I really enjoy the increased stopping power from switching to Chromebrakes ceramix Pads. These pads "bite" much quicker then the old Bendix pads or OEM pads, even when they were new. Only about 1000 miles on the pads, so longevity and rotor wear are unknown. Not nearly as dusty as the old Bendix or OEM pads. I used Chromebrakes pads once before on a Ford Aerostar and it chewed through them in 10k miles. But I think it was due to the poorly designed braking system on that vehicle, not the pads. I have used Hawk pads as well with good results. If you enjoy driving, want increased stopping power, and desire the best for your car, these are a fast upgrade in braking feel. ( If you drive a bit hard, the Chromebrakes Green are probably better for you.