I was driving home on the interstate today and I was going about 60mph in 4th gear in my stock manual tranny 02 WRX. I floored it and once the boost kicked in, the clutch slipped a bit (revs went up about a grand and fell back down). This couldn't be anything other than clutch slippage could it? It's fairly cold (somewhere around 30F) here if that makes a difference in your opinion. The car was warmed up.
This is the second car I've had with a manual tranny and I've never had a clutch go out on me so I don't know what it's like but my guess is this is it. During normal driving, it seems fine, but I don't think my experience today was a good thing. My WRX has just a shade over 30k miles and I am going to take it into the Subaru dealership for the 30k mainenance soon and I will have them take a look at it.
I bought the car from a Ford dealership with 12,000 miles on it so I don't really know too much about how it was treated by the previous owner, but I don't think I have done anyting that would lead to the clutch going out this fast (no racing of any kind).
What do you think the chances are that the dealership will fix this under warranty? Almost immediately after I bought the car, they fixed a broken tranny (grinding into 5th gear) under warranty with no questions asked. I didn't realize the problem on the test drive and I wasn't feeling too good about my purchase at that point but the car has been good until now.
So anyway, can anyone tell me something that will make me feel better? This situation is kinda making me pissed. Give me your honest opinions though. The biggest thing I fear is them giving me the "Your warranty has been voided" crap that I hear they are throwing around a lot. I defiantely don't think I deserve that.