Doreen and Phillip Rushton from Gedling, Nottingham, recently made the exciting decision to change their standard car to a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). Doreen was so thrilled with the experience that she got in touch to let us know the difference their new Volkswagen Vista™ from Allied Mobility has made to their lives.
“The whole experience has given some life back to us”
Time to Upgrade
Doreen’s husband, Phillip, has a rare form of dementia and not long ago he started using a wheelchair full time. Doreen, who herself lives with lung disease found it impossible to lift his wheelchair into the boot of their existing car and realised that something needed to change.
Doreen explains: “When Phillip started using a wheelchair, it was such a struggle putting him and the chair into the car. I was worried it would get to the stage where I couldn’t manage this anymore and he wouldn’t be able to travel with me and he would be house bound. We’d never had a wheelchair accessible vehicle before so I didn’t know what to expect.”
Doreen enlisted Allied Mobility’s help to find the right car for her and Phillip. Her local mobility advisor, Richard, talked her through our range of accessible cars and then provided a no-obligation home demonstration of the Volkswagen Vista™. Doreen realised that the mobility car suited their needs and she’s thrilled with her choice.
Based on the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life model, the Vista™ is a firm favourite with Allied Mobility customers thanks to its spacious interior and quality manufacturing. For Doreen, there’s ample space for family and friends with space to carry driver, up to four passengers and further space for Phillip to travel in his wheelchair.
Thanks to the Vista’s™ ultra-light EasyFold™ ramp, Doreen doesn’t have to struggle helping Phillip into the car and he can feel safe and secure when travelling in his wheelchair with the exceptional four-point wheelchair restraint system.
As the driver, Doreen enjoys cruise control, rear parking sensors and an electric winch as standard.
A New Lease of Life
She explains: “The whole experience has given some life back to us. Right from the beginning of the process, Allied Mobility were amazing. They kept us updated every step of the way and were always helpful, professional and knowledgeable.”
Since taking delivery, Doreen and Phillip have wasted no time putting miles on the clock in their new Vista™.
Doreen says: “Since we’ve had the car we’ve been travelling all over, making the most of our newfound freedom. We’ve been able to get away on day trips to Skegness and even away to a luxury bungalow for a holiday!”
Volkswagen Vista™ is available exclusively from Allied Mobility. Vista™ is available to buy, rent or via the Motability Scheme, with Advance Payments starting from £2,895. For more information about the Volkswagen Vista™ visit the Allied Mobility website or call our team of mobility advisors on the number at the top of the page.