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    Hi... ! This is Ryan. I'm from Ireland. I have Audi Q5. This is the best SUV and perfect for my family. When I was searching some good stuff related to automobiles specially cars; I came across to this forum and I just stumbled on this site and was so excited to join. I like this forum as well I found it very much informative. I'm glad to be a part of this community. I hope, it would be very helpful for me.

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    Question Re: Hi Everyone - Newbie Introduction

    Hi all, not a petrol head but love to drive and loved all my cars. I am now in a situation due to a back injury where I need to find a replacement for my beloved IX35; I am looking for an automatic MPV or 4X4 - something high up as my hips have to be higher than my knees - and I need a low fit accelerator pedal. By this I mean a pedal that is more parallel to the floor, doesnt require me to flex my foot too much. This was a real issue with the IX35 and it seems other than the Mini, there are no cars out there anymore with floor fixed accelerator pedals which are ideal. It also doesn't help that Im 5'2" tall and have a belly.

    So being a girl and married to a man who isn't into cars except as a means to get from A-B, I am googling like mad to no avail!

    Hopefully someone out there can give me some advice.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soetkoekie View Post
    Hi all, not a petrol head but love to drive and loved all my cars. I am now in a situation due to a back injury where I need to find a replacement for my beloved IX35; I am looking for an automatic MPV or 4X4 - something high up as my hips have to be higher than my knees - and I need a low fit accelerator pedal. By this I mean a pedal that is more parallel to the floor, doesnt require me to flex my foot too much. This was a real issue with the IX35 and it seems other than the Mini, there are no cars out there anymore with floor fixed accelerator pedals which are ideal. It also doesn't help that Im 5'2" tall and have a belly.

    So being a girl and married to a man who isn't into cars except as a means to get from A-B, I am googling like mad to no avail!

    Hopefully someone out there can give me some advice.

    Thanks
    Hello and welcome to the Motor Car Forum.
    You have made your situation very clear - I suggest you don't attempt to make a new career writing for glamour magazines (or any magazine at all) as I suspect you would have a great deal of trouble telling lies and that means government work is also out...

    4-wheel drive off-road type vehicles are ok up to a point but can be expensive to run and repair and are quite ungainly and inelegant things. Unless you find one that particularly suits your needs I suggest you cross them from your list and concentrate on the wide variety of people carriers (mpv's) that are available in all sizes and performance levels today.
    OR, how about considering a van?

    It shouldn't be beyond most good garages or any of the specialist mobility suppliers to fabricate the parts needed to convert most vehicles to your (simple) requirements and fit an organ-type accelerator pedal and possibly even a hand throttle (though some of those types aren't really safe with auto).

    As you say, organ-type accelerator pedals used to be common fitments when cars used to have higher seating arrangements and the other pedals arranged so they needed to be pushed down as much as pushed forward. With today's seating arrangements pedals need to be pushed forward which is mostly incompatible with the organ-pedal arrangement but with the higher seating of the people carrier the tendency is again to push the pedals down...

    If you prefer a manual transmission, mobility converters can provide power assissted clutches and, if necessary, all manner of hand controls...
    If you are able to buy new vehicles and change them at relatively low mileage/age automatic transmission probably will give you little bother but can be really expensive and inconvenient bad news on older vehicles and is best avoided if possible.

    Best of luck with your search and please come back from time-to-time and tell us more...

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    Hi Verne, thanks for the speedy reply.
    I am worried that having any modifications to the pedals will result in higher insurance premiums. I did see a Vauxhaul Meriva with the flatter pedals but I'm not a Vauxhaul fan (oooh will this honesty cause an avalanche of protests from Vauxhaul enthusiasts?) Nissans and Citroens are too high, will have to look at other offerings. Not keen on spending money on a new car.

    Will let you know how I get on.
    Thanks again




    Quote Originally Posted by verne View Post
    Hello and welcome to the Motor Car Forum.
    You have made your situation very clear - I suggest you don't attempt to make a new career writing for glamour magazines (or any magazine at all) as I suspect you would have a great deal of trouble telling lies and that means government work is also out...

    4-wheel drive off-road type vehicles are ok up to a point but can be expensive to run and repair and are quite ungainly and inelegant things. Unless you find one that particularly suits your needs I suggest you cross them from your list and concentrate on the wide variety of people carriers (mpv's) that are available in all sizes and performance levels today.
    OR, how about considering a van?

    It shouldn't be beyond most good garages or any of the specialist mobility suppliers to fabricate the parts needed to convert most vehicles to your (simple) requirements and fit an organ-type accelerator pedal and possibly even a hand throttle (though some of those types aren't really safe with auto).

    As you say, organ-type accelerator pedals used to be common fitments when cars used to have higher seating arrangements and the other pedals arranged so they needed to be pushed down as much as pushed forward. With today's seating arrangements pedals need to be pushed forward which is mostly incompatible with the organ-pedal arrangement but with the higher seating of the people carrier the tendency is again to push the pedals down...

    If you prefer a manual transmission, mobility converters can provide power assissted clutches and, if necessary, all manner of hand controls...
    If you are able to buy new vehicles and change them at relatively low mileage/age automatic transmission probably will give you little bother but can be really expensive and inconvenient bad news on older vehicles and is best avoided if possible.

    Best of luck with your search and please come back from time-to-time and tell us more...

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    Default Re: Hi Everyone - Newbie Introduction

    Nobody ever caused a storm of protest on this site by not liking something - I can understand you not being a fan of a particular marque: I am becoming quite cynical about all motor manufacturers and motoring in general...

    The costs involved, the poor designs that are less and less practical in everyday use and exclude local labour from fixing them and how uneconomic repair is possible much earlier, forcing many people to scrap relatively young cars and the poor build quality of some of them that still makes body corrosion a big issue...

    Vauxhall produce a relatively good product - when they are new - but the build quality of some of them can be quite bad and some are really good. When buying older examples it is wise to be cautious!
    Even the computers and robots that make the things these days are capable of producing "lemons", it seems...

    My mother used to say "you have a tongue in your head"...
    It is probably wise to ask about insurance premiums and modifications first - modifications can't automatically mean higher premiums or we would have heard the storm of protest from the many users of mobility vehicles.
    I have one experience where modifying a car by fitting a larger engine actually lowered the premium by a significant amount...

    Good luck with your search - at least it is good to have an excuse to drive lots of strange cars at someone else's expense...

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    Hey everyone, another newbie here from London who goes by Gabby


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