I remember when I first got my Speed 6 and read the owners manual I read a warning in it that I should never attempt to put the car into 1st Gear when I am going faster than 20 MPH. I noticed a few weeks ago I was doing it alot when I was rolling to a stop sign or stop light, just habit I guess. My question is: Do you think this may be causing the notchy gears and/or pre-mature clutch failure? It was never in issue in any of my last cars so it is just habit for me to put it into 1st as soon as I start slowing for a stop. I now make an effort to not do this but this may be a cause of some of the mentioned transmission woes.