When I first heard about the Mk7 Golf, I was concerned about the electric handbrake, never having used one before and also seeing reports of problems with them on other vehicles.
Would like to hear from Mk7 owners their views on it - any problems, or does it just work fine?
Well it works okay I'll give you the good points and bad points
It does hold the car well, never any issues with creeping.
Auto hold works a treat (as long as you press the brake firmly when you stop)
Leaves plenty of space in the centre console
Doesn't always disengage cleanly can cause the car to stutter
Can be an absolute paint to disengage when trying to park in a tight space
Doesn't engage auto hold if you take your seat belt off when you stop so car might not actually have handbrake on when you think it does.
All in all it works better than I expected it to but there are a few quibbles. In saying that you start to expect them and know when they will appear so adapt to them soon enough. I always leave the car in gear when parked though..............................just in case.