Cars without transmission humps?
September 10, 2011 11:25 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: he needs a new (or new used) car, but there are complications.....
posted by easily confused to shopping (17 answers total)
Asking for a friend: he's currently driving a high-milage 14-year-old Chevy; it still runs, mostly, but he knows he needs to replace it, the sooner the better. The big problem is that he drives using his left leg, because his right knee does not bend at all --- so he lays his right leg over to the right of the car (sort of into the right passenger's footwell). This means he needs a car without a transmission hump between the front seats: he cannot drive a car with a transmission hump, because then he can't move his right leg over and out of the way. So his preferences & requirements:
1. No transmission hump between the front seats --- this is absolutely non-negotiable!
2. He'd prefer something either new or at least no more than 3-4 years old.
3. He prefers sedans, even better 4-door sedans; but will happily consider other vehicles, as long as they're relatively low to the ground --- that bad leg of his precludes climbing into something high.
He's not too concerned about cost (within reason: no Rolls Royces!), import or export, etc.; he just needs to find a vehicle he can drive.
We're in Alexandria, Va., if it matters. Thanks in advance!
PS --- he's in his fifties, otherwise pretty healthy, and there's no way to fix for his right knee (it's a bone problem that dates from his childhood) short of a total leg amputation: so no, he can't swap over to driving 'normal', sorry.