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Re: What's the scariest car failure you've had while driving?

I had a 1.6 205 GTi yonks ago and myself and 4 friends went down to Cornwall in it loaded to the max. Pressing on down narrow country lanes in Cornwall i could feel the brakes were fading due to overheating so i backed off to allow them to cool down. The car in front of me decided he was gonna stop for no reason and i had to slam the brakes on knowing they were gonna be an issue. The pedal sank about 3 inches and my life flashed before me as i thought we were gonna rear end the car in front. All my friends screamed at the same time but the brakes miraculously stopped us about 2mm short! I was shaking so much we just stopped for half hour to let the brakes cool properly.

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