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Old 01-27-2018, 07:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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.

Almost all my driving is done 1-5 miles at a time.
Best short trip: 2.4 l/100 km, 3.9 km
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