Which Car? Or Van?

edited 31 December 2015 at 11:18PM in Disability money matters
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edited 31 December 2015 at 11:18PM in Disability money matters
I am looking for a car or van based on the following...

1. I do not carry passengers or animals. I am more likely to carry bulk items. e.g craft materials.
2. I have an electric wheel chair which I currently use with a mini host. The chair weighs 76kg.
3. I would like some thing that is cheap to run. Diesel is preferred to petrol. I would consider electric.
4. I currently drive about 10,000 miles per year but this could increase in the following year to near 20,000 per year. I drive a mixture of motorway and urban roads.
5. I get tried and sometimes sleep in the back on my car. I would be happy to sleep in the back of a van were I cannot be seen.
I am not sure what else I need to include or ask.

Any thoughts on which make and model may be best.
Thank you for your help.

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  • Why not speak to car places? If you want something which can be adapted, have a look at motability to see local suppliers who can and do make adaptations.

    Not sure how you think a van would be cheap to run however. You need to do your own research into what you want or don't want.
  • ab1982ab1982 Forumite
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    Bedford rascal.
  • If you're a Motability customer, have you had a look at the vans/cars on their website? I believe the car search facility gives information about fuel efficiency and such like. I think they also have a tool which can help you prepare for visits to dealers.
    If not, then I'd probably go speak to your local dealer. Maybe go prepared with a checklist of what you need; size, manual/auto what's a deal breaker and what you could maybe compromise on etc.
    It's so hard to advise as cars and how we use them are such a personal preference thing.

    I used to be Starrystarrynight on MSE, before a log in technical glitch!
  • 50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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    MightMouse wrote: »
    I am looking for a car or van based on the following...

    1. I do not carry passengers or animals. I am more likely to carry bulk items. e.g craft materials.
    2. I have an electric wheel chair which I currently use with a mini host. The chair weighs 76kg.
    3. I would like some thing that is cheap to run. Diesel is preferred to petrol. I would consider electric.
    4. I currently drive about 10,000 miles per year but this could increase in the following year to near 20,000 per year. I drive a mixture of motorway and urban roads.
    5. I get tried and sometimes sleep in the back on my car. I would be happy to sleep in the back of a van were I cannot be seen.
    I am not sure what else I need to include or ask.

    Any thoughts on which make and model may be best.
    Thank you for your help.

    Simple - a Skoda Yeti - diesel
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