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Old 07-31-2012, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pony_trekker View Post
That is a very misleading "test" (yes, I'm saying Consumer Reports screwed up).

"Driving the Avalon down our track with the accelerator floored, our driver reached 60 mph and then pushed the brake pedal to the floor and kept it there with all the force he could muster. The Avalon finally ground to a halt, after over 500 feet. A normal stop from 60 mph would take about 140 feet."

Those brakes were tasked with fighting engine power and kinetic energy - that is above and beyond the call of duty. The brakes on a Toyota will eventually overheat and fail... as they did in the test.

We are talking about a vehicle at a standstill, or going slowly...

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