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Need a practical car with good access for elderly passenger - any ideas?

I am planning to change my car soon. I'm currently driving a Honda Civic 2.2 diesel. I've had it eight years and love it. Sadly it is no longer suitable for my elderly mother of 86 and small neurotic terrier. Mum is only 4ft 11 inches tall and even the Honda HR-V is too tall to easily access the passenger seat. Can you recommend something will a large boot, lots of rear leg room and easy access?

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My 92 year old 5' mum with knackered knees and hips could get into the HR-V I had for a year and, of course, the Magic rear seats shared with the Civic and Jazz leave plenty of room for a dog to run around in the back. Alternatively, think small MPV with a lower floor, such as a Ford B-Max.
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