Independence for Marley and Me

25. September 2013

For Kay Elizabeth Lindsay from Rochdale, purchasing a disabled car from Allied Mobility is a decision she wishes she’d made years ago.

When it was time for Kay to get a new accessible car, the Naidex show in Birmingham earlier this year was her first port of call.  There she met up with two of Allied’s mobility advisors, Kevin and Darren, who were able to point her in the right direction.

Loads of Space

Kay opted for a home demonstration of the Peugeot Expert Independence™ after going through her options with her local mobility advisor, Richard.  She realised Independence™ was a perfect match when she saw how much space there was inside, offering bags of room for her wheelchair.  Most importantly, the extra space also means that Kay can have someone with her in the back of the car, something which matters a great deal to her.

Kay comments: “There’s nothing I don’t like about my Independence; I like to be involved in all the chat on journeys so it’s perfect for me that I can sit up next to people.  I feel so relaxed when I’m travelling and can easily talk to my friends and carers.  Being up high so I can see out of the windows is wonderful, I really enjoy my journeys now – we even take the car out just to go for a drive sometimes, that’s how much I love it!

“The features are great too, the wheelchair restraints are secure and easy to use and I feel really safe.  The fuel consumption is brilliant, which is always a bonus!  My carers find the ramp so simple to operate and it’s nice and light, it’s just miles better than any car I’ve travelled in before.  I also love how Independence doesn’t look like a ‘disability’ car and the tinted glass windows give me plenty of privacy, protecting my skin which is really sensitive to sunlight.”

Out and About

Kay finds that having the Independence™ makes a massive change to her daily life.  The size of the Independence™ means that there’s room for all of her friends and family to enjoy days out together, there’s even space for Marley the cocker spaniel to hop in!

Kay regularly uses her Independence™ to go to equestrian and agricultural shows with her friends, she’s impressed with how well the car fares in the middle of a field, Kay comments: “The last time we were at a show in Cheshire the weather was terrible and we got stuck in the mud, we had to wait to be towed out before we could go home!

“This time around we just drove off – Independence had no problem driving through the muddy field, it was brilliant!  I love these shows because I get to have a lovely day out with my friends, enjoy the great outdoors and there’s loads to see, so having a car that makes it completely hassle free makes my life so much more enjoyable.”

Lots to Look Forward to

There’s plenty in store for Kay and her Independence™ in the next few months, she’s planning a trip to the Lake District in September and has a few picnics lined up at Bolton Abbey – her favourite place to go and sit by the river.  Kay’s friend Anne regularly drives for her and loves it, Kay mentions: “Anne was worried at first that it might be tricky because of its size but soon realised that this had no effect on how easy Independence was to manoeuvre.”

Kay says she cannot fault the service she has received from Allied Mobility: “I know I can ring anytime and everyone is always so nice and understanding on the phone.  I really enjoyed meeting Kevin and Darren at Naidex and they made me laugh a lot!  All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you – Allied is like a family and there is no question I will be back as soon as I need another wheelchair accessible vehicle.”

If you would like more information on Peugeot Independence™ or any of the otherwheelchair accessible vehicles available from Allied Mobility call on the number at the top of this page, email info@alliedmobility.com or click Peugeot Independencehere to enquire online.

Got a view? Let us know what you think