I wonder how long do brakes last under typical and various driving patterns. With my current car (2006 Suzuki Forenza) at 80k miles, I do not recall having to specifically change the brake pads or any other brake component besides the brake fluid (at 58k miles).
No mechanic mentioned anything about them to me during service work, oil changes. And peering through the wheel covers, I don’t see any real scraping/scratching of the rotors on my disk brakes, nor do I hear the wear indicator squealing sounds of worn brakes that I heard when I drove a really used car.
Perhaps I got lucky here, just like how I managed to get 9 yrs of life out of the car’s OEM battery. Original tires didn’t last as long but still great at 7 years, 58k miles.