Readers have their say about everything on wheels
I WAS amazed at the carsGuide report on driver fatigue. Do we need a gadget to tell us if we are too tired to drive? Come on, use some common sense.
Patricia Woolcock, Viewbank You’re right. Yes, we need to apply more common sense, but some people would prefer to have a gadget.
I AM looking to buy my first car in the next couple of months. I have a maximum of $7500 to spend. What do you think of the VX or VT Commodores? Do you have any other suggestions? I am 19 in August.
Marty, email A Commodore is an awful choice for a first car, because they take some taming and can be a real handful with poor tyres and a powerful V6 engine (not to mention the fuel economy). A young driver should learn in something small, say, a Suzuki Swift, before you go to the Commodore.
MY WIFE and I have recently returned from Europe. While in Germany we decided to visit the Mercedes and Porsche museums in Stuttgart. The Mercedes museum was the better of the two, very modern and with a great range of vintage, classic and current cars. They also have a great restaurant and snack bar. For all those wishing to see a wonderful car museum it’s well worth the effort to see both. We used the local train service to get to and from the museums. Very highly recommended for the young and old. Stuttgart itself is also a great place to visit.
Dave Miles, email Those are two of the favourite carsGuide museums, and did you know there is a zoo with elephants — yes, even in the snowy winter— in Stuttgart?
Worth a visit: the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart is a favourite.