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    Side access WAV'S on Motability

    Hi, I wondered if anyone knows of any other side loading wav available on the motability scheme other than a fiat doblo in front? and by side loading I mean where the vehicle has a lift or ramp from the side and not the rear, thank you.

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    If you use the WAV Search tool on Motability's website, there is an option for Side or Rear entry. There are a few to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithl View Post
    If you use the WAV Search tool on Motability's website, there is an option for Side or Rear entry. There are a few to choose from.
    I did but it would appear there is only one option (the Fiat Doblo in front) which came as quite a surprise to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrybigtime View Post
    I did but it would appear there is only one option (the Fiat Doblo in front) which came as quite a surprise to me.
    Try again, with no other criteria selected, I got 26.

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    Yes I saw the selection, but when you look at each of the vehicles individually they all (bar the Fiat Doblo) have a ramp or lift at the rear of the vehicle and not at the side as per my question, and it would appear if you need a vehicle with a side ramp and are not a lover of the Fiat Doblo your choice is very limited.

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    I think that you need to dig a bit deeper into the results, and the adapters websites.

    Although the advertising pictures do show rear ramps/lifts (and the little wheeelchair at the back) this is because they are the most popular options.

    If you look closer then you will find that side access is an option.

    The choice is limited but here are a side access Vauxhall and a Volkswagen, both from that search:
    https://www.brookmiller.co.uk/wheelc...uxhall-vivaro/
    https://www.brookmiller.co.uk/wheelc...tle-side-lift/
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    Thank you for the links, they are of great help and although the choice is still limited clearly 3 option's are better than one, if anyone know of any others please let me know.

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    The other one I noticed was the Renault traffic.

    But they are big things and probably more suited for use as a minibus.

    Of course if you look at private lease or buy then you will probably find more options than motability.

    Maybe use the motability site to find companies near you who adapt vehicles, and then talk to that company about your desires.

    In my earlier career as a vehicle bodywork designer (trucks & trailers) we would often try new things at a 'lets have a go' price.

    ie. "I like that - but can you do it with a .......".
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