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Old 04-23-2010, 08:00 AM
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

Damn, I use it every single time I park, LOL.

I used to drive standard... old habits stick I guess.

I don't mind the foot well e-brake location... I'l probably use it less, haha.
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

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No one can tell me a foot operated park brake is good. Because they're not.
Thankfully I very Very rarely use it on auto gearbox vehicles, in fact I only use when parked on steep inclines
I kind of like the parking brake on the floor, away from the console area, out of the way, less clutter. Since you "very rarely" use it why wouldn't this be good for you? BTW, I'm the same as you - only engage when on a steep incline, especially boat ramps.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:34 AM
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

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Damn, I use it every single time I park, LOL.

I used to drive standard... old habits stick I guess.

I don't mind the foot well e-brake location... I'l probably use it less, haha.
most likely... you know these FLORIDA HILLS we have... (clermont? thats about all we got?)
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:35 AM
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most likely... you know these FLORIDA HILLS we have... (clermont? thats about all we got?)


yeah, I hit a lot of hills around here (lol).
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

All I know is that I'm 6'3" and in almose every vehicle I've been in that have the parking brake under the dash it's been an obstacle for me to get my left foot around.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:44 AM
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All I know is that I'm 6'3" and in almose every vehicle I've been in that have the parking brake under the dash it's been an obstacle for me to get my left foot around.
Maybe this one will be placed better (wishful thinking for you, lol)
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

WTF e-brake FTMFL on the new GC !!!
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

looks to me like the wk2 has more footwell room than the wk...so it wont matter. I really could careless....my wifes lexus has one like that and Ive never paid any attention to it to be honest
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

I know I wouldn't want a foot brake if I was parked like this (just imagine this but parallel parking only):



I would want my left foot for the actual brake.. maybe with hill start assist it'll be a non-issue anyway..
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:29 PM
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

heh, yeah, a hand brake would be nice in that situation, lol.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:33 PM
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

LOL yep.. I'm a creature of my environment and I prefer hand brakes..

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heh, yeah, a hand brake would be nice in that situation, lol.
The slopes are so steep, it’s unbelievable. I bet all cars in San Francisco have automatic transmissions (not true). Not only the streets are steep, they are also narrow.



where do you see steps on sidewalks.. c'mon!
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion

damn, that's crazy... I couldn't imagine driving a MT there... fawk that noise! lol
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