I just wanted to suggest to anyone who may soon be in the market for a new car, to consider one with a back up camera. They truly are a Spiney's best friend, especially if you have neck issues, and/or an SUV.
You can reduce your having to turn your neck, and thus, your spine by about 90%. Think about how much twisting you do when trying to parallel park, or back out of a parking space. You can watch how close you are by looking into a screen, instead of turning your neck, or trying to use your side mirrors. Not to mention it could keep you from accidentally hit a child while backing out of your driveway. Don't get me wrong, you still have to look side to side when you are backing up of course, but know more craining your neck while you back out.
They do take a little getting used to, so if you test drive one, you may not like it right off the bat. When I first got mine, I felt almost dizzy looking at the screen, but that went away in just a few days.
The other thing I suggest is heated leather seats if you are one who gets relief from heat. I have been known to have the ac on high, & my heated seats on at the same time.
I think at some point back up cameras will be mandatory in all new cars, but for now they & heated leather seats are a luxury, & luxury = more $. But, it is well worth it, & can make driving much more tolerable, especially if you drive long distances frequently.
I have a 2008 Acadia, & I was reminded of how much I count on these things when I had to drive my husband's 2005 Tahoe.
We can't always control the cards we are dealt in life, but we can control how we play the hand