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Fab to read about the zippy new Suzuki Ignis. Am I the only one intrigued by the three flutes in the roof pillar in your rear-view photo? Suzuki isn’t known for retro styling — well, not in the cars anyway — but I figure those flutes have to be there for a reason. Sure enough, find a photo of the mid1970s Suzuki Fronte coupe and you’ll spot some familiar styling cues. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the entire back half of the new Ignis seems to inspired by the thundering 360cc Fronte. Fraser Faithfull, email That’s good spotting and you could be right, although Suzuki says the Ignis is all about achieving a mini-SUV look for the car. TAKE A GOOD LOOK Re convex mirrors. Try this small exercise before driving, then repeat as they change lanes. They should turn their head so their chin touches the left shoulder while turning their eyes left, then repeat the exercise with their right shoulder turning their eyes right. Very easy unless you’re in a neck brace. The old-school head check comes in handy at times … Steve Haskell, email Yes, mirrors are a secondary safety system. TAX A LUXURY If there is no more Aussie car production why do we still have to pay a Luxury Car Tax, or any tax at all? Jack McBride, email The LCT was created to protect the Australian-made Holden and Ford flagships but long ago turned into a tidy little earner for Canberra. It’s not going away. WASTE OF SPACE At the same time as car makers want to sell me sophisticated and expensive safety technology, they want to deny me the basic safety of a full-size spare wheel. Their priorities are wrong. Peter Stubbs, email That takes the space-saver discussion in a new direction. SHOP AROUND What’s your opinion on the dedicated LPG Falcon? I have been asked to look for a used car for my partner’s son. His VZ Commodore needs too much work. There are numerous eGas Falcons, about eight to 10 years old, with low kilometres. Fritz, email The dedicated LPG Falcons were very good when new but, like any car, at that sort of age there will be problems. I have not heard anything bad about the eGas set-up but you should not zero-in on a Falcon just because of the gas. There are so many other great used cars in the medium class that are more economical with four-cylinder engines.