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Hi all, I took delivery of my new MINI Cooper S (manual) about 3 weeks ago, and I absolutely love it. Never quite had a car like this before, truly unique! I have a question though, hope someone here has an explanation... When I took delivery of my car, the clutch was very smooth. However after a few hundred kms (I have done abut 1,000kms now) the clutch changed. It now has quite a bit of travel before it engages, and when it does, it feels very sudden and almost grabby. So the smooth feeling (engagement) is gone. This makes navigating heavy traffic a bit of a challenge. The demo I test drove also had a very smooth clutch. So now I'm wondering what is causing this? Has the clutch simply settled in and is this perhaps normal? Really hope not! When I go fast, this isn't noticeable at all, but in stop and go traffic it is very obvious. I will take it to the dealership so they can check it out, but I suspect they will tell me it is within specification. But... something changed and I'm not too impressed. Any suggestions or ideas what could be the cause, and if this is perhaps a mechanical issue?