I liked the strong, progressive footbrake
and dramafree deceleration and the effective parking brake.
He might be great at driving across a field, but how good will he be at remembering to apply the footbrake
properly before he gets down to open a gate, and how careful will he be when crossing steep slopes or towing a load down a hill?
I would have preferred greater feel through the steering and footbrake
, although it turned tightly and easily when parking and that parking brake securely held it on our regular test slope.
gave excellent feedback and power to rapidly slow the Mazda6 Tourer from any speed and with reassuringly control on damp surfaces and the electric parking brake held it on a test slope.
I tried to put the footbrake
on and it didn't work." He said that he went over the pavement and two flagpoles - "I then thought 'oh my god'.
In the court, Martin, of Douglas Terrace, Gelston, admitted driving carelessly at 42mph in bad weather on the Dalbeattie Road in Dumfries last November while the footbrake
was completely inoperable.
"To make sure of this you need to control your speed so that you have time to allow the vehicle to slow down without using the footbrake
I would have liked greater feedback through steering and footbrake
but it turned in a tight circle and the handbrake securely held on our test slope.
I liked the power, feedback and modest pressure needed on the footbrake
, the parking brake secure held it on a slope while the steering had a good turning circle, modest weight and did not suffer from vibration or kick-back on bad roads.
When finishing your drive always stop the car completely by using the foot brake, then applying the parking brake, selecting Park, turning off all the controls (headlights, radio, air conditioning etc) and then lastly releasing the footbrake
carefully to ensure that you have fully applied the parking brake, especially when parking on a slope.
I hadn't missed a trick, the key was in my pocket within range, I had pressed the brake before I hit the button, the automatic gear level was in park mode and the footbrake
It's suitable for those aged 8+ and comes with a footbrake
. Don't forget to invest in a helmet and pads too.