In Reply to: Way off topic - advice on disability issues posted by Dave N on October 06, 1999 at 10:47:18:
The vehicle I've seen most often converted for easy access for disabled people are the GMC Safari/ Chevy Astro van- the REALLY big ones. I'm not an expert on the situation, but I don't think getting one converted would be too expensive; prehaps go to a Chevy dealer and ask them? And I've seen a Mustang converted for easy access for wheelchair bound people- in the form of special rigging in the passenger seat, so you could get a few modifications for your 3-series and use that, but one of those big vans would be the optimal choice, in my opinion.
: This is way off topic but I need your help since I am addicted to this board. You may reply by e-mail to save band width.
: One of my parents suffered a stroke a few months ago. Now she is scheduled to leave the nursing home. Obviously, the E46 is not a good vehicle for transporting a person with limited mobility. So, I need advice from you guys who are in the same boat:
: 1. What kind of vehicle do you recommend? I am thinking of the Honda minivan.
: 2. How expensive will it be to do a conversion for wheelchair access? Do you have a recommendation for a place in the San Francisco area? Or is there a dealer who already sells wheelchair-ready vehicles?
: 3. How easy is it to get a disabled person license?
: Thanks in advance. I would appreciate any comments.