My local dealership has just told me that the clutch on my S3 (8L) is approaching the end of its life, which at only 50k miles over 4 years has surprised me to say the least. I don't feel I'm the hardest driver out there, I don't hang about, but most of the mileage is on the open road rather than around town. I thought I'd post a poll to see when other S3 owners had replaced their factory fitted clutch. Anyone want to relate their clutch replacement stories I would be very interested. To me, only 50k sounds rediculous, I haven't had to replace a clutch in any of my cars for a good 16 years and many many thousands of miles.