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      08-23-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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My mum mentioned this to my dad the other day as her next car. No idea where she got the idea.

I was just wondering if anyone has one and what their opinions of them are?

And if there is anything better around?

She's short, fat and old with bad knees. So auto important as something easy to get in and out of.
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      08-23-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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thats not a nice way to describe your mother...
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thats not a nice way to describe your mother...
It is factually correct though!

Otherwise you'll get people suggesting a Z4 or something she can't get in and out of drive
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range rover?
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      08-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #5
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range rover?
She's short and couldn't drive something that big.
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My brother in law has problems getting about, due to a number of muscular and joint restrictions, he tends to go for the mini MPV type of cars, Nissan Note, Renault Modus, he finds them the best all-round with larger doors, and easy access and high-ish driving position
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My brother in law has problems getting about, due to a number of muscular and joint restrictions, he tends to go for the mini MPV type of cars, Nissan Note, Renault Modus, he finds them the best all-round with larger doors, and easy access and high-ish driving position
Cheers for that

Will ask her to go check out the Renault and Nissan.
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Yaris as mentioned above is a good option, bit higher than a lot of superminis but not a big step up in as some higher vehicles can be. Also Auris if she wants something larger as again its not a drop in when you get into it.
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Yaris as mentioned above is a good option, bit higher than a lot of superminis but not a big step up in as some higher vehicles can be. Also Auris if she wants something larger as again its not a drop in when you get into it.
Thanks will put those on the list too.

I'm guessing there's a reason why you see them driven by old biddies
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The Yaris is quite a good motor and must be one of the easiest to get in to.
The smallest, I believe is 1 litre could be less and is quite nippy, cheap to run and will hammer down the motorway all day at 70, no prob
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The Yaris is quite a good motor and must be one of the easiest to get in to.
The smallest, I believe is 1 litre, or less and is quite nippy, cheap to run and will hammer down the motorway all day at 70 with no prob.
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Okay just quickly config'd a 15k Yaris online and sending it via PC fax to my mum

Yaris TR 1.4 D-4D Multi Mode 5 door Hatchback

Paint: Island Blue - Metallic
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Do you really need to go for the diesel in the Yaris. Would avoid the 1.0litre model if she does any main A type road driving but the 1.3 / 1.4 petrol is a good option, quite nippy and easy on fuel.

Also plenty of deals around on prereg and lightly used stuff. My mum got a 1.3 TR 5 door a while back, was 3 months old as a prereg with 70 miles on clock, just over 9000 from memory.
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Do you really need to go for the diesel in the Yaris. Would avoid the 1.0litre model if she does any main A type road driving but the 1.3 / 1.4 petrol is a good option, quite nippy and easy on fuel.

Also plenty of deals around on prereg and lightly used stuff. My mum got a 1.3 TR 5 door a while back, was 3 months old as a prereg with 70 miles on clock, just over 9000 from memory.
Probably not....I blame Carl

Will look for a 1.3 VVT (i think that's the engine) Auto TR 5 door Pre Reg. Ta!
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He's right regarding the Yaris. My wife as the 1.3 VVT and gets 45mpg with town driving i.e. shops, school run etc so you would need to be doing a lot of miles to make the diesel worth it.
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He's right regarding the Yaris. My wife as the 1.3 VVT and gets 45mpg with town driving i.e. shops, school run etc so you would need to be doing a lot of miles to make the diesel worth it.
That's pretty impressive. I need to remember it's for my mum and not me, so all those torques in the denzel will be pretty bored most of the time.
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Yeah, we have been really please with the economy, couple that with the high seats and it makes a great town/city car.
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