GOt a 2012 new car just coz at that very moment in time there were no cheap imports, new regulations, 2nd hand cars were around 10-15k (*yes!) dearer than an equivalent today.
Noticed that brakes were juddering after going downhill say 1km.
Took it for warranty repair for the 2nd time (1st time machined it, didn't really fix it)
The engineer said - well you must have over heated it before and once you do that the front rotors are forever scarred. Did you remember doing that? I said, umm yes the first time it happened i came down from a mountain (ski field, no snow, ie normal sealed road normal tyres) in the middle of it it did that. Aha he said.
So i said you're not supposed to brake going down hills?
He said - umm you should put it to manual and use engine braking.
I said - who does that? He said - well if you don't this is what happens. I said, show me where in the manual it says to do that.
Then there was a discussion about which is worse - burnt out pads or warped rotors, or dead transmission.
(Note: they honoured the warranty, they were very nice about it but seriously! Underpowered car and underspec-ed brakes)