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View Poll Results: EPB Or Handbrake ?
EPB 21 26.92%
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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EPB Or Handbrake ? Which Do You Prefer ?

EPB (electronic parking brake) or handbrake?
Which do you prefer?

I have a car with each & both have there advantages and disadvantages IMHO

Thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:48 PM   #2
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Different cars deploy is differently.

Unless you're doing handbrake turns they usually work well once you've worked them out.

A double jab of the brakes works really well with the Mercs.
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I prefer the EPB in day to day driving. Its convenient.

However, the downside is that for the first few weeks you keep pumping down with your foot if you had a foot operated parking brake before, or keep looking for the handbrake lever if had a handbrake previously.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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Personally prefer hand brake. Although when I drive my brothers golf, I easily adjust to the EPB
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I'm going to throw another option - depends on where the EPB is - my previous Audi was where the handbrake should be, so quite happy to have either, wife's Merc is under steering column to right and is a right PIA when wanting to use it when driving...
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Old school physical hand brake.SJ.
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This will get like the manual v auto/DCT box argument.

Slowly the former will take over.
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Old school physical hand brake.SJ.
Me too. old school all day for me.
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My GTi has an EPB but i can't park it for any length of time without the brakes locking on, would rather have a handbrake
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Mine just switches on and off when I come to a standstill, so don't have to use the physical button.
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