For Terry Dean from Rossendale in Lancashire, finding a vehicle that could cater for his daughter’s wheelchair and be big enough to accommodate the rest of his family was made easy thanks to Allied Mobility.
Terry, whose daughter Francesca has cerebral palsy and needs to travel in her wheelchair, has previously owned other WAVs of all makes and models but this was Terry’s first Allied Mobility car and he describes it as the best we’ve ever had.”
Terry and his family all like to go out for trips together but with the new Vista™ it means that they now don’t need to take a second vehicle.
Terry explains: “The Vista has five full seats plus the wheelchair space whereas our previous WAVs only had three or four spaces. This means we can now all go out together as a family in the same vehicle as, with my children and grandchildren, there are six of us.”
Terry is also enjoying the ease at which he can now get Francesca into and out of the vehicle as their Vista™ came equipped with a winch and four point wheelchair restraint system.
He comments: “It might sound ridiculous but, from a carers point of view, it’s so much easier to use.
Although Francesca usually uses a motorised wheelchair, if she’s in her manual chair, you can just attach the winch and it pulls her straight in. Features like that are fantastic.”
“The process was wonderfully easy.”
When Terry starting looking for a new wheelchair accessible vehicle he couldn’t believe how affordable the Allied Mobility Vista™ is, given its capacity and features.
Terry comments: “l was really surprised by the price of the Vista™. Compared to other companies, it seemed to be thousands of pounds cheaper. I couldn’t believe it to start with and thought they must be selling something radically different but Allied’s local representative explained that they can be very competitive on price as they sell a large number of cars.”
Terry was also amazed by the speed at which his new vehicle arrived. “I was expecting a three to four month wait from test driving the Vista to receiving it but because Allied had the colour we chose in stock it was delivered just weeks later. The process was wonderfully easy.”
Terry had nothing but praise for his local Allied Mobility consultant Philip: “He was great, very knowledgeable and patient when it came to our various questions. The whole process was aimed at making it right for Francesca and not just trying to sell me the car. He took photographs of everything to check there was enough head room and that attention to detail made quite a difference.”
Volkswagen Vista™ wheelchair accessible vehicles are available exclusively from Allied Mobility. Vista™ is available to buy, rent or via the Motability Scheme, with Advance Payments starting from £2,495. This impressive MPV offers the ideal solution for small groups or large families looking for a stylish wheelchair accessible vehicle.