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  • philnicandamy
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    • 3rd May 11, 11:23 AM
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    • 3rd May 11, 11:23 AM
    Nissan Note? (i have mobility problems found them easy to get in /out of)
    • gonzo127
    • By gonzo127 3rd May 11, 12:05 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 12:05 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 12:05 PM
    my mum is disabled but finds the hyundia i20 pretty good (although no idea what the auto is like on that)

    my parents in law are not disabled but being around 80 dont move the easiest and they find the skoda fabia pretty good
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    on a £100 shop you might on average get 70 items save
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    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 3rd May 11, 1:07 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 1:07 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 1:07 PM
    3-4k consider a Suzuki Wagon R. Honda Jazz too, but not sure what you can get for that money.

    A £3k Merc A class auto could be a real headache - the first ones weren't known for reliablity.
    • bikebarbie
    • By bikebarbie 3rd May 11, 1:08 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 1:08 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 1:08 PM
    Renault Modus or grand Modus??
    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 3rd May 11, 2:09 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:09 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:09 PM
    So your basically after one of the "im a slow driver, overtake me" cars?
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    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 3rd May 11, 2:21 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:21 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:21 PM
    The Meriva isn't a bad choice; the Mercedes A Class for 3-4k will be horrific in terms of reliability. I would avoid the first generation A-Class at all cost - this is from my Dads experience of owning one - you'll be paying the same £150 per hour dealer rate as the guy who runs a £100k car unless you can find a decent specialist who has the tools and computer to hook up.
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    • Hintza
    • By Hintza 3rd May 11, 2:30 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:30 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:30 PM
    I ill have to arrange a car for my mother soon and ease of access will be imperative and she wants itsmaller than her current RAV4. I haven't done too much research just yet but the Nissan Note will be high on my list to check out thoroughly.

    Just a point that might be relevant:- a good local dealer, do they really want to travel miles for servicing etc. The local Toyota dealership falls over itself to help my mother out which is very important to her.
    Last edited by Hintza; 03-05-2011 at 2:32 PM.
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    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 3rd May 11, 2:55 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:55 PM
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    • 3rd May 11, 2:55 PM
    Chevrolet Spark?
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  • myhooose
    So your basically after one of the "im a slow driver, overtake me" cars?
    Originally posted by Strider590
    ha yes, I guess somebody has to buy them.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 3rd May 11, 3:11 PM
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    My mother in law (severe arthritis) manages to get in and out of our Jazz pretty easily. Indeed, much more easily than any of the other cars in the extended family. The doors open wide, the seat is at a sensible height and she finds it possible to swing her feet in.

    The rear 'magic' seats in the Jazz make it super practical - we've managed to get a sideboard in there!
    • jase1
    • By jase1 3rd May 11, 3:19 PM
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    Mitsubishi Colt or Space Star -- although the latter is now both a little long in the tooth, and quite big relatively speaking. But it does have a great driving position and cured my Ford-induced sciatica nicely.
    • Idiophreak
    • By Idiophreak 3rd May 11, 3:24 PM
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    My mother in law (severe arthritis) manages to get in and out of our Jazz pretty easily. Indeed, much more easily than any of the other cars in the extended family. The doors open wide, the seat is at a sensible height and she finds it possible to swing her feet in.

    The rear 'magic' seats in the Jazz make it super practical - we've managed to get a sideboard in there!
    Originally posted by marlot
    Quite agree, I'm big and mobile, but find my Jazz really accessible, easy to get into the front and the back - and the magic seats are, indeed, genius. Not sure you'll get a decent new-shape Jazz for 4k, though?
    • Mankysteve
    • By Mankysteve 3rd May 11, 4:22 PM
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    They do a mini version of the scenic that I can't remember the name off at this moment. One of a neighbours has one as it easy to get in and out of for his wife.

    • fivetide
    • By fivetide 3rd May 11, 4:25 PM
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    The Note is a great car. The Mrs has one and she has mobility issues. Brilliant little thing, small fuel tank but plenty of go from the 1.6 and considerign it is screwed together in sunderland it feels very well built!

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    • citykid5
    • By citykid5 3rd May 11, 4:28 PM
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    peugeot 1oo7 electric slideing doors and are a real bargain secound hand
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 3rd May 11, 4:33 PM
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    Get a second-hand Nissan Almera (2005/6). Not the trendiest, but a really nice drive on an automatic!
  • Kilty
    Fiat Panda might meet your requirements. Cheap too.
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