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    Question Best 2-Door Vehicles

    I am a T-12 para looking to replace a 2001 Cadillac Eldorado with a newer 2-door vehicle. I currently transfer into the driver?s seat, fold my Quickie, pull it into the car and slide it behind the passenger seat. It fits well without having to remove the wheels. However, the car keeps breaking down and is no longer reliable.

    Does anyone use or know of any current model 2-door cars that can accommodate a wheelchair behind the passenger seat? In the past I was able to use the same process in a Cougar and in a Thunderbird, but it seems like 2-door cars have gotten much smaller. Does anyone have any experience with current 2-door cars?

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    Sorry. I posted this same question earlier on this forum but could not find the replies. I have since figured it out. Sorry for the repeat. My bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy8 View Post
    Sorry. I posted this same question earlier on this forum but could not find the replies. I have since figured it out. Sorry for the repeat. My bad!
    May I ask how you solved the problem. If you stayed with a car and find workable 2 or 4 door?
    Thanks

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    BMW 3 series fit a chair nicely they are pretty roomy . Also doge challenger are big like the older cars you discribed but go to a dealer they will usually be more than happy to have you try it out just act like you plan on buying from them

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    I have a 2009 Chevy Colorado extended cab that works really well. The suicide style rear door makes loading my TiLite TX chair very easy. I also lowered the truck 3" so the seat height is same as my cushion height so transfers are easy too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rshadd View Post
    I have a 2009 Chevy Colorado extended cab that works really well. The suicide style rear door makes loading my TiLite TX chair very easy. I also lowered the truck 3" so the seat height is same as my cushion height so transfers are easy too.



    What's your routine for getting the chair in and out? Do you reach behind the seat and pull the chair in or ?. I'm interested because I've been thinking about a lowered truck for awhile and it looks like you've got it figured out.

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    Well since you currently are driving a 2001 car, I am going to assume used is not a problem for you.

    - The Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon as RShadd suggested. New model is tall, and expensive.
    - Ford Ranger last made in 2011, prior to the new model that just came out.
    - Honda Element, last made in 2011. I almost got one of these
    - There is a small Saturn with a small suicide door behind the driver's door. Has not been made in a long time
    - Mazda MPV or Mazda 5 (2004?2016)
    - Have you looked at any of the two door GM products, Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, etc
    - Toyota FJ Cruiser. Kind of tall, has a big blind spot (so I have read) and is expensive
    - If you want to go old school cool Mercedes had a two door sedan back in the 70's and 80's. Diesel

    I may have the dates wrong on some of these, but you get the idea. If I was looking to replace my current vehicle, I would think long and hard about a low mileage Honda Element AWD. It would take a little time to find, but I am sure they are out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe-MN View Post
    - Mazda MPV or Mazda 5 (2004?2016)
    I have a 2014 Mazda 5 and there is no way I can fit a Quickie Xenon behind the passenger seat. The car seems to have rather limited rear leg space compared to my daily runaround 2010 Nissan Tiida (Versa in the USA)
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    Andy and Nick,
    I hope I don?t drive you guys nuts with all my questions. First, let me say I am already jealous. I sat in the Red Eye and the Scat Pack and fell in love with both. Once I built out the Red Eye with all the options I wanted I quickly had a reality check and decided I better start with a basic model. Driving cars too fast for my own good is what got me in this jam in the first place. Lol! Also, I wanted full leather seats. If I understood correctly I could only get full leather in the V-6 model or in the Hell Cats. I am not sure if that is accurate or just my concerned family trying to steer me towards the V-6.

    So, to make a long story even longer, I ordered an STX with full leather. I have never owned a car with a V-6 before and I am a bit concerned I am going to miss the bigger engine. My thought is to start with the SXT and work out all the kinks before jumping into a Red Eye and learning it?s just too much car for me.

    I am am curious how you guys stow your chairs in the Challengers. Am I out of my mind thinking I can fit my chair behind the front passenger seat folded up with the wheels on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy8 View Post
    Andy and Nick,
    I hope I don?t drive you guys nuts with all my questions. First, let me say I am already jealous. I sat in the Red Eye and the Scat Pack and fell in love with both. Once I built out the Red Eye with all the options I wanted I quickly had a reality check and decided I better start with a basic model. Driving cars too fast for my own good is what got me in this jam in the first place. Lol! Also, I wanted full leather seats. If I understood correctly I could only get full leather in the V-6 model or in the Hell Cats. I am not sure if that is accurate or just my concerned family trying to steer me towards the V-6.

    So, to make a long story even longer, I ordered an STX with full leather. I have never owned a car with a V-6 before and I am a bit concerned I am going to miss the bigger engine. My thought is to start with the SXT and work out all the kinks before jumping into a Red Eye and learning it?s just too much car for me.

    I am am curious how you guys stow your chairs in the Challengers. Am I out of my mind thinking I can fit my chair behind the front passenger seat folded up with the wheels on?
    That V6 is like 300hp, and the 1st gear in that 8 speed is shockingly low, it will be quite peppy. So what color? Plus Package? Blacktop Package? HK 900 watt sound with 2 10" subs? And yeah, to get the non-alcantara stuff, it is V6 or Hellcat. Used to be you could get an SRT 6.4 with the leather, but the SRT went by the wayside and it is what it is now. V6 or jail time, lol.

    I have a non-folder chair. I can get the wheels and frame broken down scattered across the back seat well enough. It is easier though to just keep the wheels on the back seat and the frame on the front seat. I never had a folding chair, so I dont know how that might work or what is involved using one of those in a car

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