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Electronic Handbrake

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whats the general concensus of opinion regarding the electronic handbrake,? I am happy with the new car [,2012]...but if the thing is going to cost £1600 to replace, when the warrantee runs out it might be too expensive .

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well, I prefer a good old-fashioned one ...

However, you can stay in warranty for 7 years & iirc it's usually ~£1100 rather than £1600 for replacement if needed?

We just don't know how prevalent it is, people with a problem are always far more likely to post than those that don't so a forum like this can seem to magnify a statistically small problem..

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I must say I had a T25 from new and the handbrake was never brilliant, I now have a T27 CVT and wouldn't use it at first, actuators failing and all that but I use it all the time now and I drive a taxi, my car has done 80k and it gets used all the time...no problems people only report problems, if some started a thread about how my handbrake worked when I used it no one would read it, I would use a Toyota for a taxi any day, not anything French or a Ford and definitely not a Vauxhall, be thankful for the choice made, that's what I say, and I should know!

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Good point Scott,i too would have preferred the old set up. but as you say ,i could , if i still like the car in 4 years time,buy an extended warrantee.

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PS ciao 58

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I must admit on my CVT I was just putting it into Park and not using the handbrake for the first month...thought this is silly as its probably not doing the auto gearbox any favors when on a slight incline....so I now use it all the time....I still have slightly over 3 years warranty left and would extend that as and when...!

By the way does anyone know how much that costs?

Cheers!

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Not atm, They used to have it on their website but no longer.

I did enquire when I bought my "new to me" car recently but the dealer said that he couldn't sell me an extended warranty until the original one was running out.

I also phoned Toyota direct & they were of no use on this either.

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I think it's great, it takes a little getting used to when doing handbrake turns.

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