The suspension is constantly under compression just from the car's weight...even when stationary.
Really - I'm glad you told me that, here was I think cars weighed nothing
I'm sorry if the example I gave confused you. I had assumed that you would have realised that I was speaking in general terms to illustrate a point. Happily no one else appears to have made this mistake.
You are of course correct in stating that the suspension of a car will be under compression - even when stationary!!!!!!!!!
For the sake of argument let's call that normal compression
Then of course, if the car is under load the suspension could be described as being under load compression
. As previously discussed this could be mimicked by lowering the car.
Now, let's try a little thought experiment - person A drives their Alfa GTV around for a year never putting the suspension under any additional load (other than their weight of course). Person B, to get that lowered look - drives their GTV around for 12 months with 20 bags of cement in it.
Which car do you think will have the most worn suspension?