What we most like about this scooter is the fact that it can be dissembled for easy transportation and storage.
Mobility scooters can make the life of an elderly or a disabled person a lot easier. They are a mixture between the classic wheelchairs and actual scooters. The market for these scooters is constantly changing and evolving. As such, there is a wide variety of mobility scooters on the market. Finding the right one for your needs can be a challenging mission and this is where we come in. We can present you the technical specifications of these scooters in a professional, concise and easy to understand manner. Today, we are going to talk about the Pheonix HD 4 Wheels Mobility Scooter. What caught our attention about this scooter is the fact that while it may not look like the most comfortable scooter out there, it has countless positive customer reviews. Let’s take a closer look at it and see what makes it special.
Facilities and comfort
This scooter is designed for both outdoor and indoor use. In fact, it handles itself extremely well even on rough terrain. Its design is simple yet compact and the customers can choose between two color choices: red and blue. As far as comfort goes, this scooter features a reasonably comfortable flip back seat, with adjustable height and adjustable arms. The seat’s adjustment allows the scooter to accommodate all body types. Furthermore, the scooter features an adjustable angle tiller with an auto straightening feature. This allows the user to place the controller in the most comfortable position. Moreover, the controller has an ergonomic finger pull throttle which allows even those with limited strength or dexterity to easily maneuver the scooter. We like the fact that this scooter has a removable battery which can be charged separately. This makes the storing process a lot easier. The frontal basket is also a nice feature, being big enough in order to be able to store all of the user’s travel necessities such as a purse, a bottle of water and more. You can also add optional accessories such as a drink holder, a rear basket or an oxygen holder.
The Pheonix HD has a 250 pounds maximum weight. It has a 4 mph top speed and a maximum battery range of 15 miles. These are not optimal performance features considering the fact that there are scooters out there with a 22 mile range and a 6 mile maximum speed. If you are interested in such a scooter, check out the Pilot 2310. However, we should warn you that the Pilot 2310 is about $500 more expensive than the Pheonix HD. You should also keep in mind that the battery’s life span also depends on the user’s weight. Furthermore, this scooter offers its users the possibility of adding a second battery which will increase the scooter’s range up to 30 miles.
Ease of use
The great thing about this scooter is that it is easy to maneuver. Its four wheels make it a lot sturdier than the three wheel models. You might think that a 4 wheel scooter is more difficult to maneuver but that is far from being true. This scooter has a compact size which allows its users to comfortably use it even in narrow spaces. The scooter can easily be dissembled into 4 main pieces and assembled back, so that you can comfortably transport it in the your car’s trunk. The heaviest of the four dissembled pieces only weights 46 pounds. This scooter has another interesting feature which eases transport and storage. Its seat folds down flat in order to take as little space as possible. Furthermore, you never have to worry about loosing power as the scooter features a battery indicator. Two green lights mean that the scooter is fully charged. The amber light indicates that it is loosing power and the red light means that all power is lost and the scooter will stop operating shortly.
As we already mentioned, this scooter has an increased mobility compared to other mobility scooters. This happens due to its sturdy four wheel design. Combine that with the headlight, the anti-tip wheels and the free-wheel release knob and you never again have to worry about your safety outdoors. The scooter even comes with solid, flat-free, non-marking tires. If there’s one safety feature that this scooter lacks that is a rear view mirror. The scooter is low on the ground in order to prevent tip overs. However, it can go over speed bumps easily and it has almost no leaning curve. Furthermore, the headlight offers increased visibility so that you can travel even at night.
Price and warranty
The Pheonix HD mobility scooter can be acquired for $1,199.00. The scooter’s price also includes the battery, the charger and two sets of interchangeable color panels(blue and red). We also like the fact that this scooter comes with a 14 months warranty on the controller, a drive train component warranty, and limited lifetime frame warranty. This is something that we rarely see in the mobility scooter industry. In fact, there are scooters out there which cost about $ 500 dollars more yet they still come with only a year of warranty.