We had our new Honda jazz delivered to Freedom Motors in September 2006 and we picked up our fully converted vehicle in March 2007. The vehicle is brilliant! Was so sick of driving a large van and although the Jazz is restricted to a two seater with the conversion, it's the best wheelchair accessible vehicle. We have ever had.
I have a remote control to open and close the tailgate and lower and raise the ramp so can just drive straight in. I transfer to the driver's seat which is also automated so that at a push of a button I can turn it to assist my transfer and move backwards and forwards to the correct driving position. The conversion is high-quality and surprises, everybody who has seen it in operation.
I would recommend this conversion to anyone who wants a small manoeuvrable, highly economical vehicle which is brilliantly accessible.
Patricia and Robert
What a wonderful idea when I saw a vehicle with a ramp a the rear, but unfortunately altered the vehicle's appearance. Later I head of Freedom. Contacting Freedom they interested me with their conversion; which did not alter the vehicle's appearance. They suggested various vehicles that lead me to the Renault Kangoo
When the Kangoo arrived it was delivered to Freedom Motors for conversion. They went through the details of the conversion, giving me the confidence on their workmanship. On completetion, they advised me of the after sales service & if any additions I thought would be handy. They placed 2 bars for my wife to hang on to.
Now I don't have to dismantle the scooter place in the boot, take out & reassemble. Being 90 years this becomes more difficult.
My wife now sites on the scooter at the hous, into the Kangoo, strap up, out to do the shopping, or whatever, back into the Kangoo & home. Still feeling fresh with so little effort, it's me who gets tired no keeping up with her. She now claims she is "the fastest shopper in the West"
I have shown the vehicle to many who asked who does the conversion. Recommending Freedom Motors the conversion, sales service, before, during & after. Telling them how pelased we are with the quality of the work & the very pleasant men at Freedom Motors.
Dear Mr Van Mullekom,
We purchased a family conversion for our 2006 Chrysler Voyager and delivered our car to Freedom at the end of July 2008
After some initial delays we were delighted to take delivery of our vehicle on 11 November 2008. We had added to optional fold down rear seat, electric wheelchair restraints and reversing camera.
The sales staff were helpful in assisting us with our initial enquiries on the type of vehicle that would best suit our purpose.
The quality of the conversion is good and has certainly made transporting Callum very easy. It is great to have him sitting up close behind the driver and front passenger. With the additional fold down seat in the rear we are still able to transport our other son and his friends as well.
We are happy with our conversion and Callum enjoys travelling in the car with us.
Kay & Rowan Saunders
We are enjoying our Renault Kangoo with the conversion from Freedom Motors. This is our second Freedom Van, and we couldn't be happier. We recommend them to anyone needing their vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair
We especially love the Freedom Dock that allows me to enter the vehicle and lock the chair into pace without having to tie it down, and without any assistance from anyhone else. There is a wonderful sensation of freedom that I enjoy very much, not having to get out of my chair to get into the vehicle. Gone are the days when I had to transfer into the front seat o our station wagon, and my wife had to haul the wheelchair into the back. We love this freedom that we now enjoy. Even rainy days are no problem - it's so quick to get up the ramp and into the back.
We love this wonderingful system, to get in ad out of our vehicle, and we know that anyone wanting wheelchar access to your vehicle will love it too
Jeff & Denise Barton - (owners of a Renault Kangoo with a wheelchar conversion from Freedom Motors).
To whom it may concern
I decided after reading your brochure to purchase a Tarago + have you convert it for wheelchair access. I had been informed of your work and I was advised by Freedom that the Tarago would be the suitable vehicle for my use. I am very pleased with the end results, enclosed are a few photo’s my family are pleased with. Thank you for all the help & cooperation of you Freedom Staff. I would certainly recommend your work to anyone
With sincere Thanks,
Colin A. Blatch
I bought a 2005 KIA CARNIVAL LS AUTO WAGON which was converted by Freedom Motors in December 2006, to enable easy access for my Electric-Tilt Wheelchair. The conversion was a family type 2 seater plus wheelchair with a folddown bench seat with Electric Wheelchair restraints. The quality of the work done was excellent. The salesperson explained everything fully and answered all my questions. I am very happy with the end result and have not needed after sales service.
I have had several people stop and ask me about my conversion, so I definitely would recommend Freedom Van Conversions to other people It has definitely made my daily travels more comfortable.
We had problems transferring our daughter from her wheelchair into our station wagon, so we purchased a Kia Carnival and had a Freedom Motors passenger conversion completed in October 2005.
We found the conversion to be of high quality and the customer service was excellent. Easy rear access is great for parallel parking. We strongly recommend this type of Freedom Motors conversion.
The Costa family
A quick email to let you know the car arrived safe and sound - a couple of pics of Shane trying it out and looking pretty pleased with himself - he thinks the car is awesome! I will distribute your brouchers around Shenton Park Rehab.
Thankyou you for all your help, your service was impeccable.
After extensive research into wheelchair accessible vehicles, Peninsula Access Support & Training in November 2006 purchased a Toyota Tarago for a wheelchair conversion from Freedom Motors. Freedom Motors was chosen for several reasons; experience, value for money, and availability. After receiving the brochures and seeing a demonstration model the decision was very easy. Freedom provided us with excellent customer service from the beginning through to the date we received the vehicle. Having gone through a local dealer for the vehicle itself, the whole transaction was very simple and seamless.
The quality of the conversion is first rate and we would have no hesitation in strongly recommending Freedom Motors to other potential customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Peninsula Access Support and Training Inc.
Our conversion was completed on July 2007 after purchasing a Kangoo van through a Renault dealership. The van was delayed in shipment from France, but the conversion was completed little earlier than expected which was a bonus.
We are very pleased with the conversion. The fold-down ramp is easy to use and carpeted as is the inside of the van. My daughter’s wheelchair is securely held in place with tie-downs, the front ones being electric. The van has sliding doors on both sides, which is very convenient.
Previously I would lift my daughter into the front seat of my wagon and then lift the wheelchair into the boot. It is so much easier to push her up the ramp, tie the chair down, and fold the ramp back up which fits snugly at the back doors. There is still vision out the back and I can see her in the rear-vision mirror.
Freedom Motors was recommended to me by a friend who had a conversion done last year. I phoned Gary Dale, the sales manager, and he was very helpful in answering all my questions. This significantly helped me choose which company to deal with. I have since been able to show people my conversion and they have been impressed.
Kathy Bree and daughter Sarah
To Freedom Motors
The conversion for our car was purchased in January 2007 and was completed on a Kia Grand Carnival 2006 model. The type of conversion was passenger. We needed to purchase a freedom van as my husband is confined to a wheelchair and we need the height of the seat to be able to maneuver him in and out easily. In my previous vehicle I had to constantly lift the wheelchair in and out and fold it up every time. Having the ramp enabled us to leave the wheelchair up and be able to push it into the back of the vehicle.
Our Sales consultant was Gary and I found him to be very helpful and informative all the way through the process. The quality of the conversion was excellent. After sales service has not been required at this stage. I would most definitely recommend the conversion to other potential customers. I have had a lot of interested people looking at my car.
Les & Carol Smith
About a month ago, we were thrilled to be able to test-drive the much-anticipated “Family Design” modification to our Kia Grand Carnival.
The quality of the modification work is outstanding. The Freedom Motors service was great and the after-sales service has been very good.
We highly recommend the Freedom Motors Kia Grand modification.
We particularly appreciate the light-weight ramp operation and the quality of the internal and external finish.
The modifications have given our whole family a new-found “freedom”.
The Hills Family
(Garry, Tamara, Christopher and Catherine)
To any potential customer of Freedom Motors,
My name is Tony  and a few months ago I decided to buy a Kia Carnival and have it modified by Freedom Motors for a self drive conversion. I work shift work so a vehicle is very important to my life style plus its also great for my social life.As soon as I met up with Gary who came to me with a demo vehicle I felt that I was dealing with a professional company, he answered all my questions right then and there. From the girls that answer your calls in the office to all of the rest staff, I was treated with lots of care all the way.
While my car was having the conversion, I was invited to visit the guys at the work shop, met up with [pommy] John. John talked me through the work that had taken place to that stage, very concise and felt that nothing was to hard for them to do for me or explain.
The quality of the final produced that was delivered by the due date to me was high on workmen ship. Its only when you see the final product that you appreciate how much work goes into the conversion.
I had reason to need a small after sales services, nothing was a problem, fantastic.
I really believe that the work these guys do is remarkable and life changing for the individual or for a family. I highly recommend any one to this fantastic company Freedom Motors.
A: Vehicle conversion purchased in July 2007.
B: Toyota Tarago
C: Freedom Van conversion:
D. We purchased a Freedom Van after much research. We previously had a lot of problems with a car modified by another company and so were very careful this time. Our investigations showed us that Freedom could offer the best solution for our 19 year old son, Greig, who uses a wheelchair. The sales representative was very helpful, listened carefully and understood our needs. We were convinced after being given the opportunity to try out a demonstration vehicle.
E. Obviously when buying a conversion like this, there are many functional and technical questions. The sales person with whom we dealt was very responsive and went out of his way to answer our questions promptly. For example, one concern that we had was that the vehicle might be too low to get up our steep driveway without scraping the concrete. This issue was quickly resolved through a demonstration.
F: The quality of our conversion was excellent and has exceeded our expectations. The workmanship is great. We have had no issues after more than a year. The changes have not impacted the way that the car handles and it is a please to drive. The rear entry ramp is very safe and easy to use. The car has attracted interest and compliments from many people.
G: The service and after sales services was very good. Transportation of the car from Melbourne to Sydney and back was well organised, we were kept up to date with progress and hand over was trouble free. The sales person was diligent in following up with explanation and training on the car's features.
H: We definitely recommend Freedom Van Conversion to other potential customers. It has made our lives a lot easier.
Geoff and Gloria Bearne
We recently purchased a KIA Grand Carnival with a view to having it converted to enable wheelchair access.
After obtaining information about the various companies that do the conversion we visited Freedom Motors at St Marys.
The staff there were of great assistance and after inspecting the premises and some of their completed vehicles we decided to have the work done there.
The conversion took about six weeks and during that time we were kept informed about the progress and were more than happy with the finished product.
Since we have been using the vehicle we have found it to be easily accessible and it has provided us with many hours of comfortable travel. In addition the family type conversion that we settled on has proven to be suitable for transporting our grandchildren to various outings.
The fact that the whole extended family can travel together has opened up a world of experiences for the whole family. We are able to attend the grand children’s sporting events, we are all able to travel to have a heap of fun family experiences.
Not only has it enabled us to travel around with the little kids, the big kids (us adults) are able to venture off to places that were not accessable to myself for the last few months. Recently we attended the Mudgee Cup with a group of friends (all transported in the converted Kia) something that we would not have been able to do previously.
My wife and I know the conversion and ease of use of the vehicle has definitely improved our quality of life and we look forward to many more adventures in the future.
We would recommend Freedom Motors as a reliable company for these type of conversions.
Mark & Sue Gooley
For many years I drove a Kia Sportage. At the time it was the most appropriate vehicle that could fit my wheelchair in. This meant I had to stand up with my limited capacity to weight bear , fold my wheelchair up and lift it into the rear of the vehicle with the fitted hoist and then walk precariously around to the driver’s door and literally drag my body into the driver’s seat.
After many years of doing this my shoulders and wrists suffered with the repeated strain on my body and it inflamed both my arthritis and my muscles which gave me great pain. This constant pain limited my independence and the choices of where I wanted to go and also the lifestyle that I wanted to live and it also impacted on my physiological wellbeing.
FREEDOM, this is the word that really captures the experience I have been in for the last few months since taking delivery of my newly modified FREEDOMVAN (now called FREEDOM) from Freedom Motors Australia. Now at the press of a button on my remote , the rear door opens and the ramp descends down so I can then drive my electric wheelchair up the slight gradient ramp and across the floor of the vehicle and into the drivers position where it locks into place automatically into the FREEDOMDOCK ( automatic wheelchair locking device).
I then press the remote again and the rear ramp and the rear door closes automatically behind me so I can then drive off.
Not only has the modified vehicle assisted me with attending my place of employment and going out shopping but it has also allowed me to socialise with my friends over dinner and recently I have also entered a weekly song writing competition at the local club. My new car has allowed me to participate and be involved with my local community in ways that I never thought of with my old vehicle.
In my dealings with Freedom Motors Australia I have felt like I was dealing with family or friends and from our first meeting with Garry Dale and subsequent meetings with Freedom staff ,they listened to my specific needs and wants in a modified vehicle and we worked together to come up with the right package for me.
Even after I took delivery they have come to my rescue and gone beyond the call of duty to fix the minor initial electrical problems which occurred in the early stages, and they had to travel to suburbs as far away as Chatswood on the north Shore to get me going again. These initial problems have now been fixed under their warranty and I have no problems at all with making any recommendation for anybody looking to purchase a modified vehicle form Freedom Motors Australia.
I was even very touched recently when they asked about one of my family who had been very ill and I feel that they are all a very compassionate company towards their many clientele.
Thank you Freedom Motors Australia for your ongoing commitment to your valued customer Athena Pavlis-Goard & my van called FREEDOM