Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

VW Caddy Drive from wheelchair

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bowler
    replied
    Richard, how’s the new “boys toy” going

    Leave a comment:


  • Ellie
    replied
    Enjoy the open road Richard, be safe in your new wheels! 🚙🦼

    Hope the jab's side effects wear off quickly. xx

    Leave a comment:


  • denise
    replied
    I must be weird. I'm having to drive after not driving for 15 years. Have fun Richard. I'm trying to 😎

    Leave a comment:


  • Bowler
    replied
    Richard no matter how old we get we boys always like our toys. Enjoy your freedom. Watch out for speed cameras 😁

    Leave a comment:


  • Lynne K
    replied
    Sounds fab Richard. I hope too that your second jab isn’t as tiring as the first, Lynne

    Leave a comment:


  • Mary C
    replied
    Hi Richard,
    So glad you are pleased with new WAV.We had ours on motabilty scheme and paid £3000 up front and then mobility component of PIP.We got it as soon as PIP was awarded so for us it was ok as never had the PIP payment for long before handing half back each week for the car.I am able to transfer to passenger seat at the moment and happy to be driven around😂.Happy motoring.
    Best wishes
    Mary

    Leave a comment:


  • Barry52
    replied
    Hi Richard,

    I hope you enjoy your new vehicle and the independence it will give you. As you say the motability scheme is expensive when considering specialised vehicles but for people who want a standard car I endorse the system. I hope you don’t suffer following your second jab.

    Leave a comment:


  • richard
    started a topic VW Caddy Drive from wheelchair

    VW Caddy Drive from wheelchair

    Yesterday I picked up my new or rather secondhand WAV, a VW Caddy, which I have bought. Another big dip into my life savings for a happy retirement and then MND arrived and b*****d that up. I can drive it from my Invacare TDX SP2 NB wheelchair ( Which the NHS partially paid for and the MNDA and My Name5 Doddie picked up the balance), back hatch opens, ramp comes down, in I drive and off I go. Yippee. Sorry I’m like a kid with a new toy. Sorry again I am a kid with a new toy.

    It’s concerning that when my consultant said Its time for an electric wheelchair, the NHS won’t pay for it in full and rely on charities to make up the difference! I’m looking forward to my freedom again and going out with my wife, but today’s second jab day and I was lousy for 24 hours after my first one, so it shall have to wait.

    I had been asked why I didn’t get it from Motabilty. Simple, they wanted my PIP for five years so that’s £39,500 and a £20,000 up front payment. A total cost of £59,500 and at the end of five years I have nothing. My car cost me substantially less than the deposit they wanted. I know Motabilty includes insurance and servicing but I will still be much better off self funding. I appreciate I’m very fortunate to be able to do that and for lots of people it will be impossible.

    Richard
Working...
X