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Wheelchair Accessible Vauxhall Zafira

March 4, 2020
Posted by: WAVCompare

The Vauxhall Zafira is a popular car – and is a popular choice when looking for a car with wheelchair access. One of the main reasons is it is very much a car or often called a ‘people carrier’ and not a van type of vehicle.

A wheelchair accessible Vauxhall Zafira typically consists of the floor being lowered (so there is enough head room and the ramp is less steep) and suitable for 3 people plus the wheelchair user, there a few conversions that allow for 4 people so look out for this in the WAV details if you need the extra person.

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What is a typical Vauxhall Zafira WAV like?:

  • Suitable for 3 or 4 people plus the wheelchair user.
  • Access is via the rear, usually a manual rear ramp.
  • Engine is usually a 1.8L petrol manual.
Wheelchair accessible Vauxhall Zafira used

We can help you find a Vauxhall Zafira with wheelchair access (or any other WAV!) – browse our stock or contact a dealer near you here.

Is a wheelchair accessible Vauxhall Zafira a good choice?

  • It’s more like a car – but then you have a little less room.
  • You’ll struggle to find a brand new one – the model changed slightly so they became harder to convert.
  • As a result there are not 100’s available on the used market – a 2012 Zafira is approx 14k.

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Thing to consider when buying a WAV:

Many wheelchair users enjoy the the convenience and comfort of owning their own wheelchair accessible vehicle. Others choose to rent or hire a wheelchair accessible van. Some of these wheelchair users even have special accommodations that allow them to drive their own vehicles, as wheelchair accessible vehicles are extremely customisable. Whatever your preference is, we can help you buy, rent or hire a wheelchair accessible van today!

Wheelchair accessible vehicles, sometimes referred to as WAVs, vary in design, size and shape and thus it’s important for potential buyers to do their research. Important categories to consider are size, safety, comfort, and cost of maintenance. It’s also always important to consider our environment, for example, what does the vehicle emit in terms of carbon?

We recommend you first start your search by writing a list of all our your needs, questions and concerns. Once you’ve determined the perfect features for you, call or write our expert consultants who can help you find the perfect vehicle. We’ve compiled a list of questions before you get started…

Vauxhall Zafira ramp at the rear.

Size and saftey of the WAV is important:

Size, safety and comfort are critical considerations when purchasing any vehicle but especially important for choosing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, as proper safety can save your life in case of accident. For more safety information, feel free to check out this free guide on provided by the UK Disabled Motoring Organisation.

We recommend you ask yourself the following questions regarding the size and safety of the van you choose – the answers to these will help you determine if a Vauxhall Zafira WAV is the right choice for you:

  • What size is your wheelchair?
  • Are you likely to keep this chair for some time to come, or do you think your wheelchair will change in size?
  • Is it likely that you will be traveling with others?
  • How many people would need to fit in your vehicle?
  • What is your height when seated in your chair?
  • Is there special equipment you might need to transport in your van?
  • Do you regularly travel with oxygen tanks or sporting goods?
  • What is the Euro NCAP rating of the vehicle you’re looking at?
  • Are there any special safety features?​

There are other preference based questions you may want to consider, such as:

  • Do you prefer side or rear access?
  • In this situation it’s helpful to consider the locations to which you’ll regularly travel.
  • Do you need ramps and winches or vertical lifts?
  • Do you prefer manual or electronic tie downs?
  • Are other driving controls or adaptions required?
Vauxhall Zafira WAV

New or Used?

If it is a wheelchair accessible Vauxhall Zafira that you are looking for in particular then you may struggle to find a brand new, due to the model changing slightly and not being as good to be converted. We can help you find either a new or used wheelchair accessible vehicle to buy, rent or hire. Many people choose to purchase a new wheelchair accessible vehicle because it may already come with some of the accessories and conversions they need.

Others choose to buy used vehicles because of the financial savings. However, used vehicles may also require adaptions or conversions to be made in order to meet your needs. Whatever your preference is, we can help you find the new or used wheelchair accessible van that’s perfect for you.

We work with an extensive network of the UK’s top dealers. With our help you’re sure to find the perfect fit in terms of size, make, model and price point.

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