My friend mentioned to me last night that minivans available in other countries now come with one door and offer various accessible options. So we went looking to see how much smaller minivans (or microvans and micro SUV's) are and found this video.
There are a lot of them. None available in the U.S. She mentioned that if the driver's seat wasn't on the wrong side, she'd be tempted to import one of them. Here's one accessibility option but if you go to YouTube and search Toyota Porte, you can find others:
The global auto industry is addressing consumer concerns about fuel consumption. As the Senate holds hearings on the Big Three auto situation, it behooves us all to question when vehicles like this will become available here.