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Braking performers

Asked by Ian Wood

With reference to Robert Bruton's letter in a recent Cars Guide, my company also runs Rodeo utes. We consistently get 150,000km-plus from the original brake pads. My 1996 Jackaroo has just had rear pads at 180,000km with at least 30 per cent left on the front. Our 2002 BMW 320i at 25,000km is about half way through a set of pads with the usual excessive brake dust, which seems typical of many German cars. BMW says the pad/rotor material used offers the best compromise between progressive brake feel (performance) and component life. It seems to me both the Isuzu-built products offer more than adequate braking performance.

Answered by CarsGuide

7 Feb 2003 CarsGuide team

No doubt the Rodeo delivers adequate brake performance -- it has to, to meet ADRs and customer expectations. But I'm sure you'd agree it doesn't brake as effectively as your BMW. The Rodeo doesn't have the high performance of the BMW so it doesn't need the same level of braking performance. German cars (including the Opel-sourced Holden) do tend to use a pad/rotor combination that gives good pedal feel and stopping performance, but higher wear. But all car companies are striving for greater braking performance and even homegrown models now chew up pads and discs in less than 60,000km.

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