Also I wanted to extend the life of my VCR.
PS. No I didn't research or think much about it.
I have a Panasonic VCR purchased in 2000 that works just fine.
Rewind with a Sony T-120 Tape is normal and quite fast.
I also have several Maxell T-120 tapes purchased somewhat later. These tapes take a very long time to rewind.
The rewind starts out normally but slows down to a creep near the end of the rewind. Once the rewind has slowed it takes about five minutes to complete.
Does anyone know why this might be happening and whether there is any solution?