that spits out 270hp, in a car that weighs about as much as a toaster... I'd be afraid a direct engage clutch might cause me to break traction to often. Do you have problems with that?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 01:52 PM

does anyone have pictures of hand controls?
just to get an idea of what they will be like.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

does anyone have pictures of hand controls?
just to get an idea of what they will be like.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:49 PM

does anyone have pictures of hand controls?
just to get an idea of what they will be like.



I have bekker hand controls, which I think are the most common and straightforward type. I also have switch on the main arm of the controls for my indicators (this is a photo I found online and not my actual car).

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