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Please help disabled driver choose a car

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭worlds goodest teecher


    I was also advised that if I hold off I could buy a more suitable car now and retrospectively apply when the scheme is changed. That advice was from an organisation aiding disabled drivers



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Am going to sell my Golf to my Sister. She's looking for an upgrade on her 2nd hand, 20 year old Yaris. Car salesman said it makes things more straightforward too.



  • Registered Users Posts: 73,356 ✭✭✭✭colm_mcm


    It makes sense from the VAT point of view anyway, most garages would keep the 2 transactions separate for that reason.

    your sister would struggle to find a car for what the garage were giving you, so everyone wins.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Car is coming in 2 weeks & will be registered in July



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Hi all. Can anyone suggest where I can get a seat wedge cushion for a disabled driver? Needs to be a sloped one?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Sister isn't taking the car now



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21


    Some sister she is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Ah now............



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    New car arrived at the car dealers today. :-)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Gant21


    Well wear. I hope you told your sister where to go.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Can anyone help me with this query please?


    I'm just wondering what will happen with the two cars next week? I've ti bring my current car to Motability on Monday morning for them to have a look at what I currently have in my car.

    The garage is bringing the new car up to Motability on the same day. I have the car booked in for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get done. Will I wait to apply for the DD1 until after 1st July, and how long will it take for the letter of authorisation(or whatever it's called now) to come back?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭worlds goodest teecher


    Had my PMC application meeting on Monday. The Dr. asked a great no. of questions. He said that he would be discussing my case with his colleague and I would have an answer in a couple of weeks.

    He encouraged me to apply for the parking disc separately.

    I think that he said that the application would have to be sent to Dublin, but I'm not sure.

    What is the process from here?



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,629 ✭✭✭✭Mental Mickey


    Got the new car on Friday. Have to say, it's deadly. Loads of space in it. Haven't taken it on any long drives yet, but when I have driven it, I'm realising just how powerful it is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,065 ✭✭✭✭Gael23


    How did this go? I had brain surgery which restricts the movement of my arms and legs but dies not make them useless?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭worlds goodest teecher


    Waiting on appeal. Most recent appeals board all resigned, a long time ago. I rang the NRH last week to see if there had been any progress in appointing a new board but they haven't.




    So in short, no progress.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,954 ✭✭✭Casati




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭worlds goodest teecher


    Does anyone know what the protocol is with the PMC and SEAI grant for a new ev if one was to qualify for both? A car salesman told me that it is one or the other, not both.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,121 ✭✭✭Goose81


    Be very very careful with an EV being retrofit with a wheelchair ramp etc. Mother friend got a brand new Toyota hybrid maybe 2 years ago that was converted and it ran out of battery etc so much (car was dead wouldn't start) it had to be returned and she was subsequently told it should never have been converted and the car was not remotely suitable to ever be converted to take a lift or whatever she got done to it. She lost circa 30k or something as the car had to be returned back to normal for trade in and was then a damaged vehicle as it has been modified to take the lift etc and then she had to pay for another vehicle to be converted.

    I don't understand why as I would have thought they fit a battery pack purely to power the ramp and don't use the regular car battery and the specifics were never given to me but just thought I would pass on the info.

    Not sure if that is the case with a pure EV but I would get in writing from the company what sort of warranty they are offering etc



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,091 ✭✭✭worlds goodest teecher


    I appreciate your advice. I am not in a wheelchair. I have ataxia and related leg, arm and cognitive issues. Steering wheel controls would make driving much safer for me.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭Legits


    Can I ask on the scheme I have received approval from the CRO on the VRT Exemption they then state I need to make alterations to the car to apply for a VAT Refund.

    I am unclear on this as I am a carer and driver for my mother the car doesnt require alterations as she is a passenger. Will I still be entitled to a VAT Refund?



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