Scooters are my preferred wheels and I’m so grateful for the one I have. I do have a wheelchair procured through insurance, but it’s my scooter I use the most. I like having the controls in front of me. I like being in something smaller that steers easily and maneuvers in and through tight spaces.
It’s listed today for $599. Shipping was free and it came straight to my house. Some people are wary of 3-(instead of 4) wheel scooters thinking they aren’t sturdy, but I’ve never had a problem with stability. It comes apart in three pieces and is easy to disassemble. It works perfect for most everywhere, but steep angles do strain the battery. I have no problem in stores or at home where the ground/floor is flat. I’ve had it for 3 years. It has a small battery. The reviews on the Walgreen’s website are right – the battery lasts quite a while, but once it starts to drain, it drains pretty fast, so you do have to watch the needle. You get to know the gauge pretty well. . When the battery started to drain faster between charging, I took it to a Batteries Plus store and had the two battery cells replaced which cost half as much as a new battery and it took only about 20 minutes to be done.
It does have an annoying beeping when moving backward, which I haven’t been able to disable. Because it’s small and made to be light, it doesn’t have the most comfortable seat. I shopped online and found a great cushion. It fits on my scooter seat just right and can be easily taken off and put on a regular chair if I choose to get off the scooter.
The basket it comes with is nice, but it does make the scooter longer, so I choose not to use it. For a while, I hung my purse on the handle when I went places, but it looked clunky, finding things quickly was an issue, and around home I hadn’t figured out how to have my phone with me and easy to reach. I found a handy bag that hangs on the handles. It was advertised as a baby stroller caddy, but it works well on my scooter, wheelchair and walker and can move from one to another.
What machines and attachments do you recommend?