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.... Barring a stuck caliper, I may never need a new set of brake pads.
A stuck caliper piston is unlikely since it has not moved much from it's original position.
What you should consider doing is checking the caliper assembly slider pins. They are can get water and salt past the boots and rust up. I had that on one pin on my Spark EV that was rusted solid. I barely was able to remove it to clean it. (Cheap korean parts?)

But then since these cars don't wear through the pads it would be awhile before a rusted slider pin would start causing a problem.
Still, it's an easy maintenance item to disassemble, clean and re-grease.
 

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If I get a Tesla, maybe I’ll become a 1 pedal driver, unless Tesla ever implements blended brakes with auto-regen like the volt.
You'll have to become a '1 Pedal' driver with a Tesla if you want more than a very minor regen.

Doesn't Tesla offer two levels of regen?
The one that demands you adopt to the '1 Pedal' driving style. Let off the Go Pedal = Full Regen.
The other is a minor amount and regen when you let off the Go Pedal.

And as always, anytime you are on the Brake Pedal with a Tesla you are using the Friction Brakes turning Kinetic Energy into Heat.
As Old School as it gets.
 

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....Speaking of Tesla, have any Tesla owners needed new brake pads? I can give them mine :)
The answer is YES, to the tune of 4, (or was it 5?) figures $$$.

Remember, Brakes is Brakes on a T. No fancy High Tech Blended Brakes here.

Some T owner in the NE had a brake issue, takes it into the 'local' T service center and was 'sold' complete brand new replacement Brembo calipers, discs, pads, the works on all 4 corners.
He was told 'Salt Water on the roads'.
I don't have a link to this sad saga,, but it's out there.

Which brings me back to Volt and Spark floating caliper slider pins. That has been reported as a problem before.
I experienced it before it turned into a problem. Why can't they make a water tight slider pin boot? :mad:

T and their (optional?) Brembos may not have sliders. They may be fixed caliper with 2, 4, 6 pistons, or gadknowswhat.:p
 
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