Which cars have a low boot sill for wheelchair loading?

My wife and I are both in our late 70s and we have a disabled son (spina bifida) who is 50 years old. We have two cars, one a Skoda Roomster, which my wife drives (and which is registered disabled for our son), and I drive a Toyota Auris. We are happy with both cars, but my wife finds it very difficult to lift the wheelchair into the boot of the Roomster because of the relatively high rear sill - the Roomster car boot is spacious enough. We have looked at a number of possible cars which may have low tailgate sills, including the Citroen/Renault, Fiat, Volkswagen and Peugeot ranges, but wondered if you have had a query of this nature before and if so, could you please advise us as to what you feel would be suitable? Our annual mileage is low (up to seven thousand per year) and our driving is mostly local and certainly non-motorway these days.

Asked on 26 January 2013 by RM, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Answered by Honest John
I generally recommend www.brotherwood.com because they seen to be the best at these conversions. But Citroen offers an approved conversion of its Berlingo Multispace, available from all Citroen dealers. The conversions that involve a rear floor that drops down to form a ramp are expensive, but you recoup a lot of the outlay when selling secondhand. Section of links to suppliers of disability aids in this directory: www.honestjohn.co.uk/useful-websites/specialists/
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