Intermittent Brake Issue
I have an '87 Golf with some on and off brake issues - possibly related to driving with the hand-brake on (so stupid).
Anyhow, the issue is that sometimes when I press the brake pedal it feels "cushioned" and reacts right away, and other times I have to push the pedal in all the way and the car very gradually slows to a stop. In both instances the brakes do not make a noise, and are smooth (no grinding or vibrating).
My mechanic friend is busy for Canadian Thanksgiving, so I thought I might as well get some insight while I'm waiting to get it checked out.