Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles

Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles

Senior Moments

Cars like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Buick Roadmaster are quintessential examples of “old-person transportation,” if we may make a blatantly ageist statement.

Potentially offensive remarks aside, these large, rear-wheel-drive sedans were a favorite of the grandparent set; it’s hard to believe they didn’t come from the factory with wrap-around sunglasses, AAA stickers and boxes of tissues on their parcel shelves.

Even though these smooth-riding, body-on-frame cars are gone and their breed just about extinct, there are still quite a few current-production vehicles with plenty of elderly appeal. In our opinion, here’s a list of the 10 Most Geriatric Cars and Trucks on the Market Today.

  • smartacus

    E250 generates more torque from its 2.1 than an E39 M5!
    *the little old lady from Pasadena is still the terror of Colorado Blvd =)

  • John Engelman

    1st, some of these vehicles are simply too small for geriatrics with arthritis. Try climbing into the back seat of the Corolla, and Camry, with arthritis, joint pain, and a bad/old back. There’s a reason why cars like the Lucerne, Grand Marquis, Continental, Cadillac, Lincoln, and, one you missed, the current Chrysler 300, are popular with the “geriatrics,” it’s called ROOM. Room to get in and out, room for luggage in the trunk without having to crawl into it to move a suitcase to the back of that “cave” you have on today’s cars. You staff must be all Millennials, and Yuppies…..

  • ytcyguy

    Agree – this totally missed the mark.

  • RightThinking1

    Apparently, the geriatrics that you know are far more affluent than the geriatrics that I know. I’m thinking that a goodly number, if not a plurality, are driving 7th generation Buicks…, particularly LeSabres.

  • Rickers

    LOL. And Lucernes….

  • Rickers

    PS. Buicks are crap

  • RightThinking1

    Your mileage may vary. Our trusty old ’98 LeSabre has ~95K miles on it. It has consistently achieved ~30mpg on the (very comfortable) highway. Repair costs so far? $30.00 for a replacement idler pulley.

    Our Subaru of the same vintage and mileage, has been *very* expensive by contrast. Cam belt replacement, leaking rear engine seal, both front half shafts have totaled around $1500, maybe more.

    You choose.

  • Jane

    I think this is an extremely insulting and patronizing article. The elderly are a diverse population, many of whom are very active, well informed people looking for cutting age technology and design. The current group includes college students from the sixties. We know how to protest and we are not going to sit in our rocking chairs when we encounter this kind of ageism. NOT funny.

  • lorreann

    Someone should have taught you how to respect your elders.