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Old 05-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #121
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
That sounds a little glib to me. I've read the Focus's weight distribution is 58/42. And that in general small cars' front brakes do "up to" 70% of the work. Driving around my kids I'd want to have all the stopping power I can. And really, how much more expensive is it to service the rear disc brakes versus drums? An extra $50 or so every 40,000 miles? Peanuts...
Sure, 50 per side. 100 for a disc should you need to replace those as well.

Point is, costs.

To Ford, it makes no sense to give their base models 4 disc brakes.
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