Burning metal smell?
I purchased a 2004 Ion Redline on Friday. When I test drove it, I had no issues. However, now I've been noticing a burning smell that I thought was because I'm a new to manual transmission driving.
A friend of mine, a experience manual driving friend, drove the car today and noticed the same smell. He also noticed that the RPMs will increase while the speed does not, when he tried to speed up quickly.
His assessment is the clutch is going bad. Does this sound accurate? Should I start shopping for a new clutch? The current clutch is the original, is this about the time that the clutches start to fail?