I was very happy to see my Volvo has a good old fashioned handbrake when I first drove it. Then when I tried to pull away later, it felt like the handbrake was on. I RFM and it has a "hill holder" thing where it holds the rear brakes on until you let the clutch up. Uh-oh.
Renault Scenic handbrakes are hilarious. The emergency release is in the boot. Pull the lever to release the handbrake. Sounds good.....until *someone releases it on a hill