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Manual tranny clutch mileage

Hey guys. Just wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting out of your clutches before replacing them? I just purchased a 2019 versa s new and it’s been a while since I drove a manual transmission car so I’m a little rusty. I would say i am a little aggressive with my driving but no to bad, lol.
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Hey guys. Just wondering what kind of mileage you guys are getting out of your clutches before replacing them? I just purchased a 2019 versa s new and itís been a while since I drove a manual transmission car so Iím a little rusty. I would say i am a little aggressive with my driving but no to bad, lol.
As far as the life expectancy of the clutch plate itself, it all boils down to how "aggressive" you drive. If you are conservative when you first take off from a light, your clutch will easily last longer than it would if you like to burn rubber taking off. See below:


It's a difficult question to answer really, as it all depends on your driving style. Most clutches are designed to last approximately 60,000 miles before they need to be replaced. Some may need replacing at 30,000 and some others can keep going well over 100,000 miles, but this is fairly uncommon.
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I must drive like an old lady because I've never had to replace a clutch in any car in 50 years of driving, all but one were manual transmissions. Even had to deal with San Francisco hills when working downtown for several years. My 93 Toyota that I bought new has 300,000 miles and the original clutch. It all depends on how you drive.
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I must drive like an old lady because I've never had to replace a clutch in any car in 50 years of driving, all but one were manual transmissions. Even had to deal with San Francisco hills when working downtown for several years. My 93 Toyota that I bought new has 300,000 miles and the original clutch. It all depends on how you drive.
I think I saw your car pass mine on the road.........................
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The only clutch I ever replaced in any of my cars because it was wore out was in an '88 Ford Escort the clutch had about 260K when it was changed. When I quit driving that car the replacement had about 220K and was still doing fine. One time I was having some bearings replaced in the transmission of a Mazda pickup so I told the mechanic doing the job to go ahead and replace the clutch while he was in there. The truck had about 80K miles on it and he did as I told him to do but later told me the old clutch still looked nearly new. The mechanic worked for a dealer and was a friend of mine. He done jobs for me on the side and always gave me a great price so I wan't upset that he replaced the clutch even though it really didn't need it.
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My last two cars were well over 100,000 with no signs of clutch issues. I guess I'm also a "light" driver. My driving style is I give just enough fuel from a standing start, but mostly let the engine get the car going, and as soon as I feel the car in full enough motion the foot is already off the clutch pedal. I don't rev the engine, nor stay on the clutch long, and shifting gears is a split second "off fuel, engage clutch, shift, disengage clutch, back on fuel", and when approaching stops I give a quick press of the clutch to disengage the gear, and drift to a slow stop while using the brakes. Basically the clutch plays very little in my driving.
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107,000 miles 2014. Mostly drive country roads. Stop and go will wear it out faster.
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