Make sure she test drives it. My mother needed a new car and she doesnt like to go car shopping. She said just go find me something. I found a deal on a Focus. She didnt want to go look at it until the day she signed for it. Its a great litle car for her. The only problem being she has trouble backing it up I think its becasue the trunk seems high from inside the car. Otherwise its a great little car for her. Most of the controls are large and easy to see. Good luck.