suitable car for a really large person

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    cheezluiz
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    hi. im looking for recommendations for a car (or any vehicle) that might accommodate me and some advice if possible. i am 5″11 and weigh in the region of 33 stone. the main issue im having is that my belly is getting in the way of the steering wheel and if i pull the seat back, i cant seem to reach the pedals. i have tried different positions in various cars including a nissan qashqai, landrover discovery, vw tiguan, renault megane and a ford fiesta all with the same issue. ideally i’d like a car where the seating is low and the steering wheel is high. ive considered buying a van because of this reason but i would prefer a car.  i am in reciept of esa and pip for mental health issues and dont qualify for the mobility scheme but i have been advised that i might need pedal extensions. can anyone point me in the right direction or where to go from here? whether it be a a suitable car or someone to contact regarding car adaptions in the south yorkshire area. i need to get on the road asap so i can go pick my daughter up on a regular basis. she ives 30m miles away. thank you

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    Philjb

    Have you searched on line for car adaptation companies there are many that offer free assessments.
    No idea on cost etc.
    As for a car for a large person you want to look at cars like the Skoda superb later cars should have a flat bottom steering wheel that might help?  it offers about the biggest interior space for sensible money.

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    joss
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    Hi Cheezluis

    Here are a few car, mobility adaptation companies within 15-20 range of Doncaster. I hope these help you in your search.

    1.O H Mobility  http://www.oh-mobility.co.uk/
    15 miles  to your search
    Call O H Mobility on 01484 400795
    01484 400795

    2. Clark & Partners Ltd  http://clarkandpartners.co.uk/
    15 miles  to your search
    Closed – Opens at 09:00 Monday
    Call Clark & Partners Ltd on 0114 229 3399
    0114 229 3399
    Access Adaptations
    Driving Adaptations
    Stowage Adaptations

    3. AIC Chesterfield  https://taic.co.uk/
    22 miles  to your search
    Closed – Opens at 09:00 Monday
    Call AIC Chesterfield on 01246 733733
    01246 733733
    Access Adaptations
    Driving Adaptations
    Stowage Adaptations

     

     

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    #141380 Reply
    Abercol
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    Some MPV’s have high steering wheel/low seat, I am 5’10, short of leg (29″) and large of belly and found the C4 Spacetourer and my S-Max have plenty of adjustment.

    The Rifter/Berlingo vehicles may also be the same & can be had for less cash.

    MPV’s have a lower floor than an SUV but a similar ride height = more adjustability.

     

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    #141621 Reply
    cheezluiz
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    thanks for the replies guys. i tested a skoda superb, a volvo v40 and a ford s-max this week. i had the same issue but i do believe i could comfortably drive each car with pedal extensions. i have a guy ringing me tomorrow to discuss my needs. thanks for the advice and the info.

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    joss
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    Please keep us updated with what car you get and what mods you got. Good luck cheezluiz

    Joss
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    #141691 Reply
    steve dinnen

    Hi I am rather large 6ft 2 and weigh 25 stone I have a ford connect the 7 seater one they are massive inside

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