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    Hi Pink;

    Make sure that you have a good test drive over some bumpy roads to see what it's like. The ride in the back with a power wheelchair is always not so good as you are over the rear wheels.

    Love Terry

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    Yes I will Terry, thanks

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    Hi Pink

    I'm having a Peugeot Partner WAV delivered next week. It's basically the same car as the Berlingo.
    I tried it out with both my manual chair and my powerchair. It has a winch which helps to get the manual chair in otherwise it might be a bit of a struggle for your carer.
    It has automatic transmission like my current car but when I had a drive of it I found it very difficult since the seating position is more upright than my current car which means I have to lift my right leg to move my foot from the accelerator to the brake which I found quite difficult . I think I scared the chap who was demonstrating it. Oops! However, what he is doing is arranging for me to have a hand control for the accelerator and brake. (Its's a Jeff Gosling one that you can see a demo of on YouTube). If I can't cope with the hand controls my wife will have to start driving me around, but hopefully I should be okay.

    Also, the one I am getting is a nearly new one. The advance payment is a lot less than for a new one . It has only done less than 1500 miles and is about 6 months old.

    Andy

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    Hi Andy. It's my husband that will be driving the car. I'll be passenger in my power chair. (I just drive him round the bend!!) wed be happy with a second hand one if they've got one. We are getting a bit desperate for one now as we take me out with our portable wheelchair which isn't very comfortable.

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    Hi Andy;

    I got used to left foot braking, I have driven/riden so many different things, it was not so hard to get the hang of it.

    Love Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Ask if you are unsure about things Loobylou;

    You can get some that have facility to have a wheelchair in both front seats I think.

    And let us know what you find out.

    Love Terry
    Hi Loobylou;

    This is one that you could have the wheelchair in either place up front:-

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Qubo...sAAOSwRDpZpsno

    Love Terry

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    Thankyou all and for the link Terry. difficult making a forward decision on where my health is going to be at. As I live on my own its a question of how I think I will manage. Can get around a bit on two crutches at moment, so could get to back of car to winch down the wheelchair but not knowing how long for is where I am struggling to make a decision. Still driving my own automatic at the moment though think I will want hand controls on the future one as left hand is going a bit, partly due to an old injury and a dodgy operation that they won't fix and partly due to the dreaded disease. xx

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