What Do Seniors Need To Consider When Buying a Vehicle?
May 12, 2007 8:34 AM Subscribe
My parents are seniors who, assuming their good health continues, will be able to drive for another 10 years or so. They're about to buy what will presumably be their last vehicle. In addition to the standard points to consider when choosing it, are there any factors associated with aging for them to keep in mind as they’re shopping?
posted by Amy NM to shopping (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For example, my father finds it difficult to get in and out of low-slung cars, so they’re thinking a truck would be best. However, there might be other issues that will come about with aging that would make a truck not such a good bet.
Suggestions for vehicles are very welcome too. They’re looking at spending between $10,000 and $15,000 Canadian and would like something that’s approximately 5 years old. They’d like it to be an automatic.
They pretty much only drive themselves and occasionally one or two other adults, never children. It would be used to drive around their small town (population approximately 900) and to drive in to the city on average about once every two weeks (it’s an hour’s drive each way).
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.