Drive Medical - Spitfire Scout 3-DLX Hothttp://myseniorsource.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/65/e0/e2/spitfire-scout-3-dlx-mobility-scooter-59-1400305109.jpg
The Spitfire Scout 3-DLX Travel Mobility scooter is an economical entry level mobility scooter for those looking to have an easy to use and easy to transport option.
If simplicity is all you desire, the Spitfire Scout 3-DLX mobility scooter is a great choice. With a low entry-level price tag, you'll be up and going with this lightweight mobility scooter in no time. You won't find many fancy features here, but you will find that the Spitfire Scout is extremely light-weight, easily collapsible and easy to store when not in use. You'll still find that a convenient basket is included to make shopping trips easier. This is the perfect mobility scooter for those looking to run errands such as going to the grocery store or other short shopping trips. With a lower battery range, don't expect to take the Spitfire Scout across town, but it also won't leave you stranded inside the grocery store.
It may be inexpensive, but Drive Medical still offers many great features with this mobility scooter, not the least of which is interchangeable color shrouds. Change the highlight colors of your scooter from blue to red just by replacing the panels which come standard. The padded armrests are adjustable as is the padded seat which swivels and includes a fold-down backrest. The two toned upholstery and metallic wheel rims help to give a stylish look and feel. The seat is height adjustable, the armrests are width adjustable and the tiller is also adjustable giving you the ability to find the perfect arrangement for optimum comfort.
The Spitfire Scout 3-DLX mobility scooter is easy to transport and breaks down into five individual pieces. The heaviest piece only weighs 29 pounds making it super easy. Drive Medical also offers a variety of optional accessories. A crutch/cane holder is perfect for those people who can walk with the assistance of these items. If you feel like you need more storage space than the standard front basket offers then you may consider the optional rear basket as well. Armrest bags are also available if this still isn't enough. For those people requiring oxygen, an oxygen tank holder is also available.
Just as I expected
Surprisingly it handles well for a three wheeler. However, the ground clearance doesn't let you go over very big bumps. Going up the ramp at the grocery store is a problem, because there's a large lip where the ramp meets the pavement.
Other than the ground clearance, it's well worth the money.
Pros & Cons
It is a very economical vehicle that can serve it's purpose for years to come. I like my scooter and only wish that it had a few extra bells 'n whistles.
Pros & Cons
Can't beat the price
It is very easy to take apart and travel with, but the battery life isn't all that.