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    I am new here.I am C5/6 complete.I am going to a seating clinic next month to start the process of getting a new powerchair.I am starting to look for what type of chair I want.I want tilt and recline.I know many have chairs that they are happy with.I would like to ask everyone for suggestions on powerchairs they would recommend? Thank you all.Looking forward to everything the CareCure Communty has to offer.

    Paul

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    Senior Member forestranger52's Avatar
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    Permobil, Quickie and Invacare make good chairs. I would avoid any Pride Mobility product as they are built cheap as possible and break down constantly. There are very good deals on ebay for barely used powerchairs.
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    Invacare can not sell any power chairs until they settle their consent decree with the FDA regarding improvements to their manufacturing process.

    ELYRIA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC) today announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a consent decree of injunction with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The consent decree, which is subject to the approval of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, relates to previously announced inspectional observations at the Company's corporate facility and its Taylor Street wheelchair manufacturing facility, both located in Elyria, Ohio. The decree limits production and certain design activities at the two Elyria facilities until they are inspected and certified to be in compliance with FDA regulations by an independent third-party expert, and the FDA has notified the Company that it appears to be in compliance with applicable requirements. All other worldwide manufacturing facilities within the Company remain in full operation.
    http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...-Terms-Consent
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    My mother was very happy with her Permobil C400, which had power tilt, recline, seat elevation, and leg rest elevation.

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    Have two p chairs,an old (10 years) quickie S626 and a 3 yr. permobile street. The quickie has the features you want and mine has been almost trouble free,also it goes like "Bat outta Hell" The permobile has not been so great, large for indoor use and i'm not impressed. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wire.paladin View Post
    Have two p chairs,an old (10 years) quickie S626 and a 3 yr. permobile street. The quickie has the features you want and mine has been almost trouble free,also it goes like "Bat outta Hell" The permobile has not been so great, large for indoor use and i'm not impressed. good luck.
    I've had Quickie and Invacare (first chair was E&J but they're out of the running now). Quickie's were fast and incredibly reliable. My Invacare has been a problem since the first week. I would never voluntarily buy another Invacare powerchair.

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    I had a Pride which was okay. I now use an Invacare TDX-SP which is okay, also, but it is a little rough riding. With the Invacare, I do have the elevating seat (9") and tilt-in-space features. If I could do it over, I would go with the Bounder. It has everything I would like plus elevates to 13". It is available with many "packages" and is 100% Made in America. You can go for speed at 11.6 MPH or go for higher torque for off-roading. More information is available here: http://www.wheelchairs.com/

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