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Old 12-25-2004, 11:16 AM   #21
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At least there is the release for it. My Malibu has the foot brake and to release it you actually push the pedal harder then let go quickly,that is no fun at all for this.


But on the Bonneville by keeping the handle in the release position it is much easier, sure the hand brake like I had on previous cars is way easier but with a bit of practice the foot operated one with the handle in "constant release mode" could be fun to. I may just have to try that when Renee is NOT around to see me, LOL.
Most bonnies have that release as well. I know for sure 95 and later does, 93 did not.

Stupid foot brakes.
My 94 had it, And my 93 now does.
im confused what are we talking here, I have a release handle on my 93??
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I used to have the pull handle in the 93, when i swapped dashes the 94 dash didn't have a provision for it, I've now got the step to release kind.
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OK, i didnt know that the later bonnes changed the parking break pedal design, thanks for the info
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I got WAAAAY enough of E-brake only driving when the brakes failed on MrsCrzydmnds Bonneville the last 10 miles of a 70 mile trip. If there had been ANY traffic at all, I woulda pulled over and let a tow truck come and get it. I dont recommend this at all, one hand on the release and foot on the pedal bracing for the stops. Turned out the passenger side caliper had locked up, ran all the way out, destroyed the rotor, caliper piston, as well as the pads LOL.

In any case, you could always find an empty parking lot (malls) to have some fun in! Watch the lightposts!!
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Today would be a perfect day to go sliding. All the shops are closed, all the cops are at home. Fun ****. And yes, driving with just the e-brake is not safe. When I lost power brakes, those were better than the regular brakes.. and they sucked. I kept locking up the rears, and it was quite fun trying to control that. But, I see where you could use it. Like when the roads are complete ice, and turning yields nothing, and you have to slide the rear end out to get the car to turn. However, you would think the people in charge of taking care of the roads would fix that.. but there are highways around here [Red Arrow Highway in particular], that isn't taken care of, and it'* quite the challenge to drive on that after we get some snow.


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