STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
We looked at the Paravan adaptation by Steering Developments.
We quite liked it. Frankly, we were feeling desperate after a series of cabs just failed to show - missed a bunch of stuff, grrrr!
The Chrysler looks pretty reasonable. It had lots of fun things like a dvd player which EaZyD liked lot. I found it pretty easy to get in and out of. I could potentially drive if I had any confidence that my physical condition would let me. Lots of space in the back for travelling with. But, and isn’t there always…
It has a diabolical crash test record. It is so re-jigged, I was worried about servicing, maintenance and breakdown. Economically, it is so poor, and, the quote came in at £52k…not inexpensive for a vehicle that costs about £30k un-adapted. It was going to take over three months to get one as well – discovered this was a pretty normal industry lead-time later. We just didn’t like it that much!
I am so struggling to get my head round this issue. There are so many things I’d rather do with this amount of money. Funding via the Motability Scheme could ease the financial pressure. But we’d rather private purchase because our mileage is so low, friends did not get on with Motability at all and we prefer the freedom we get from our own financing. There is always loan financing to look at.
I thought a second hand version might sit easier with me and my bank balance - instantly available and £15-20k cheaper. EaZyD’s comment, ‘only if it’s the right colour’. Spending £15k for a paint job..I don’t think so! Finding one second hand may take some time.
Fortunately, I am much better physically now than last year and managing to get in our car with more ease. This takes the pressure off a bit. I am not where I want to be on this. Time to do more thinking…