While in England last week, coming to a roundabout, went from 4th to 3rd and then when going from 3rd to 2nd, couldn't engage the lever. Clutch pedal stayed on the floor (!!!). Brought it up by hand, ground the selector to 1st (and with foot on pedal, car still shuddered forwards). Got under way, had to very physically shove the selector into gears, pulled into a parking lot and called Audi Assist. This, of course, was friday the 13th, at 7pm or so, out in the country. Short story: Audi got me a courtesy car until the following wedenesday when my car was fixed. It took a complete clutch kit, including throwout bearing&piston. I can't believe the difference it has made: my selector is now buttery-smooth, whereas previously clutch-release was grabby. Bigest downfall to all of this is that I couldn't go to the 'ring sunday and monday, as planned. Anyone else have clutch problems?