Car choice and back problems

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I am looking to change my car.  Ideally I want one which will make journies ( up to 140 miles ) as comfortable as possible.

My main concern is the choice of car suspension.  Many of a car I would like, merecedes A class W169 Avantgarde, have a sports suspension.  I know it is personal choice and varies between individuals but wondered if anyone had any car with sports suspension and, if so, what effect does it have ?

Also appreciate any suggestions supermini size to medium, budget around £10,000 - Rolls not possible !

Any comments advice/ appreciated on car choice and back (also knee joints) health.

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    A mpv has upright seating for driving which can help someone with a bad Lower back pan I use to drive a courier van and the seating upright was wonderful for my lower back pain best way is to test drive a few cars to see the best position for you also take into consideration lumbar support on seats your doing a lot of driving a day so the seat must be comfortable and not leave your in pain and suffering you say about knee joint so a auto a consideration too
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    Thanks marshall that's very helpful
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    automatic is a must. hope this is not a top gear  spin off
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    I drive a Nissan Note and I do find the seats comfortable and they are also higher so easier to get in and out of. Also would definitely recommend an automatic. I would not drive a manual. As Marshall 71 says you should test drive some and see what suits you best.
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