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Q: Opinion on electronic handbrakes

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What's your opinion on electronic handbrakes?

I don’t like them. Why take something simple like a cable that you pull to turn the handbrakes on that is tried and trusted, and simple to fix, and make it more complicated and easier to break?

A lot of the high-end cars are going for them now because they look cool, but in reality, they are usually much cheaper and more prone to break in comparison. On top of that, these systems are usually much harder to repair.

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