Had my car since 1st April 2009 brand new cooper, Done 8000 in it 7500 of which on motorways. This was my first car so I have never noticed anything strange about the clutch. Last night my partner drove it for the 1st time and was concerned about how high the clutch was. I took it to mini this morning and one of the service guys took her for a spin. They came back with the clutch has gone and it will cost £1100 to fix it if it is due to wear and tear. I am shocked that a mini would only do 8000 before the clutch burning out. I do not drive fast infact I follow the gear indicator to the book and my revs never really go over 3. Any advice on what I can do?