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It all depends on driving style, amount of city and highway commute, how hard you use them how fast you drive, whether or not you down shift, how many autocrosses, track days, etc, etc, etc.
Now the long term Car and Driver 8 or maybe it was MotorTrend they had done an extrapolation of brake wear and they said that the fronts would go 75k and the backs over 110k. That seems high to me, I would expect that the average 8 driver would get about 50k for the front and 65-70k for the rears. The car is light and the brakes are very good.
Now I expect to get less than that, but maybe I am wrong.
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Most of these people on the forum will go 25,000 to 35,000 miles for the front brake pads. I went 50,000 miles. Btw, I'm still on the original OEM bridgestones (most here ate them up in 20,000 to 30,000 miles) and I also add 1 quart of oil every 3000 miles (where most people here do it every 1000 to 2000 miles). That should give you an idea.