Hatchback that cushions bumps

08-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Dear All,

My wife and I are interested in a hatchback which can cushion out road bumps. Both of us are pensioners with bad backs, spinal problems. So we are searching for a small car (my wife has a poor spatial sense). Our budget would be about 50000 AUD. We live in a rural area with roads full of stones and pot holes. Our region is a plain, not hilly.


08-12-2014, 05:07 PM
hi Cleo,

see you're from Melbourne, if you were in Europe would advise you a CitroŽn C4 ;)

the lastest VW Golf is one of the comfiest rides of the hatchbacks i think, esp. if you opt for suspension you can adapt, then you could choose for "comfort" mode

Ford Focus probably a good and comfy ride too

probably the Koreans have a few comfy hatchbacks too... i know the old Hyundai's are very soft, the more recent ones bit less, but if you don't care about the badge you may want to look into those too

either way, seems worth to test drive some first before you buy

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