Though I am a "Truck Guy" I have moved my 86-year-old mother into my home to
live with us.
As she cannot get into my truck or my mini van I need a four-door sedan.
As I have out of the car market for years and years I have no idea what there
is out there that will serve our purpose.
I want the biggest %#@*&@ four door sedan there is. I want a Hummer2 that is as
low as a car so she can get in and out of it. She has a really bad hip and
can't step up or down out of anything except a car.
I know or think the Town car is the biggest around. Am I right? I'd even
consider a (I hate to say this) GM or Chrysler product. And maybe if I slam my
fingers in a car door several times I'd even look at a foreign car.
I want big and four doors. Since it won't be used all that much I'd like to
stay with a 1999 or 2000 year and somewhere around $5000 or so.
Thanks for your help
Biggest? Um - a F250 crew cab with a long bed that's been lowered and has
the neon running boards and the 1000 watt stereo system and...
My recommendation would be a Crow Vic or a Park Avenue. Both are well
made large cars with tons of rear seat room. Need bigger? Get an
older Buick Roadmaster. Biggest cushiest boat Buick ever made.
Swallows up people like a VW bug in one of those college car stuffing
If you cannot find a satisfactory Ford product, I would suggest looking at
late-80s Caprices. My brother picked up a 305 powered, 700-R4 car with
the police suspension package for around $3k. Find one with a throttle
body induction (skip the worthless feedback carbs) and stick with a 305 or
350. The previous owner had all the maintanance records on my bro's,
and in 160,000 miles its only problems have been a leak in the AC, the
upper bushing in the distributor went bad, and it took a new set of
shocks at 100k. It certainly fits the bill as
a large, cushy, four-door, easy entry/exit car, and if you look around for
a awhile, you can still find good ones for pretty low cost.
On Sat, 17 Jan 2004 09:18:39 -0700, Indianaradio wrote:
remove 'spamsucks' from mail addy for replies.
I fart in Darl McBride's general direction.
The Lincoln Town Car is probably the biggest Ford car available in the
US. However, for an 86 year old person of limited mobility, you may
want to consider which dimension the bigness should be in. Some such
people prefer low floor, high ceiling cars for ease of entry and exit.
So it is possible that a smaller but taller car may be easier for her
to get in and out of.
If you strongly prefer Ford, you may want to be aware that Ford owns
or controls Mazda, Volvo, and Jaguar as well as Mercury and Lincoln.
That may give you more choices of vehicles to look at.
Timothy J. Lee
Or they could change the pedals like they've suggested for years and
start making cars with automatic transmissions that have the brake pedal
to the left, so that you have to use your left foot to brake.
Virtually impossible to mix up the pedals that way and you get faster
reaction times(though it takes a month or so to relearn, much like
driving stick for the first time)
Sorry to confuzzzzzzzz you'll but she won't be driving the car.
Unlike most people over 70 or so that shouldn't be driving, still have
license, still drive into there late eighties.
She told me one day that she didn't think she was as good as she use to be at
driving and that she wasn't going to renew her license. I think she was 75 or
so. I was supprised.
I really always felt safe the few times she drove with me in her car and I
really thought I wouldn't have to have THAT TALK with her for several years.
But She knew way before I noticed anything. I just wish older people were that
aware of their shortcoming behind the wheel like she was.
Me, you can pry my keys from my hands at 102 if I'm dead, maybe.
But I want to thank you all for your input.
Gonna sell her 86 Olds Delta Braun with 50,000 miles and buy her a new car. I
get to drive:)
The is a common misconception. While it is true that Crown Vic
and Grand Marquis, are basically the same vehicle built in the
same plant with different styling, different prices and options,
the Town car is a completely separate vehicle from those. The
T-Car does use the same engine and tranny but it is built on a
different chassis with a larger heavier frame, with a different
body, different suspension and it is built in a different
I have had excellent luck with my parents (85) and my Crown Vic. My Dad
can't walk and Mom uses a walker. Mom gets in and out by herself.
Mine is a '95 - they're quite cheap these days. I live in Ohio now (but a
born Hoosier) and I understand the Ohio Highway Patrol sells their cars
before they reach 100k miles. I guess lots of local police buy them but a
state auction would be a good start...
four door sedan there is. I want a Hummer2 that
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