Which automatic car is best for a disabled driver?

Due to a leg injury, I find it hard to use a clutch efficiently. I have a loss of feeling in my leg which makes it hard to gauge the bite when driving. Like many with injuries or disabilities, a manual is no longer an option.

I am looking for a reliable and good automatic to get around. I have started looking at the Mercedes-Benz A-Class CVT and Ford Fiesta automatic. These have generally good feedback and I can find several for around £6000 with 70,000 miles on the clock.

Do you know of any major issues with these models? Do the gear boxes last? Do they suffer any major rust issues?

Asked on 1 September 2016 by Gavin Hyde

Answered by Honest John
Nice to drive, but such serious issues with Fiesta PowerShift clutch packs that Ford is being ordered to buy the cars back in some countries. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/fiesta-2013/?se.../ Old model A Class CVT here: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/mercedes-benz/a-clas...d
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