Diesel / petrol brake differences

Hi,
My wife has a 2001 focus petrol ghia estate (discs all round + ABS) and a couple of months ago I picked up a 2002 tdci zetec hatch (front discs /
rear drums - no ABS). Swapping between the two I've noticed that both the handbrake and footbrake on the petrol are *much* more immediate and therefore feel more positive/reassuring. I get back in my diesel after driving the other and every time feel there is something wrong with it. Local dealer says the brakes are fine.
Any opinions? Is this normal between disc/disc/ABS and disc/drum/no-ABS?
Conversely the clutch on the diesel is *really* sudden, while the petrol is much more progressive, FWIW.
Cheers,
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Yep, it's the disc/disc <--> disc/drum difference, the ABS shouldn't get activated during usual driving or you need to rethink strongly the way you are using your car.
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In addition the diesel car is heavier, because of the engine needing more brake "power" to reduce speed.
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Thanks Michael
I will be a bit more comfortable on the MWay now.
Cheers
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