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      08-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Electronic or manual handbrake ?

Last few cars I've driven all seem to have electronic handbrake. A 2012 530d Demonstrator I had even had one. So why does the 3 Series stick with a manual handbrake?

Do you have a preference ? Or is just technology for technology's sake ?
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For me, I prefer the good old fashioned lever. I had a hire car from work once which had the electronic hand brake and it was a novelty but took some getting used to. I'm not a Luddite but some how I have more faith in a lever doing the job than pressing a button, especially when parking on a hill
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Manual handbrake every day for me.

I just parted company with my 2009 Audi A4, which had an electronic handbrake, absolutely hated it. It didn't have intelligent hill hold, so steep hill starts well a bloomin nightmare. For me personally, I'm glad my wee F30 has the good old fashioned handbrake.
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Manual handbrake of course!


How else are you going to do J-Turns and handbrake turns around the local Tesco carpark?!?!?!
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Last few cars I've driven all seem to have electronic handbrake. A 2012 530d Demonstrator I had even had one. So why does the 3 Series stick with a manual handbrake?

Do you have a preference ? Or is just technology for technology's sake ?
My car has an eletronic handbrake and my wife's has a manual one. Must admit, I now don't like the manual one on the wife's car. Mine works every time and does the job on hills. It is a step backwards for me, when (if?) I get a 320.
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Besides from reliability issues (I've never seen any) ... a manual handbrake just takes up space that can be better used for something else!

Electronic for me ...... slightly disappointed that my 330d on order will be a manual handbrake.
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Yeah likewise. As long as it's properly implemented, an electronic handbrake is great
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Impossible to do handbrake turns with an electronic handbrake.

Lol

Said that to the plamf when collecting a new A6, you should have seen the look on his face!

Ps for the avoidance of doubt, the only donuts I do are Krispy Kreme or an occasional greggs. :-))
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Besides from reliability issues (I've never seen any) ... a manual handbrake just takes up space that can be better used for something else!

Electronic for me ...... slightly disappointed that my 330d on order will be a manual handbrake.
+1 for me, feels like a bit of a backwards step (a manual handbrake). Electronic ones make the interior less cluttered in my humble opinion
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