We are looking to find an affordable vehicle with a large enough opening to fit the wench and a motorized wheelchair inside the vehicle so I don't have to lift it anymore. Plus still have room for us inside. We do take road trips so it would be nice to have room for luggage etc. We don't want to spend any money lowering floors etc./ There are local places that do that. The cost to do that can be upwards of $20K. Toyota will rebate $1000 towards the installation of a mobility device.
It's not a scooter. It is collapsible motorized wheelchair. When folded it is the size of a fat (non-umbrella) stroller about 12" thick with 11" wheels. Only trouble is it is 70lbs. I can lift it now, but later might be another story. It fits standing up into our car, but I have to tilt it into the opening to get it in. No fun. I would rather have a vehicle where it will fit right in without tipping this way and that, or manhandling since I am not a man and I don't want to handle it any more than I already do. P.S. I will avoid a mini van at all cost. I would rather have a full size van than a mini van. That's just me and personal preference. I think we're just going to have to go to dealerships with a tape measure and measure all the openings. Or go to the wench installer and see what car they recommend. Thanks though.
Funny. We just were talking about the Honda Pilot today. That and the Mazda CX9. We are loyal customers to Parkway Family KIA/Mazda. Have bought several cars there from Linda over the years. Maybe they could cut us a deal on a Mazda?