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Old 01-25-2018, 02:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can only imagine what it would be like to do it in a banged up econobox with 100,000 miles on it...

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Old 01-26-2018, 02:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't like these

Slightly off topic, but this is one of several reasons why I don't like the new electronic parking brakes.



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Me? I did it in the F-150 when it was new.
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Slightly off topic, but this is one of several reasons why I don't like the new electronic parking brakes.
That's a valid point, even though I don't like them mostly because a conventional handbrake seems more reliable. Foot-activated parking brakes OTOH are not so bad in vehicles with automatic transmission, but becomes a PITA with a manual transmission.
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My 2004 Prius had a foot-activated parking brake: Push to set, push again to release.

You could do e-brake turns with it, but it felt weird and slightly dangerous compared to a hand brake.

Could just be because I wasn't as used to it.
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My 2004 Prius had a foot-activated parking brake: Push to set, push again to release.
I think the foot park brake with hand release is even worse. I rarely do handbrake turns for fun or parking but it is very valuable emergency avoidance tool. When a fwd car starts to understeer on a turn, it's nice to know you have a way to kick the back end out. I always feel more confident driving on bad roads with a handbrake.
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I think the foot park brake with hand release is even worse.
Me too, even though it doesn't bother me so much when the vehicle has an automatic transmission. Most of my experience with this parking brake setup has been on manuals, and it was a PITA whenever I had to stop at traffic lights on hills.

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