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Do you know of any cars that are suitable for lower back pain sufferers?

Any one had experience of buying the right car to alleviate the problem of getting in and out? From my own experiences the higher the seating the better and some vehicles apparently have height adjustments,but these all seem to be Tonka Toys. Any smaller ones around ?

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15th Feb 2017 17:20:37
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My wife has suffered lower back pain as long as I have known her. She recently changed to a Ford B-max automatic and this has made a big difference.
Response from Lionel made on 15th Feb 2017 17:59:07
I'm pleased for you and your wife. Any relief from back pain is always welcome, believe me, I have it too from time to time.

Our Alhambra suits us at the moment. What with three Collies to move around, grand kids and endless loads of wood we burn in winter it's a little scruffy behind the cab. But then, we live in an isolated spot far from shops etc. A good motor (and here I'll go against the grain) a good diesel motor and to us it's invaluable.

As a foot note, fifteen months ago I needed to do two return trips from North Suffolk to Bude, going across Bodmin Moor. That's 870 miles, two days respite and another 870 miles. At the end of both journeys I could get out of our car and walk, in spite of arthritic knees, hands and neck.

I don't work for VW but as said, it suits us well.
30th Jul 2018 13:19:33
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I think its worth trying various cars to see which suit. Unfortunately its the more expensive models that have the better suspension and padding in seats. I myself have a Mercedes E Class and that gives me good padding, heat and a lumbar support which makes things better, Also think about an automatic gearbox as this eliminates any jerking whilst moving off or overtaking
9th Mar 2018 18:25:10
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Kia make some great cars,most have higher seating.
16th Feb 2018 12:37:02
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Volvo, with heated seats, absolutely bliss.
14th Feb 2017 17:57:46 (Last activity: 15th Feb 2017 12:22:39)
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Getting in and out of a car has been difficult for my wife and I for a long time. I had a serious back injury on a farm years ago.

We bought a second hand Alhambra nearly three years ago. It's higher off the ground than most cars so we slide on and off the seats. Added to which it has adjustable lumbar support and heated seats - both invaluable when backs are having a hissy fit.

I don't don't what the newer Alhambras, or other MPV's are like but I can tell you our older car is just fine for us.
Response from patcaf made on 15th Feb 2017 12:22:39
We run a Volvo XC60 which has excellent support and is very easy to get in and out off. Previously we run an old style CRV (pre 2007) which was also great but the new style is not good which is why we went for the Volvo. We also run a BMW series 3 for fun and we find that is also excellent but you need the top of the range with full lumbar support and seat memory.
14th Feb 2017 12:31:11
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My Honda Jazz has a height adjustable drivers seat. But I also use a lumbar roll to support my back which works well.

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