I will begin with my only niggling doubt about this wheelchair - the price tag. I've used it now for around three weeks, and I will say that it is entirely worth it. I broke my leg about a month ago and I was using a chair that I had to be pushed around in. The Cruiser III offers a lot of freedom. The wheels move very easily, it's extremely easy to learn to use. When we hit the mall, I love rolling myself around. Everyone always comments that it looks very sporty.
The seat is also cloth so that on car trips in the Texas summer heat, it doesn't burn my rear to sit down.
Breakdown is simple. There are handles on the seat that you grip and lift. It might be a little large for some vehicles. I have to put one one of the back seats down in my Scion xD to fit it, but I haven't tried just breaking it down and slipping it behind the front seat. It weighs just shy of 40lbs, but you can very easily remove the legs to lessen that a little, then reassemble when it's time to go. Assembly is really easy, to boot.
The legs are adjustable and the leg pads are very comfortable. You can adjust the length, but also the height. I'm around 5'7 and it accomodates me well, but I think I have it at maximum length and my knee is still a little bent. The foot rests are adjustable but I'm a little afraid of breaking them. I've put them to some abuse, so I think it's just me. My feet feel very stable on the rests themselves and haven't slipped off yet, a problem I had in the other chair.
I apologize for the wall of text, but if you made it through all of that, kudos :) I hope that it helped you, and I hope that you or your loved one heal quickly. I am very seriously considering a second Cruiser III to leave at work when it's time to go back so I'm not carting a chair back and forth.
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