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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles or WAVs





The gentle approach to your next wheelchair accessible vehicle

Southern Mobility Vehicles is a supplier of scooter and wheelchair accessible vehicles in West Sussex.

We are a specialist wheelchair accessible vehicle dealership that sells a focused selection of carefully selected newly converted and used wheelchair accessible cars and other disability vehicles from key manufacturers such as Ford, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Seat, Kia, Renault, and Citroen.

It seems simple enough; you’ve bought plenty of cars over the years, and now you need one that carries a wheelchair user; you’ve probably seen one or two. But, unfortunately, trying to find a scooter, or wheelchair accessible vehicle or WAV in earnest quickly becomes a daunting task for many. Don’t worry; we are here to help. We offer independent advice exploring all the wheelchair accessible vehicle options available to you, so let us take the stress away.

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Here to help

It’s more complex than most realise, so we are here to help you find the best accessible vehicle for your individual needs.

We listen

Firstly, we listen and then ask you a few simple questions to look at all the possible options for you.

Motability Scheme

Secondly, we will check your eligibility for the Motability Scheme and then whether renting or buying a WAV is right for you.

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A friendly, helpful service for all

We are proud of Our Proposition and our reputation for providing everyone who contacts us with independent and helpful advice. We listen, are open and committed to helping all in need of advice on WAVs; whether you are seeking Motability, rental or need to buy an accessible vehicle. We want to help you make the right decision about how you acquire your WAV with confidence. We are here for straightforward independent advice for all seeking wheelchair or scooter accessible vehicles.

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Carefully sourced, reliable WAVs

We carefully select our wheelchair accessible vehicles from only the best WAV conversions available, so our customers do not have to worry. Our professional, dedicated team know the subtle differences between a well-designed WAV and one that is not and we will not buy any vehicle that doesn’t meet our criteria. Our reputation is important to us, and we want our customers to have the best possible experience. After all, we know you are not coming to a field of dreams.

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We can buy your WAV from you

Selling your wheelchair accessible vehicle can be a complicated process, and it may have come at a difficult time. With this in mind, we have kept the process as simple as possible, so begin by just adding your WAV’s registration number and answer the few simple questions that follow. We always reply and usually within 24 hours with a firm offer. If your WAV falls outside our buying criteria, we will always offer you genuine practical help in selling your WAV elsewhere.

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UK WAV Specialists & Experts

At our West Sussex based showroom, we make sure we always have a wide selection of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) ready for you to view. Whether you need a WAV that will take the largest scooter or the most advanced electric wheelchair, or even an all-terrain chair, we are confident we will have the right wheelchair accessible vehicle for you. Using our 60 plus years’ combined motor trade experience, we work hard to buy a wide range of stock to meet our customers’ often complex and varying needs.

What we Always Include with the Purchase of Every Vehicle
  • 3-year comprehensive warranty with unlimited claims on unlimited mileage
  • 3-year vehicle rescue with home start, roadside, onward travel and accident recovery
  • 3-year comprehensive WAV conversion warranty to run beside a manufacturer’s warranty
  • A new MOT if there are less than nine months to run with all advisories cleared regardless
  • Vehicle service and documented cambelt & water pump replacement if due or nearly due
  • Free delivery across mainland United Kingdom to your preferred location
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Practical and Objective Help

You are effectively seeking two cars when you need a WAV because if the wheelchair user isn’t happy, the driver won’t be either; this goes both ways.

Purchasing a WAV

You are entering a world of vehicles that are most likely alien to you; this moment of need often arrives when you aren’t ready for it.

We understand, so why not lean on us; we always go the extra mile. It isn’t exactly a field of dreams, so we won’t pretend it is either.

We always offer friendly, practical, and objective help and advice to all, so why not read our testimonials and decide for yourself.

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  • We use a consultative approach with our customers to establish their needs by asking questions to help guide them towards the right wheelchair accessible vehicles.
  • Our advice always covers The Motability Scheme’s New and Nearly New WAVs, WAV rental and WAV purchase, financed or fully customer-funded.
  • Our wheelchair accessible vehicles are pre-prepared to the highest standard before we allow you to inspect and test drive them. We are happy to advise if any bespoke adaptions are required and can manage these for you.
  • We encourage you to come and try out as many vehicles as you want to help you decide what works for you and what does not.
  • We only sell wheelchair accessible vehicles from our onsite stock at our business premises.

WAV Warranty, Finance & Insurance

In order to make your journey to purchasing your new wheelchair accessible vehicle as smooth as possible we offer a full range of protection services, covering everything you need to get on the road including a comprehensive warranty with a full rescue package, finance options and insurance.

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Warranty

Every WAV we sell comes with a three-year comprehensive warranty and rescue package. You will have a maximum individual claim limit of £2400 including VAT with unlimited claims on unlimited mileage. Your rescue service will come with home start, roadside recovery, onward travel and accident recovery, so you are completely covered from day one. New WAVs benefit from our exclusive and comprehensive WAV warranty to run alongside the manufacturer’s vehicle warranty. We don’t want you to worry about a thing.

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Insurance

We recommend Fish Insurance because we’ve only heard good stories about one or two other insurers out there over the years. It’s complex because conversion means confusion for many insurers. If you contact us, we’ll tell you who is worth speaking with and explain why Fish Insurance gives you more. After all, Fish does specialise in the disability insurance marketplace. You won’t pay through the nose for it, and you don’t have to buy from us to insure with them. Why not give them a call on 0300 331 3924 and quote our dealer code 2487.

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Finance

We work closely with Pegasus Finance, who seek the best deals to fund our wheelchair & scooter accessible vehicles for you. They have competitive rates and can make quick decisions with the attentive and patient service they consistently offer. Their friendly efficiency means that you can expect your application to progress smoothly if you choose to buy your WAV from us and finance it via Pegasus. You’ll need to answer a couple of questions to help advance your application. Why not take a look at what you can expect before you apply.

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New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Our signature car for conversion is the top specification Ford Tourneo Custom Titanium X 185ps auto, plus some valuable extras for the WAV market. We are here to advise you on which conversion type might suit your needs best.

  • Our lowered floor Tosca conversion will take up to six passengers and two wheelchair users or seven passengers and one wheelchair user. We have four different ramp options available to you.
  • Our flat floor Lucca conversion will carry up to six passengers, one wheelchair user or two passengers, and up to four wheelchair users. We have an internal rear lift or an underfloor side lift option available to you.
  • To finish and further stylise your new WAV, you can choose from various colour-matched swatches for the anti-slip flooring, carpet and trim. Every WAV we build is bespoke to your needs and wants; we always have vehicles on order and aim to have cars in stock.
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We can Export your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

We are experts in exporting wheelchair accessible vehicles all over the world with 40 years of experience.

  • We can arrange everything for you and have your new or used WAV shipped FOB (Free On Board) for your peace of mind. Knowing that your accessible vehicle will get to you free of any stress or worries means you can look forward to your WAV and how it will change your life.
  • Contact us for more information and do browse the mobility cars we have for sale, including the new models we now have available.
  • If you are looking for a bespoke build new Ford Tourneo Custom, please contact us to discuss your needs further.
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What our Customers Say

Word for word reviews about Southern Mobility Vehicles
Very professional and knowledgeable staff, nothing was to much trouble. The only place to purchase a WAV converted vehicle and the warranty provided is excellent.
Mark A.
Mark A.
18:39 20 Aug 21
Excellent help and advice
Sarah G.
Sarah G.
15:24 22 Jun 21
Very helpful 👍
Timothy F.
Timothy F.
17:09 13 May 21
Moto Farm T.
Moto Farm T.
13:24 28 Dec 20
Patrick “Given that I have had time to reflect on the delivery and handover of my vehicle today I would state the following : -The car was delivered many months later than you and I planned, for reasons we are both fully aware of ( The dreaded Covid 19 virus and its various impacts), however meeting you for the first time cemented my building blocks of confidence in you and your company. This is most unusual for me, in fact it has never happened before today.The fact that today was indeed the first time I had seen the vehicle, and I was delighted with the product even with handover problems regarding the wheelchair entry and lockdown mechanism (new to us both and someone has to be the first).The beautiful gifts were most unexpected and very much appreciated—thank you all at SMV.I don’t know how many of your clients make their initial purchase and spec out a car at a value of circa £45K to £50K without meeting the sales people and actually seeing the car at least once prior to placing the order? What I do know is that if I were to have a need to buy any other vehicle you would be the first people I would call. my best regards to you all at SMV - A & V M – Lanark”
Andrew M.
Andrew M.
22:47 31 Oct 20
Simon S.
Simon S.
17:01 20 Feb 20
Another example of Patrick's excellent after sales service! Thanks, Jan
chris R.
chris R.
18:11 30 Jan 20
If you need a comfortable wav / vehicle, or considering a Ford Tourneo chassis look no further than these gents. Great to deal with, I put their pricing through its paces being a huge researcher. They give you an incredible deal on converting these Tourneos (keeping comfort and enjoyment in mind). I am a driver and for enjoyment I recommend the Tourneo if budget allows.
Kevin D.
Kevin D.
16:49 29 Jan 20
We went here today to look for a WAV with little knowledge of them. We were greeted outside on arrival, offered a drink and made to feel so welcome immediately. When my partner explained what we were looking for, they found us a perfect fit, without trying to up sell like so many motor companies tend to do. Staff were completely knowledgeable, approachable and friendly and made the whole experience relaxed and simple. Well worth the two hours travel time to get there and would not hesitate to use them again. Exceptional service from exceptional gentlemen!
Zeta T.
Zeta T.
17:39 15 Jan 20
Warm friendly staff nothing was to much trouble
Alan S.
Alan S.
17:45 08 Sep 19
Very happy with my purchase of a mobility vehicle. The service I receive was excellent. Very happy with the whole package. Would recommend this company.
Mick S.
Mick S.
15:48 06 Sep 19
Helpfull honest advice, no high pressure salesmen.
Patrick M.
Patrick M.
12:00 06 Sep 19
I bought a WAV from Southern Mobility two months ago and really appreciate how easy it was; it was also a really good price. They took my car in part exchange which was a load off my mind and delivered the van to my house, explaining all the functionality. I’ve been driving it for two months and love it - it’s been well looked after, drives well, and has all the functionality I need. I use it to cart my elderly mother‘s mobility scooter around, and I’m converting it into a weekend campervan. I will return to Southern Mobility for my next van.
helenleech2000
helenleech2000
17:44 14 Aug 19
Ivan M.
Ivan M.
12:34 20 Jul 19
From initial call to collecting the vehicle 2 days later, the service was flawless. Very pleasant and efficient. Fair and professional. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Red R.
Red R.
14:55 02 May 19
The gentlemen at Southern Mobility helped me with a problem I had with my WAV. (I had bought my WAV from another company.) They were friendly, helpful and efficient. I would highly recommend them. Thank you.
Bernadette B.
Bernadette B.
23:06 20 Mar 19
Fantastic experience. So helpful and friendly. They listened to what I needed and although I changed my mind on what that was, they were still so helpful. They delivered the car to me, it was such a smooth process to get my independence back. I bought a drive from WAV.
Tracey T.
Tracey T.
09:47 12 Jan 19
Absolutely fabulous service. Very pleased with our wheelchair access vehicle. Lovely gentleman delivered it for us all the way up North. The car is in great condition, and Patrick was so helpful in finding and getting the second key to us. Brilliant, thank you
Deborah J.
Deborah J.
22:52 18 Nov 18
I live in Guernsey and i needed to move from a standard car to a mobility vehicle to transport my Mobility Scooter and family, I spent hours searching for a company that could supply me with the right vehicle at the right spec and the right price. I searched the internet and spoke with many people and my search led me to contact Patrick at Southern Mobility Vehicles. Did they have the right vehicle for me at the right price and specification? Well, they did and the service i received was second to none. From arranging for me to see the vehicle in the UK, picking me up from Southampton Airport, the test drive and assisting in the export the vehicle to Guernsey it was a clear and painless process. Patrick kept me informed at all stages and ensured that communication between us was timely and accurate. Would I personally recommend them? Absolutely. keep up the good work guys.
Les B.
Les B.
14:01 04 Nov 18
At Angelcare we looked around for mobility vehicles that would be suitable for our next buisness venture and no one could be of any help until we found the guys at Southern Mobility, Patrick was amazing and guided us in the right direction of exactly what we was looking for. We are very happy with our purchase and with Patricks knowledge, professionalism and passion we are excited to now be working closely along side Southern Mobility to help give independence, reassurance and a good quality service back to our community in our new Wav. Would highly recommend to anyone!!
Georgie D.
Georgie D.
08:23 21 Aug 18
Pleasent experience with everything explained and detailed. Car was exactly as described and more importantly Patrick and the team kept me informed throughout the whole process. Car delivered on time and with all our requirements met. Recommended dealer that obviously cares about its unique customer base. Well done and thanks again.
Richard C.
Richard C.
07:34 21 Aug 18
Fantastic in One word...I needed a Reliable vehicle within quick A quick turnaround which they were able to provide. However, the level of service provided byPatrick and the team Was exceptional. Extremely prompt in communicating,Hugely accommodating In terms of my needs, And it felt like they would go beyondThe extra mile toMake sureI got the product and service required.Would definitely recommend themTo anyoneWho needs a vehicle And they will be my first port of call For the next carI purchase.Thanks guys,Really appreciate all the help you provided!
Andrew R.
Andrew R.
08:22 30 May 18
It is a daunting process obtaining a wheelchair adapted vehicle for the first time, but I am pleased to say that Rhea and Patrick were great in helping me pick a vehicle suitable to my needs...particularly in terms of weight of ramps. Rhea was very patient with me whilst I looked at various vehicles. Advice was also given on insurance matters and they were very honest about how I would get more for my existing vehicle rather than part exchanging it. Many thanks to them both
Karen S.
Karen S.
09:52 29 May 18
Not great experience at all
TRUTH F.
TRUTH F.
15:54 15 May 18
We travelled from Belfast to see a vehicle which had a been adapted for a wheelchair. We couldn’t find anything like this vehicle back home and we saw one here which seemed just right. We weren’t sure to travel to England from Belfast in case the vehicle was not in good condition and it would be a waste of a journey. How wrong were we. We were treated like royalty. They very kindly collected us from the Airport at London Gatwick and brought us to the business. The vehicle we were interested in was all ready for us to see. It was absolutely spotless, not a mark, just what we were looking for. Peter and Patrick were extremely helpful and helped us find somewhere to stay nearby, and also booked the Boat home for the next day. We drove to Holyhead and then got the Stenaline to Dublin. A long journey of 360 miles of driving in one day until home in Northern Ireland, but definitely well worth the journey. We absolutely love the adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle and can’t recommend this company enough. They are absolutely excellent.
J M.
J M.
15:42 04 Apr 18
HORRID EXPERIENCE STAFF RUDE, I wanted to buy a Wheelchair adapted vehicle after being injured serving for my country. I thought that SMV would be a good friendly company however I was wrong I was spoken to initially by a cocky gentlemen called Patrick that seemed to know everything but didn't want to here my requirements, the second time I called I spoke to a Peter who didn't seem to know any of the Stock and was extremely rude and arrogant. I didn't expect this sort of treatment especially when you are buying something that is so important for our liberty and effectively an extension of our legs.I went to Jubilee in the end who were fantastic extremely friendly unlike these Small Car Dealers
Dean J.
Dean J.
12:17 12 Mar 18
We just wanted to say thank you once again for assisting us to make aninformed decision and selecting the right car to meet our son's needs. Thisis the second vehicle we have purchased from Southern Mobility Vehicles andwe will continue to buy from them because the services they offered to usare exceptional by any standards. We have dealt with many car dealers butwe find you to be very genuine and caring. You listen to our needs but yourhonesty is what sets you apart.
Kasandra M.
Kasandra M.
20:29 06 Feb 18
john M.
john M.
11:32 29 Jan 18
It was easy and pleasurable to do business with everyone at Southern Mobility. Everyone was polite and courteous. The vehicle itself was in excellent condition, and although previously adapted for someone else's needs, with a few alterations the vehicle was ideal for my particular needs. The trading in with my own vehicle and delivery of the new one was smoothly dealt with and hassle free. I would have no problems doing business with Southern Mobility Vehicles again in the future when my new vehicle requires replacing. I this summary of my experience will help others contemplate doing business with Southern Mobility Vehicles.
Amanda B.
Amanda B.
12:06 18 Jan 18
Excellent help from Patrick to identify the specification of a WAV that would suit my daughter’s needs. This looked as if it would be particularly hard to source, as vehicles with a dropped floor and a specific driving position, together with some other ramp requirements, are scarce. We were therefore delighted that Peter took ownership and found a Caravelle that almost completely matched the desired specification. Both Patrick and Peter clearly demonstrated a focus on the needs of the customer rather than just “shifting stock” and we were very pleased with the helpful service.
Graham M.
Graham M.
08:15 20 Oct 17
We were very pleased to find Southern Mobility Vehicles so close to home and would recommend the helpful service we received from our first enquiry to driving away in our chosen car.Patrick was extremely helpful and patient in finding a suitable vehicle that I could fit my large electric wheelchair into and was happy to let me drive into any vehicle I wished in the yard. We were able to take vehicles out to test drive them and Patrick was happy to take on the challenge of finding us a manual Kia Sedona which was not in stock.I have now had my new car for 6 weeks and with the locking plate installed (all arranged by Patrick as a one day job), I am finding loading in much quicker and journeys more comfortable.
LizzieApplefield
LizzieApplefield
14:48 17 Oct 17
Purchasing our used wheelchair accessible car from Southern Mobility was a very good experience. Patrick handled everything for us in a helpful and professional manner. I would recommend their services to others. TW Newport Isle of Wight
Gaynor W.
Gaynor W.
09:10 10 Oct 17
Needed to find a replacement mobility vehicle able to take a wheelchair plus at least four passengers plus - and most importantly two very large Chesapeake Bay retrievers. Had to be rear loading. Searching adverts found an interesting vehicle with Southern Mobility. Dubious at first as we are some 200 miles away but what an amazing experience with wonderful, helpful and above all caring people. They understood our needs, they appreciated the distance problem - even going to the trouble of a live video link while they took endless internal measurements of the vehicle to make sure everything would fit and, I bought it "unseen" - that's how much confidence they had given me. And we were not disappointed. The vehicle was everything they said it would be, spotless when delivered to our door, complete with guarantee. Patrick, their sales manager could not have been more helpful. And the vehicle is great. Have no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone seeking a mobility vehicle. PS - I don't usually do testimonials but such was the quality of their service I have made an exception. PM - Derby
Peter M.
Peter M.
19:08 03 Oct 17
Friendly service from start to finish, did not pressure me for a sale, very patient with me taking so long to choose from all the equally good vehicles. Patrick was exceptionally helpful even arranging to see me late one evening for a test drive as i work long shifts, excellent knowledge and advice could not of been happier with our purchase. would highly recommend.Thank you Southern Mobility Vehicles.
DIANE T.
DIANE T.
14:44 23 Aug 17
From the moment I walked into your yard and sobbed in the back of a car in the pouring rain – you have put our needs first. I cannot believe the service you have offered us – including a phone call one Saturday morning to help me with the inertia seat belts! The car we have is perfect for my husband's needs and will be even better one the docking station is fitted. Thank you AB – Bognor Regis
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