Originally Posted by Pat.w
Saabs used to have the handbrake on the front wheels back in the days of the 99 at least.....iirc there was a lever that actuated the piston in the caliper, the cable length wouldn't matter as long as the outer also moved with the caliper/hub
As did pre-facelift 900s, the Alfasud and 'early' Subarus, apparently - a pretty short list though. I figured it wouldn't use a totally standard cabling rig.
I know why they did it with the Xantia - there's not enough clearance at the back due to the underslung rear suspension, the others are a mystery; just to be different? It would scupper showing off by doing a handbrake turn though; I guess the Xantia probably isn't popular with boy-racers
Well, unless you like reversing!