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I am very obese with multiple conditions – the details I’d rather not discuss. I do have a very real practical problem for which I seek advice. I have a Kuga with an electric hoist for loading my wheelchair into the boot. The wheelchair “just” fits through the boot opening with some jiggling. After hours checking out the sizes of vehicles on the scheme I found that the Galaxy has a wider boot opening so, even though twice the AP of the Kuga, fitted the bill. Another issue with the Kuga is lack of clearance between “me” and the steering wheel.
Sadly I wen to test drive a Galaxy yesterday and it was no go. The steering wheel pushes into my lap and gut even more than the Kuga
I need suggestions for a suitable vehicle. Luxury is not important. I’ve saved £2000 in 2 years so that’s kinda my AP max.
Large boot for hoist and chair
A steering wheel that is very adjustable, preferably that can be tilted
Grand C-Max 2.0 tdci zetec - Autochair 80Kg Hoist
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Kuga 1.5 eco 176ps awd auto titanium x - Autochair 80Kg Hoist- lease extended by 2 years due to horrendous AP to replace.