What is the difference between using in possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns structures?

For example:

You car is faster than my car. (possessive adjective)


Your car is faster than mine. (possessive pronoun)

As I understand, both are the same, but I don't know what's more common or what less common in such contexts, or maybe I should avoid one of them. I want to sound fluent.

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Pronouns in general exist to avoid repeating the same name or noun over and over when there is not a need to repeat it, and they also indicate that you expect the reader/listener to have paid attention and be part of the conversation.

So mine would be more usual and natural.

However, my car would be used if it's not obvious that you are comparing a car to a car, or if the speaker wants to be really clear to make sure he/she is understood.

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