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I need a car or SUV big enough to transport an electric mobility scooter in the back but small enough for a female with leg disabilities to be able to get in and out of comfortably. Need something reliable and reasonable. Have been looking at Jeep Gr

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Must hold electric mobility cart in back
Must be automatic transmission
Must be easy to get in and out of (not too small, not too large)
Must be reliable and not be a finicky car

Priorities: Cargo capacity / Handling / Reliability & durability

Need minimum of 2 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 150
Maximum age: 15 years

Maximum price: US $ 5000

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Response from samuel.bethune

9:04 am December 30, 2016

For the money you want to spend, the Jeep Grand Cherokee would be okay but it would not be my first choice. Try to find a V8 if you can because the V6s are underpowered and those scooters are pretty heavy. The gas mileage is about the same with either engine. Check the transmission and transfer case as these have been major problems in some model years.

A better choice might be a Ford Explorer or a Chevy Tahoe. The Explorer is the better of these two, with a proven drivetrain, better fuel mileage, and better maneuverability than the Chevy. 2001-2006 models can frequently be found in the $2000 to $5000 range. Some of these had trouble with ABS sensors but it's not a serious problem and is fairly easy to fix.

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Ford Explorer
Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban

Response from colin42

9:46 am January 1, 2017

You could look at minivans. If you don't need something the size of a typical minivan then look at the Mazda 5 or Kia Rondo

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Mazda Mazda5
Kia Rondo

Response from LectroFuel

8:07 pm January 1, 2017

Jeeps arent usually unreliable. I think a minivan would be best for you. We own a 2002 Honda Odyssey with 170k miles. The ride is extremely comfortable, it's one of the easiest cars to get into and out of, and the trunk is ginormous, especially when the 3rd row seats are down. It's weird, but the van handles like a taller Accord. The steering feel is great. The downsides are road noise and a bad sound system. The only problems we had were the recalled transmission which was fixed for free, one power sliding door jam, which was fixed under warranty, an alternator, a starter, an engine mount, and a bad head gasket. The only other good minivan is the Toyota Sienna. You would want one 2004 or newer when they did the redesign. This one is more luxurious than the odyssey, but less practical, and in cheaper trims, not as good as the Odyssey. This would probably be a little more reliable than the Honda, too. The Honda is faster and has more power.
The important thing is that minivans are easy to get into and out of. They are big, but not tall.

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Honda Odyssey
Toyota Sienna

Response from samuel.bethune

10:23 pm January 1, 2017

I've owned enough Hondas in my time to know that their reputation for dependability varies depending on the model. Early Odysseys (2001-2005) have an unusually high rate of failure with the automatic transaxle so if you're considering one, check to see if the transmission has been replaced or repaired. If the vehicle has over 100,000 miles it probably has been because failures occurred fairly early.

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Response from ejulien6

3:47 pm January 3, 2017

Based on your criteria I would recommend the Mazda 5. Scion XB or Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. All three are relialble, meet your needs and can be found in the price and mileage range you specified.

Must hold electric mobility cart in back
Must be automatic transmission
Must be easy to get in and out of (not too small, not too large)
Must be reliable and not be a finicky car


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Mazda Mazda5
Scion xB
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Response from NormT

7:41 am July 17, 2017

Mobility Ventures MV-1 is design for wheel chair in mindsl.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-mobility-ventures-mv-1-first-drive-review

The Dodge Carvan also works and can be had less expensive while looking like a normal mini van.

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Dodge Grand Caravan
Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager
Chrysler Town & Country
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