Please recommend an automatic for an elderly couple capable of carrying golf bags and electric trolleys?

Can you please recommend an economic automatic car, not van, to accommodate at least a husband of 82 and a wife of 77 with arthritis, two golf bags and two electric trolleys. We currently have one car each.

Asked on 27 October 2010 by JC, Farnham

Answered by Honest John
Nissan Note 1.6 automatic, KIA Venga 1.6 automatic or Hyundai ix20 1.6 automatic. Or, smaller, a Hyundai i10 1.2 automatic, Suzuki Splash 1.2 automatic or Vauxhall Agila 1.2 automatic.
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