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    as i reckon on lots of miles how many miles before thinking about replacing front pads and rear pads ?

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    It would be interesting to see what people are getting out of theirs. Autos are traditionally heavier than manuals on their front pad wear. I was thinking of changing mine in the next month or two and its only done 15K.

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    My last Vectra SRi 1.9 CDTi 150 which I had from new, I got 40,000 miles then both the front and rears needed replacing.

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    I just changed mine after 52k front and back.

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    The car's done 42k (38K of that me) and I was told after service the other week that I had 2-3k left in the front and half-worn on the back.

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    GSi is half way down it's pads at 26K.. I'll prob change them in july..And it's an auto BTW..Mrs GSi's will prob be done at the same time which will proib be about 45k..

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    so roughly speaking @ second service ie 40,000 would be the average ?

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    well i'd certainly ask them to do a brake inspection whilst they had the car...

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    will be a few months before there having it back and will probably change them myself

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    just remember the rear calipers wind back up.. apart from tht it's a doddle..

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