Does the weight of the vehicle can be a factor?. Momentum of vehicle at any speed will be more for Fiat than its light weight counter parts. So the breaking force required to stop the vehicle is more. One has to compare equally massive vehicles like Fabia and Punto. Does skoda cars have this early worn out break pad problems? Assume that Punto and Jazz use the same quality break pads then the Puntos pads has to suffer great friction than Jazz.