Fiesta, 5 years old, manual, 33,000 miles, NASTY SMELL through passenger window when open. Diagnosed as clutch. Mr Clutch fitted a replacement (smell still happening). Took it for its 500 mile check, Mr C says all OK. Said I'd been driving since 1958 and NEVER had to have a clutch replaced before. Mr C explains that 'modern' clutches are very sensitive and even the weight of foot on pedal without depressing it is enough to cause wear. 30,000 miles is about bogey for replacement he says. His mechanic then chips in with a Peugeot whodse clutch expired at 18,000 miles. It occurs to me that this must be true otherwise Mr C would not have a business. What's been 'improved'? Where does this leave higher mileage drivers (which is practically everyone else)?