Ramp charger

We are confounded. We need an estate or similar to take two large dogs and be able fit a wheelchair hoist. Budget is around £15,000. we have at present a Mazda 5 which is rather expensive to run. We could finance the new car through Motability or put up the finance ourselves. Your advice would be much appreciated.

Asked on 8 May 2010 by R.D. via e-mail

Answered by Honest John
Why not a Citroen Berlingo Blaze by GM Coachwork? The low floor conversion of the rear compartment provides generous rear headroom of 1,372mm (4ft 6in) and a very shallow angle for the fold-out, non-slip surfaced light alloy ramp. The lowered floor is wide enough to accommodate full-size wheelchairs. The Berlingo Blaze comes with a single Citroën folding rear seat for one passenger, enabling the wheelchair passenger to be carried alongside. Or, as an option, GM Coachwork will provide two custom-made rear passenger seats - allowing the wheelchair passenger to be carried centrally. The Berlingo Blaze, based on the Multispace 1.6i VT, is priced from £13,995 (for Motability customers - £495 advance payment and full Mobility allowance), while the Berlingo Multispace 1.6HDi XTR based model is priced from £15,995 (or for Motability customers - £1,195 advance payment and full Mobility allowance).
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