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Just how bad are the brakes? 2006 base
I purchased a 2006 base model 4WD with 90,000 miles on it in October. The dealer I purchased it from indicated the pads and rotors had just been replaced, front and rear. The brakes are very spongy, a hard stop pushes the pedal nearly to the floor fairly easily. Brake fluid is good, no obvious leaks, pedal cannot be pumped up while it's running so I do not suspect air in the lines. It seems to stop reasonably well, but the brakes are not what I think of as confidence-inspiring.
Yes, I used the search feature and found others with similar issues. Just how bad are the brakes, really? Granted, I was used to the very firm pedal feel of a Mazda 6, but my wife's XTerra has a nice firm brake pedal as well. Any suggestion of what may be wrong, if there is something? Thanks.