I haven’t been on shiftms for a while as lots has been happening….. One of the things has been the option to either BUY or RENT a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. ‘Fors’ for owning: availability 24/7 for visiting my partner in a nearby care home and picking sunny days for going out whenever I want to wherever I want for as long as I am able…… Anyone over 25 can drive. Cons for owning: initial cost of £5000. Road Tax. Insurance. Maintenance. ‘Fors’ for renting: no initial cost. No tax. No insurance. No maintenance. Cons for renting: having to book in advance (weather could be bad) £65 a day. £600 refundable deposit up front. £180 for weekends, £420 a week. Having to hope it’s not been pre booked. Not being able to be spontaneous.
Bearing in mind I’m in a wheelchair and housebound mostly. Is anyone else faced with a similar decision? I know I’m lucky to have the choice.
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