I know there was another thread posted recently about how far brake pads had lasted but I'm trying to approach this issue from another angle. Not necessarily just concerning Commodores. What is a "good" expectation for standard factory pads on an auto trans vehicle weighing approx 1700kg? Yesterday, I replaced the front tyres on our 2015 Captiva 5, which we purchased new. The pads all round are the factory originals. They have now done 113,000km and would have about 60% of the original pad material remaining. The discs are still smooth, no scoring and no ridges. The brakes don't squeal or shed dust. Braking performance has remained consistent, light pedal and solid retardation. At this rate, the pads will easily exceed 200k. I can't imagine how such low wear has been achieved. No nanny driving, but being a 4 cylinder Captiva, it's no powerhouse. Anybody got ideas how standard brakes can be so durable yet effective?