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I need a small used car with good fuel economy and easy access for three elderly passengers. I also want a decent sized boot for holiday luggage and simple driving controls. I have £7000 to spend, what...
On April 17 2010 you advised a reader that a Hyundai i10 1.2 auto was a great little car. At that time I was 82 and with similar needs, so I took your advice and bought an i10 auto. It has proven to be...
We are an elderly couple looking for a new and accessible car. We do about 2000 miles per year and want a car with a petrol engine, four doors and automatic gearbox. Can you suggest something suitable...
I currently drive an Audi A1 1.4i Sport. It has just three doors and I want to change it for a five door variant. I am in my 70s and do about 6000 miles per year, what would you recommend?
My mum had a minor stroke recently, and wants to return to driving ASAP - she is 81 years old. I think the DVLA says you have to wait a minimum of a month, and I'm going to ask her GP to assess her first,...
We are in our seventies with clean driving licences. We also have creaking joints and blue badges. We do not anticipate carrying wheel chairs, yet. Due to a low seat height it is becoming difficult to...
Could you please tell me which SUV has the best legroom and roof height for OAP's with knee problems? Looking at a Honda CR-V, its swept-back roof line makes that one unlikely; so perhaps a Skoda or Subaru?
Have you or your readers come across instances of motoring age discrimination? I telephoned a local vehicle rental company recently to ask about van hire. When I told them my age (I’m 80) was told no hiring...
Yesterday, at the age of 85, I very successfully passed my third Hampshire County Council Driving Assessment before renewing my licence. The only minor comment, which in the opinion of the examiner would...
I am 80 years old and began driving at 16. I was a motor engineer including in both army and civilian times, and I have passed driving tests on motor bikes, tracked vehicles, heavy goods, public service...
 

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