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.