Cars for the elderly/arthritic?


My Mom needs a new used car. She has severe arthritis and needs a higher seat. She has been in Pontiac Vibes and PT Cruisers that she can get in and out of more easily due to the higher seat height but I can only spend a few thousand on a car for her. She only goes out once or twice a week around town…

Any advice on a less expensive car or small SUV with a higher seat that she can slide into instead of having to sit down and hoist out of??



The Subaru Forester has seats that are, literally, butt-height. You don’t have to lower yourself into the seat, and you don’t have to climb up–you just slide in. Perhaps a used Forester would fit the bill for your Mom.