car for seniors?

12-12-2005, 09:16 PM
my parents are in their mid 70's and are having trouble getting in and out of their lexus rx300. i'm looking for a car that's easy to get in and out of, has good safety features,comfortable seats and leg room, isn't overly complicated and gadget filled and gets a little better gas mileage than the rx300 and i guess in the style of a suv or sedan. they only drive on the weekends to buy groceries but i guess they feel safer in a bigger car now that they are older and this deffinately will be their last car.
p.s. don't hesitate to suggest entry level cars. i'm kinda pi**ed off they are spending my inheritence on cars they don't use. :)

12-12-2005, 09:19 PM
How much are they willing to spend? Specify more, new or used?

12-12-2005, 09:32 PM
Hook em up with a minivan. Sounds like one of the few cases where they are actually good. They are easy entry/exit, sufficient room, acceptable gas mileage, and modest in price.

12-12-2005, 10:24 PM
buick lesabre

12-12-2005, 10:51 PM
DOn't get an SUV.. my grandma has trouble getting up to the higher seats.

12-13-2005, 01:46 PM
thanks for the replies. they will be buying new. i'll check into some of the minivans and i think they almost bought a buick last time so i'll have dad look at the le sabre.

12-13-2005, 02:37 PM
A lexus ES 330. Nice cars roomy for 5 people. Not to expensive (about 35k). luxury and easily accessable. Or you could always get them like a Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, or a Chevy Impala. All decent cars and about 25k or less.

12-13-2005, 03:52 PM
i would say go with a crossover like the chrysler pacifica, or the ford freestyle.

theyll get the suv feel, but theyll be able to enter/exit much easier

12-14-2005, 04:27 PM
The new Toyota Avalon. Its huge and reliable.

12-15-2005, 04:01 AM
the new Lincoln Zephyr. Mazda 6 efficiency and reliability with Lincoln luxury and looks.

12-15-2005, 09:40 AM
thanks for the its time to read the reviews and this weekend i should be hearing the salesmen say "what do i need to do to sell you this car today"?

12-21-2005, 10:28 AM
What did you end up getting?

12-21-2005, 11:18 AM
If they haven't purchased yet, consider a Ford Crown Victoria. Safe and reliable, big car and easy in/out.

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