As a designated driver , i would check the disability / motorbility rules .
I have heard different things about these cars ..... maybe rumours , myths or maybe true .
You are meant to only drive the car if the badge holder is actually in the vehicle .
Even if the car has a disabled badge , you can only park in the designated areas if they are in the car .
I would check up on the percentage of use YOU can have driving ,,,, WITHOUT the disabled person in the car .
I once was a named 2nd driver on a motorbility policy back in 1994 and had an accident ( without the disability person in car ) and all was fine , i just paid the £ 100 X. S. and the car was repaired .
Also ,,,,, i don't mean to be rude ,,,,,, but how demanding will your mother be ,,,,,,,, regarding taking her to appointments , shoppping etc etc ?
Will you be selling your soul for a brand new car ? L.O.L.
Most of us would do anything for our parents in need , but how much time would being the designated driver take up of your life and do you want be called at any time of day ?
I hope i havn't offended , by saying this .
Hopefully , you can drive the car as much as you want and you and your parent get on well
and hopefully you can buy the car in 4 / 5 years time for a knock down price .
P. S. = Do you still get 4 tyres every year free ? Do you pay for servicing ?
Best Wishes to you both .