Hi everyone. I’m looking to buy a used car for my 82-year old father. I wanted to buy him a brand new car, but sadly I simply don’t have the money. My dad is suffering from arthritis and his mobility is not what it used to be. I have no idea how much longer he plans on driving. I would prefer he doesn’t drive at all, but you know how dads are!
I really don’t know what to take into consideration for senior citizens when looking for a good used car. Obviously it must be mechanically reliable. He is not going to drive long distances. He is not tech savvy. The fewer bells and whistles it has the better. I would think a car that is easy to get in and out, along with comfortable seating would be important. We live in suburban Chicago, so perhaps AWD or 4WD for the winter? I don’t know what else to think about for him.
I don’t have a lot of money. Is there anything good for under $10K?
I would appreciate any recommendations, especially from anyone has been (or is currently) in a similar situation.