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Hi, I'm Littlefatfriend! Does anyone know when electric seats became commonplace in sports cars?

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Littlefatfriend
Littlefatfriend Community member Posts: 6 Listener
edited May 22 in Transport and travel

I've had my spinal injury (complete, T4) for 34 years.

The electric seats which are now fitted to my Jaguar XKR (and many other newish cars) don't fold backwards all the way, preventing me getting my wheelchair into the car.

Does anyone have any idea when electric seats became commonplace in sports car please?

It can be a subtle thing to explore with sellers from a distance!

Thanks in advance for any help

Luke

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Littlefatfriend, welcome to the community! I'm afraid I'm not too sure about your question as it's not something I've come across before, but I'll put your post into our transport section where some of our members can find it more easily and offer their thoughts. I hope that's okay with you! Just wanted to say hello and welcome 😊

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  • Littlefatfriend
    Littlefatfriend Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Cheers Rosie,

    I didn't know and I know rather a lot about Jaguar cars! It's a detail of that style of car which is difficult to establish online and seems common.

    I'm curious if anyone has found a solution/way around, you know how resourceful we may be!

    Luke

  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,290 Disability Gamechanger
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    Always worth asking @Littlefatfriend! I know we have some members that know all sorts about cars, so hopefully they'll be able to offer some insight. Hope you find a way forward!

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry it's a really vague answer but a family member had a colleague about 20 years ago who was a wheelchair user, he drove a Porsche. He enjoyed winding prejudicial people up by legitimately parking in a disabled spot and then seeing them go red-faced when he got his wheelchair out

    So maybe Porsche may be a brand to look into

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