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Vehicle for the Mobility Challenged
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luv2fishpublic posted:
My husband has PD and was having a difficult time getting into and out of my Hyundai Elantra. Both because of the limited space between the front seats and the dash, and because of it being so close to the ground. His legs don't have the strength to stand up from a low position, making it difficult for him to get out of the car. We looked at a lot of small SUVs and chose a Buick Encore. It is small for an SUV, but we don't often have passengers in the backseat. The best thing about it is the doors are very wide, making it easy to get his legs in and out. The power seats will go way back and adjust up and down (driver and passenger side in the one we got) so he can set them where he needs them to make it easy to sit and get his legs in and to get his feet out and stand up. We have had it for several weeks now and are very happy with it. I tried to research vehicles recommended for the mobility challenged and did not find much information, so that's why I wanted to share this tip.
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Thank you for sharing!


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