I am looking for a replacement for my parents Mondeo - father is finding it too low to climb out of easily. I have considered the Scenic but have been put off by reliability problems, and don`t really want a 4x4. Any ideas please? It needs a lot of (passenger) legroom and large doors if poss.
My wife has a Yaris Verso and I echo what HJ says about access - it also has a huge grab rail which helps. There is also a road test of the Verso on this site which talks specifically about ease of access.
My father is currently in a similar situation. His Audi A3 Sport looks and drives really nicely, but he wants something a bit more versatile for loading, easier to get in and out of especially for very aged relatives travelling in the back! He also wants a perfectly reliable vehicle, which the Audi has not been and one which is capable of devouring long motorway journeys with ease.
He has looked at and driven the Nissan Almera Tino and seems rather impressed. He also plans to look at the Toyota Corrolla Verso.
I imagine either of these would be interesting to your father too.
Thanks for the helpful comments on the Corrolla Verso. Of course I had read the test drive report!
This car is now off the list because the dealer (Moons of Eccleston) were incredibly unhelpful when my father contacted them to arrange a test drive. The Yaris Verso was never on the list because, to quote my father, "I wouldn't want to be seen in one of them. They look awful."
The current favourite is a Honda Jazz, the versatility of which is a big selling point, as is a helpful dealer in Preston. The stiff suspension is not a problem.
Does anyone have any comments on the suitability of this car for long motorway journeys?