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White WK Swagga 04-22-2010 09:45 AM

WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion
 
Wow I just noticed the parking brake is under the dash now... :o

Matt 04-22-2010 09:50 AM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by White WK Swagga (Post 194301)
Wow I just noticed the parking brake is under the dash now... :o

And I prefer it there... being an SUV and all.

1 GRAND 04-22-2010 12:16 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
I like the ebrake up on the center console. It has been there since the beginning.

Marlin 04-22-2010 05:50 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
I'll be brutally honest here, having the E-Brake foot operated is the WORST decision they could make.
It's terrible, no way around it. Terrible :(

White Chocolate 04-22-2010 06:13 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
Ughhhh, more and more disappointments, I agree, having that pedal there is just in the way..ugh

Marlin 04-22-2010 06:20 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
proper off road vehicles have a hand operated e-brake.

I just cannot fathom why anyone would want a foot operated parking brake. They're just not as easy to use, AND, it introduces something else to bash your legs/knees against in a serious accident.

blackpepper 04-22-2010 06:22 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
No I totally agree, mate.. I don't like foot brakes at all.. ESPECIALLY with a manual transmission...

This must be a byproduct of the Chrysler/Garmin marriage: http://www.chryslernews.com/chrysler...nded-warranty/

edit - FAIL .. I just looked at the date of the article.

Unholyskorn86 04-22-2010 10:10 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
Garmin rules and if you know how to use the foot brake right it is amazing...don't know what you guys hate about it but if you push it in a click or two then push it again it is totally a push brake....

Marlin 04-22-2010 11:26 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
What? lolol :)

ALombardi 04-22-2010 11:40 PM

Re: 2011 WK: Garmin navigation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marlin (Post 194612)
proper off road vehicles have a hand operated e-brake.

I just cannot fathom why anyone would want a foot operated parking brake. They're just not as easy to use, AND, it introduces something else to bash your legs/knees against in a serious accident.



Remember, the WK is NOT a "proper" off road vehicle. Yes it does have the air suspension option to appeal to those who would like the "off-roading" idea, or the rich yuppie who wants it to seem cool. However, any off-roading enthusiast will say Wrangler, 100%. The JGC, Especially the WK2, is far from being an ideal off-road vehicle.

Marlin 04-23-2010 02:12 AM

Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion
 
It's not a mini-van either. 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 :)

ALombardi 04-23-2010 07:08 AM

Re: WKII Foot operated E-brake discussion
 
^^

I think in the 5 years i've been driving, i've used the e-brake once. and that was to test whether or not it would actually stop me sitting in neutral.

beyond that, i dont use it.


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