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What cars would fit my mobility scooter without removing passenger space?
I'm disabled with MS and I'm trying to find a car that would fit my Quingo Flyte mobility scooter docking station with ramp, which is proving to be quite a challenge. I currently have a Toyota Auris Touring Sports hybrid which I find to be great but was disappointed that, even with it's greater length, it only fits in if the back passenger seats are dropped. This effectively only seats one passenger, but need space for my wife and two children. In contacting Quingo they that say in their experience only something like the Peugeot Tepee or Kia Sorento can take the scooter leaving at least one rear passenger seat available. I would preferably want the ability to carry the whole family i.e. four people, including the driver. The specs for the docking station are 30.3-inches wide and 53.2-inches long - Toyota don't seem to offer any car alternatives according to the dealer I bought my car from. Do you have any ideas or am I pushed to considering a van?

Asked on 29 July 2017 by mrratcatcher

Answered by Honest John
For the last year and a half I have been including load area dimensions in my road tests at www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests. While the width is unlikely to prove a problem, a length of 53.2 inches (1,351.28mm) is. Even the longest load deck, in the Skoda Superb estate at 1150mm with the back seats up, cannot accommodate that. Even a Ford Grand Tourneo Connect only gives you 1264mm. However, what would work is a Citroen Space Tourer that offers a load length behind the centre seats of 1450mm: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/citroen/citroen-sp.../?
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