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If I may confirm it, you replaced your front brake pads at 55,000 miles?

I only have 40,000 km and I need to replace it now, front and rear pads, I'm just waiting for it to arrive.
Front pads and rotors at 55k, yup. Though the pads easily had another 15 - 20k miles in them, I was tired of the warped rotors.

But also put 55k miles on the car in under 2 years with it being 95% highway driving, so the pads weren't being used much.

As other evidence, I've had these same pads/rotors on now for over 100k miles and they've still got some life in them

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Front pads and rotors at 55k, yup. Though the pads easily had another 15 - 20k miles in them, I was tired of the warped rotors.

But also put 55k miles on the car in under 2 years with it being 95% highway driving, so the pads weren't being used much.

As other evidence, I've had these same pads/rotors on now for over 100k miles and they've still got some life in them
What could be wrong with my brake pads? Perhaps I should blame my driving style.
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Archerfish -- Probably.

I've got 180k on my "6" now -- on second set of brakes. They're still serviceable but probably have another ~20k miles worth of life left in them.

It's not hard to burn through a set of brakes in 20k miles or less. You won't like what it does to your fuel economy doing that (every bit of braking you do is heat that you must dissipate, and you paid for that energy in the form of gas) but.... it's your choice.
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Archerfish -- Probably.

I've got 180k on my "6" now -- on second set of brakes. They're still serviceable but probably have another ~20k miles worth of life left in them.

It's not hard to burn through a set of brakes in 20k miles or less. You won't like what it does to your fuel economy doing that (every bit of braking you do is heat that you must dissipate, and you paid for that energy in the form of gas) but.... it's your choice.
What he said.

I roll to stops as often as I can, I approach turns at the highest speed I can without hitting brakes, I drive (usually) as calmly as I can because it's too easy to get stressed with a long commute and never worth it.

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Archerfish -- Probably.

I've got 180k on my "6" now -- on second set of brakes. They're still serviceable but probably have another ~20k miles worth of life left in them.

It's not hard to burn through a set of brakes in 20k miles or less. You won't like what it does to your fuel economy doing that (every bit of braking you do is heat that you must dissipate, and you paid for that energy in the form of gas) but.... it's your choice.
180,000 and this is in miles and not kilometers?!? That means, the average is 90k.

I only raced the car thrice so that might have caused it.

I'm hoping that EBC Green is better than stock. The stock pads cost way more than the aftermarket ones. Well, what else can I expect from stealership (I got that word here).
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What he said.

I roll to stops as often as I can, I approach turns at the highest speed I can without hitting brakes, I drive (usually) as calmly as I can because it's too easy to get stressed with a long commute and never worth it.
I also do this, but some drivers brake too early and so I have to brake too.

In our local place, we have a lot of "uneducated" driver. Many will stay and hog the overtaking lane and they run way below 80 kph!

Another annoying thing, some of them, if not most of them, will enter your lane very, very, and painfully slow as they merge. There was an instance that I have to slam on the brakes!

It's difficult to use the cruise control and maintain a speed of 83 kph as some are running at 60! I understand trucks, but cars?

Then again, I have to adjust. The world will not adjust for me. I need to drive slow, like the rest of them.
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180,000 and this is in miles and not kilometers?!? That means, the average is 90k.
Yep, and I changed the first set of brakes because I expected to have to do it in the middle of the summer, which is a serious pain in the neck around here due to the summer heat. I'd rather do the job in the off seasons, so I did it 10-20k miles early.

I think I'll get into fall before the current set runs out..... but it'll be close. I rotate my tires when I change my oil, so I get a good opportunity to look at the brake pad condition every ~7k miles or so.
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