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View Poll Results: Electric Parking Brake
Love ‘Em - Makes life so much easier 23 36.51%
Loathe ‘Em - Nope not for me 40 63.49%
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #1
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EPB’s - Love ‘Em Or Loathe ‘Em ?

EPB’s - electric parking brakes
Do you love ‘Em or loathe ‘Em ?

I had my first car with one in 2009, a new Audi A4 (which also had hill hold assist) & I absolutely love it!

Seems strange to get in car now with a ‘real’ handbrake lol

Thoughts ?
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The interior seems nicer when you have not got one to look at. I thought on the E class that the pedal was a little too close to the clutch pedal. Only downside is needing an odb reader to do a simple job like pad changes
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EPB’s - electric parking brakes
Do you love ‘Em or loathe ‘Em ?

I had my first car with one in 2009, a new Audi A4 (which also had hill hold assist) & I absolutely love it!

Seems strange to get in car now with a ‘real’ handbrake lol

Thoughts ?
Not voted as think I've only had one car with it. Current mx5 has a traditional handbrake and the jeep a foot brake.

Wasn't overly impressed with them and the Hill start is a pain when reverse parking on a hill as you can't just put your foot on the clutch and roll back.

It's like most things these days they're designed to make life easier but also IMO makes for less of a driver. Does the test still include a hill start (or am I really showing my age) and if so can you switch hill start assist off?
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On the fence.
Don't love them but don't hate them
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Work brilliant with a DSG and traffic assist...pain free traffic jams, even uphill!
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Not had a car with one in yet but i dont like the idea of them. I may convert as i hated the oil level sensors before but i kind of like them now, makes checking oil a doddle but is a bit of a pain come service time.

Only thing is they are much more expensive to repair if they go wrong. as with oil level sensors. Iv had one of those go on me and £100 for a new one is not nice when a dipstick has never gone wrong on me lol.
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Call me old fashioned but I would prefer a full mechanical hand brake, oil level gauge and temperature gauge. A lot of modern cars have none of the above!
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You can't be a hooligan and perform handbreak turns with a silly EPB. A proper handbrake for me any day.
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Now on my 3rd car with one still much prefer a hand operated one.
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yet another pointless "gadget" for the sake of a gadget,
Yet another thing that people who cant drive properly can blame when it goes wrong
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