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Sliding car doors?

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by Vicario, 25 Mar 2021.

  1. Vicario

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    Which cars can you recommend that have a sliding driver's door? After a recent hip operation l need to have my car door swung fully open and if someone parks too close I have real problems with access. I drive automatics, by the way. Something fairly high off the ground would be good.
     
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    I don’t think many cars have sliding front doors these days. Sliding rear doors maybe? I once had a van with sliding front doors. An Austin J4. My passion wagon. That saw some action I tell ya! ;)

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    A Ford B Max might do. Sliding rear door but might give easier access to the front. They are not too low and I’m sure they must do them in auto.

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    Actually, I’m sure a customer of mine had a Peugeot 1007 - that had sliding doors and I think they were electric too.

    Edit: Here you go. Not the best of reviews but if sliding doors are a must, I don’t think there’s much choice. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/peugeot/1007/19012/peugeot-1007

    Clarkson seems to give it a thumbs up.

     
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    The Invacar clearly had sliding doors for the disabled, [​IMG] but not a very practicable car. And this is the point there is more involved than just the doors, the Rolls Royce do a front opening door, but I would not think you are looking for one of them, likely the Ford B Max as said is one of the best, I found the old Vauxhall Agila very good as being so narrow there was room in a parking space to open doors wide.

    I had a Renault Kangoo well actually a GoWing as converted for the disabled, and the sliding doors were useless, there was a large box section below the door opening making getting into rear seat rather hard, but front seat was fine, and with a mother who was an amputee, having the door actually made it safer, as no where to fall when transferring.

    So would say you want a tall car, but not too tall, my Kia Sorento is too tall, and the Jaguar XE too low, so need happy medium, but your own height will make a difference, always arguing about car seats, I keep saying easy for a short person to put seat back before getting out, not so easy for a tall person to put them back before getting in.
     
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    One of these, built for the US postal service in RHD as well
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    The small Peugeot that Mottie mentions is the only one I'm aware of. Have you had a look at the products Elap offers though?

    https://www.elap.co.uk/

    You might be able to get in and out of a conventional hinged door car, with a rotating seat fitted?

    Also, depending on budget, maybe something with doors that hinge on the B-Pillar?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Dawn
     
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