Also, I was slowing down while in 3rd I did not manually downshift so the tranny decided to downshift by itself when I pushed the accelerator. That downshift was very loud and clanky as well. Another annoying thing that started happening more often is the on/off behaviour of the clutch when taking off from a complete stop on an inclined road. Push the accelerator and it's like: 'power to the wheels, no power, power, no power and finally continuous power.....' Now, If I mash the throttle I may get the car to not do this on/off thing but at part throttle let's say 1/2 way down it will do it. I've had the car for over a year and I still don't know if that is a temperament thing or if it will need tranny work soon.