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Old 03-18-2017, 05:18 PM
Hannah Leah Hannah Leah is offline
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Default SmartScoot worth the very expensive cost?

My husband bought me a Drive Go Go Sport 4-wheel for heavy-duty use because we live on a dirt road and it seems heavy duty enough to go on the dirt road and get me to the pond to swim. But I need something light weight that I can get in and out of the car and take with me for scooting around the office and conferences for work. I see a lot of different costs from $500 (Shoprider Echo 3), the Luggie - as costly as the SmartScoot, and of course your recommendation for the SmartScoot. What makes the SmartScoot worth the expensive cost?
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:41 PM
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Hannah, scooters are just plain expensive. All of the lightweight versions hover over $2,000 (SmartScoot, TravelScoot, Luggie). The Shoprider logs in at over 70lbs, so it is not in the same category, hence the price difference. Heck, I would like an even lighter scooter, but that would mean even higher end components like carbon fiber.... and a likely price tag of over $5K. Yikes!
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:36 PM
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Default Discount code?

How does one access the discount coupons or codes for the Smart Scoot?
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:12 PM
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Default Pride Go Go Elite Traveler 3 wheel vs 4 wheel

The 3 wheel was recommended by the local surgical supply store. It's a reputable store, but the person who handles power equipment sales is not disabled. He liked the maneuverability of the 3 wheel model. The few reviews I've read suggest that while neither will hand hills very well, the 4 wheel may be OK on gravel and grass, which would be nice, while the 3 wheel is best on smooth surfaces only. Both can be dismantled for transport (also important for me), for car and airline transport, with the heaviest piece on the 4 wheel about 35 lbs. Does anyone have experience with these models who could offer an opinion regarding the Scooter itself as well as the 3 vs 4 wheel option? Thanks. Diane
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:49 PM
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Hi All,

I'm seriously considering buying a smartscoot, and wanted to see if you still recommend it 2 years after the original thread started. I'm going on a cruise to Alaska at the end of August, and think it might be helpful. I have not had to use mobility aids yet, but the time is fast approaching, and this scooter seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.

Any feedback is appreciated!
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:50 PM
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For me personally, it's complicated. I still dig the SmartScoot, and it does many things well. But. It is a scooter to aid in your mobility, it's not a mobility scooter per se. So as my disability has increased, my use of this particular scooter has ironically decreased. The reason?

Due in part to a knee injury, I can only use my forearm crutches for short distances. That means I need to rely on another mode of transport. The scooter is great to get me to places, but not great for sitting and enjoying, say, a meal. A wheelchair is better suited for that task (especially as even transferring has gotten harder). And when only one fits comfortably in my car at a time, the WC usually gets the nod.

It sounds like the SS would be a good fit for you. Perhaps others will chime in? But don't delay too much, as your cruise is approaching!
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