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Brakes on a 147 1.6 Lusso

I'm just coming up to 4 years and 40k on all original brakes on a 147 1.6.
There is still around 1/2" on the front pads and have never had a car that the brakes have lasted so well on. I do around 2/3 of my mileage on motorway and using cruise control, I wonder if that has saved the pads?

Is this sort of mileage normal or have I just been lucky?
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You probably exemplify progressive, controlled, non harsh braking. Congratulations.:
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Re: Brakes on a 147 1.6 Lusso

The pads on the late models are as hard as hell.

You will find that you need pads and discs when you change.

My 156 got to 60,000miles on 1 set of front pads - by that time it needed discs too.
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Re: Brakes on a 147 1.6 Lusso

I have 76k km (47,5k miles) and still the original pads. But I will need to change them soon and as cj romeo said I will need new discs as well. They wear at the same rate.
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Re: Brakes on a 147 1.6 Lusso

I've done 63k on front pads and they are bout 60% worn now. The rears only did 36k.
I'm hard on the brakes and do use them alot, do a bit of motoryway driving but mainly round lanes and a roads.

They are the best wearing brakes i've come across.
Well apart from a hybred (Well known make).
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Re: Brakes on a 147 1.6 Lusso

my front pads lasted about 9000 miles lol, disks lasted 64000! just replaced the whole lot, front and back,, improvement in braking is fantastic
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