October 21, 2013
When Keith Archer from Leeds was searching for disabled vehicles to suit the needs of his family, he found that the new Peugeot Spirit™ from Allied Mobility was perfect for them.
Keith uses both a mobility scooter and a wheelchair so he knew he’d need a larger vehicle to accommodate his family. His daughter Rebecca also uses a wheelchair and it’s important to the family that they can all travel together. They got in contact with Allied who arranged for their local mobility advisor Richard to visit them for a home demonstration. Keith’s wife, Carol, comments: “Richard was really helpful and told us everything we needed to know about the Peugeot Spirit, he gave us loads of information and was able to answer all of the questions we had.”
The family previously owned a wheelchair accessible vehicle with a ramp but find the automatic lift at the back of Spirit™, easily operated by remote control, to be a great addition to the vehicle. Spirit™ is perfect for families or groups with plentiful space in the back for scooter or wheelchair users and available in a large choice of seating layouts, which can be tailored to suit a wide range of requirements.
Spirit™ suits the Archer family because it means no more dismantling of Keith’s mobility scooter before journeys. The lift does all the work for him, easily moving the scooter up level with the floor of the vehicle so it can be manoeuvred inside, where there is plenty of space to position it. Their new Spirit™ means that Keith and Rebecca can travel together, along with the rest of the family, without any hassle before or at their destination.
Keith’s wife Carol regularly drives and has no problems at all, even though it’s a larger vehicle she finds it a pleasure to drive. Carol regularly does the school run for her grandson and takes her daughter shopping – her favourite hobby. As a family they plan to go to the seaside soon and enjoy driving to Skegness for coffee and a chat. She loves how there’s plenty of room for everyone to come along, with everything they need.
Carol adds: “My grandson plays rugby so it’s great that all of us can go together to watch and support him. Having the Spirit means that we’re never short on space and the time we used to spend dismantling and building my husband’s scooter at either side of our journey is now more time we can enjoy together as a family.”
The Archer family love their new vehicle and found their Allied mobility advisor Richard a great help. Carol adds: “He was really helpful and talked us through all of the features so we were confident using it ourselves. We would definitely recommend the Spirit to anyone looking for a large wheelchair accessible vehicle.”