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Old 17 August 2009, 08:55   #11
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if you think an electronic handbrake is dodgy what about all the interlocks on the starter?
several times I have stalled a modern car when entering a roundabout because I havent been used to the vehicle, now usually in a normal car with the vehicle still moving i would just pick a gear, dump the clutch and carry on! not in a modern car! trying to apply the handbrake, press the clutch and footbrake and select neutral all in the right order so it will let you start it, whilst sat in the middle of a roundabout aint fun
I like my landrover
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Old 17 August 2009, 08:56   #12
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What is wrong with a simple mechanical lever?
Funnily enough, what's wrong is that it's not what the customer wants as a priority in that part of a car.

Vehicle manufacturers spend a lot of time and effort surveying and understanding what customers need and want. When it comes to interior packaging, customers state that they want convenient places for phones, money, drinks, wallets...and what they don't want is to compromise stowage space for stuff like handbrake levers, gear levers and the like. Take at look at the Disco 3 and 4...no handbrake lever...or the Jaguar XF/XK/XJ which has neither handbrake nor gear selector levers.

The world moves on and finds different ways of doing things. It's why we don't all still ride around with the horse and cart.

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no need for it to be electric
I agree to a degree, other than, there's not a lot of room for a large mechanical lever in some modern cockpits. Also, you could use that argument against powered windows, sunroofs etc.
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............I like my landrover
Me too, it has an electronic handbrake.
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if you think an electronic handbrake is dodgy what about all the interlocks on the starter?
several times I have stalled a modern car when entering a roundabout because I havent been used to the vehicle, now usually in a normal car with the vehicle still moving i would just pick a gear, dump the clutch and carry on! not in a modern car! trying to apply the handbrake, press the clutch and footbrake and select neutral all in the right order so it will let you start it, whilst sat in the middle of a roundabout aint fun
I like my landrover
The wife's car has no keys for locking or starting, just a card in her pocket/ handbag, its a right pain to start
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Me too, it has an electronic handbrake.
Ditto

And bloody good and useful it is too
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The wife has no key for locking or starting, just cards in her pocket/ handbag and phoneboxes.
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Me too, it has an electronic handbrake.
I have a standard handbrake.....but i rarely use it. cant reach the bloody thing with the seatbelt on. thats 60s ergonomics for you
guess i should have used the disco handbrake lever and cable along with the gearbox i used
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What electric handbrake, it was a standard one

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She was listening to music in the car when she accidentally knocked off the brake and despite frantic attempts, she could not pull it back up.
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