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We are a couple in our later years. Healthy and active 70 and 80 year olds! We do a reduced mileage now average 5000 per year, but still envisage taking our car into Europe occasionally. Currently we drive...
My father-in-law is 90 years of age. Within the last two years, he had two accidents which he said were not his fault but his insurance company paid out on the basis he was to blame and we think they were...
I am over 70 and in good health. Under the latest lockdown rules am I allowed to use my car for reasons other than shopping?
It appears that the Government will be 'forcing' the over-70's to stay indoors. Surely, I can take my car out for a drive (on my own, windows shut and full tank of fuel)? Not only will it keep the car...
I'm 80-years-old and have driven since I was 20. I now want a smaller car with good all-round vision and sprightly acceleration. What do you recommend?
What petrol car do you suggest for easy OAP access and a comfortable ride?
An elderly relative (86 and in good health) has been quoted a renewal premium of £1562 by Lexus, with whom he has been for some years, for his 2009 Lexus RX450H Hybrid. He drives no more than 5000 miles...
I'm renewing my driving licence at 70 and I want to maintain it for riding a small motorcycle - a lambretta up to 150cc. Can I do it online or must I fill out something special?
I would like your advice on behalf of my elderly parents please. They are looking for a new small SUV or hatchback with a low boot lip to load my sister's wheelchair without having to lift it up too high....
I need a small, easy to drive car for my parents. They have severe back problems and need soft suspension and, ideally, wide opening doors. If it was economical that would be better - but comfort is more...
 

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