Car Choice: Best for bad backs


Kia Sportage: spacious, good value and it comes with a seven-year warranty

Anne Coverdale has a bad back and wants a car that is easier to get in and out of. She has £15,000 to spend.

A car for the head

The biggest problem for bad back sufferers is simply getting in and out of the vehicle. Folding yourself down into a seat is much harder then sliding into a high mounted seat. Because Anne needs a decent amount of space and is trading up from a Skoda Fabia, I think a Kia Sportage would be an excellent choice. They are good value, with a seven-year warranty – so with a 2013 model, there will still be a few years to run. I found a 27,000 mile 1.7 CRDi ISG 3 at a dealer that would be perfect.

A car for the heart

Another great-value, South Korean maker of easy-to-enter-and-exit sports utility vehicles would be SsangYong. This a value brand which offers everything a new car buyer would need, plus a no-catch comprehensive five-year manufacturer’s warranty. So buying a nearly new example would save money and mean Anne would still get the same benefits when it comes to protection as this is unlimited mileage cover. The Korando is a smart and practical vehicle and a 2015 2.0TD SE automatic with just over 16,000 miles would be ideal for Anne.

ssangyong.jpgSsangYong: a smart and practical pick

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1 Comment

  1. Lankro says:

    Hey, Where can i find the key mmobomb gave me? I forgot to write it down earlier.

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