Kindred Spirit

March 27, 2014

For the Uptons, from Plymouth, having a wheelchair accessible vehicle that’s spacious enough for their large family is really important.  When the time came for them to renew their vehicle they found just what they were looking for in the Peugeot Spirit™, from Allied Mobility.

Based on the Peugeot Boxer, Spirit™ provides loads of storage space and can easily take up to seven people, including two wheelchair passengers, which is exactly what the Upton family was looking for.

High Priorities

Mum, Mary, describes how the family looked around before settling on the Spirit™.

“We approached a few suppliers but Allied Mobility really impressed us with their helpful and professional staff.  We knew we needed loads of space but weren’t sure what vehicle would be the best one to go for.

“Allied Mobility listened to our requirements and recommended the Spirit.  We have a 12 year old and a six year old who both use wheelchairs, as well as three other children, so plenty of room is at the top of our priority list!  We like to travel as a family too, so it’s really nice that there’s a wheelchair accessible vehicle available that allows us to do that.”

Spirit™ comes with an electric lift built in to make getting wheelchairs and scooters in and out of the car a breeze.  Mary and her husband, Steve, haven’t had any issues operating it.

Mary comments:  “The tail lift is really good.  There’s plenty of space on it even with a wheelchair, which makes life really easy for Steve and me.  Once the kids’ wheelchairs are inside the restraint system is brilliant too.  I’m really happy knowing that their chairs are properly secured and they’re simple to attach too, so getting ready to go out is nice and easy.”

Pleasure to Drive

Steve is the main driver of Spirit™ and finds it surprisingly pleasant to drive:  “I presumed that such a large vehicle would be quite heavy and cumbersome but it was a lovely surprise to find out that it’s actually quite nippy.  It doesn’t feel like I’m driving a van.  I’m really happy with it.”

The Upton’s Spirit™ is regularly used for the school run and shopping and Mary loves that they can now take trips together instead of taking two cars.

She comments:  “We live near Mount Batten, in Plymouth, which is right on the sea, so when the weather gets better it would be great to go out and explore as a family.  Now that we’ve got room for everyone, we hope to take many more trips together.”

Happy Experience

The Uptons can’t fault the service they’ve received from Allied Mobility – from the home demonstration from local mobility advisor, John – to the swift delivery of their vehicle.

Mary explains: “Everyone we’ve dealt with has been really knowledgeable and helpful.  We’ve had lots going on, so John agreed to meet us at the kids’ school to demonstrate the car after classes had ended, at a time that suited us all the best.  That was a great help.

“When we asked about having an extra seat added to our Spirit, there was no problem.  Once we placed our order, we were excited to hear that our car was ready much earlier than we expected and it was delivered really quickly.

“All in all we’ve had a really pleasant experience.  Our needs are quite specific but Allied Mobility made sure that our wheelchair accessible vehicle was exactly right for us.  We’ll definitely be looking to Allied again when we need another!”

Peugeot Spirit™ wheelchair accessible vehicles are available to buy, rent or through the Motability Scheme.  For more information on this vehicle or any of Allied Mobility’s range of wheelchair accessible cars and MPVs, simply call FREE on the number at the top of this page, email info@alliedmobility.com or click wheelchair accessible vehicles here.

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