Weird that this came up!!
I just bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have never driven an SUV as my primary vehicle. I have always driven something sporty (Firebird, Camaro, etc..). I never noticed before while driving them but now with the newest addition I can say that I LOVE-LOVE being able to just swing my legs out and be standing up. It was killing me to get in and out of something lower to the ground only I wasn't in-tune with what was causing me the distress until it wasn't there anymore. I'm hoping the heated seats will come in handy in the winter and it also has lumbar but I don't think I care for it. I still have the sporty stuff but since I am not driving those on a daily basis it has been a good change.
I have a little Toyota, small enough to be able to park it. I always back into my drive way, my mirrors all set because I can't turn my neck around. The bucket seats do not mesh nicely w/ my back. I'm always moving in my seat to try to be more comfortable. My DH has a SUV, since I'm not driving right now, we mostly use his vehicle. He is a big guy at 6'3" so my car is tough for him. I have to lift my dead leg up into the SUV, then drag my other leg in after me. It looks as pretty as it sounds. lol At least as a passenger, I can move a bit more easily. There are 5 cars in my family and I have yet to be completely comfortable in any of them. I always travel w/ bed pillows to ease my back.
God bless. Alice.
i drive a toyota sienna....i love it. drives like a car and the leather seats are comfy. guess i should say i have kids, tho, too and am the typical carpool mom...i live in my car. some days are easier than others...i have ddd (degenerative disc disease) and 3 bulging discs in my low back on top of the fibro. i keep a fluffy hand towel in my car, and if my back starts to get sore, i roll it up and use it as a small support for the small of my back. my back pillow is too large for the car. also...the seats have a heat option, which sometimes helps in the winter. my hubby drives a new jeep commander, and the seats aren't as comfortable, and of course, being a jeep/suv...it's a lot bumpier.