Ronald and Alison Sievewright, from Dover, in Kent, are enjoying more trips out together thanks to their “marvellous” new Volkswagen Vista mobility car.
Ronald has arthritis and his Alison uses a powered wheelchair, so finding a new car which was both easy to drive and provided full wheelchair access became essential.
Ronald comments: “Not owning a car with access for a wheelchair was making it more difficult for us to get out and about. We decided it was time to look for a wheelchair accessible vehicle. After talking over our needs with our Allied Mobility consultant we decided to book a demonstration of the Volkswagen Caddy Vista.
Stylish Mobility Car
Based on the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi, the Vista is a stylish multi passenger vehicle capable of carrying driver and four seated passengers together with a wheelchair user. Wheelchair accessibility is a priority in this vehicle with its unique, lightweight FlatFold™ ramp, lowered floor and high quality wheelchair restraints.
Ronald continues: “The wheelchair access really is first class.”
“The ramp is so light and easy to use and the wheelchair securing system takes minutes to attach. We fell in love with the car after the demonstration; it’s exactly what we were after. Before we struggled with getting Alison’s wheelchair into the car, now it’s effortless.”
Ronald adds: “Due to my arthritis, automatic transmission was another important feature for me when we were deciding which car to get. Driving the car is so much easier, it’s great!
Freedom to Travel
“Owning the Vista mobility car is letting us visit places we couldn’t before. We’re planning a holiday to North Wales and we’re also going to Hayling Island, near Portsmouth. Both are trips we couldn’t have taken before without having a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
“Our mobility consultant, Paul, was great. He was really friendly and explained all the features of the vehicle. It’s a big decision when you’re getting a new car and we really liked the fact that he brought the car to our home for the demonstration, so we could have a good look over the vehicle. Our minds were 100% made up after the demonstration.”
Exclusive to Allied Mobility, Volkswagen Vista mobility cars are available to buy or rent or through the Motablilty Scheme, with Advance Payments starting from £3,495.