The introduction of the motability scheme in 1976 afforded people with disabilities the freedom, independence and improved quality of life by giving them access to a wide variety of assisted transports. While many motability cars require some sort of deposit there are a number of brands offering NIL deposit mobility cars.
Different size cars, engine type fuel consumption and power along with how you use the car should also influence your choice. Also make sure you should take into account the type of adaptations to steering, pedals and hand brake you may require and if you need extra room or fittings for wheelchairs. Good motability dealers will be able to advise you what vehicle best suits your needs and pocket.
Your road conditions and type of regular journey you take will form part of your decision, 4X4 SUV would be useful if you travel over lots of rough country roads, whereas a larger estate or MPV car may suit you if you have a big family or a hatchback if you only want something to run around town in. Always check with a reputable motability dealer for the best advice and motability deals available.
If you are looking for a super-mini town car that’s cheap to maintain the Chevrolet Spark 1.2 litre is a great little car. It is an economical, 5-door, with good fuel consumption at 43 mpg and a practical urban vehicle. The basic Chevrolet Spark comes equipped with air-con, mp3 port, stereo and remote locking. There are some clever design features like the dial mounting above the steering wheel, ample space and ease of driving around town.