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COM­MON SENSE

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.

FIRST CAR

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.

CAR MU­SE­UMS

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.

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