So my car has been acting up, when I go to accelerate when my tach is around 3200 RPM the car will jump to around 4000 then drop back down to 3200-3300 RPM then "catch" and start accelerating, this will also happen around 2200rpm and sometimes when I shift and the engine is around that speed (when I shift and it happens the car kind of takes a second to accelerate). Prior to this about 3 weeks earlier my clutch overheated while on the hill that takes you into the Greek Theater in LA (if you have never been there it is a very steep incline with bumper to bumper traffic which seems to move as soon as you try to take your foot off the clutch, allowing little to no rest in between pedal depression, not very manual tranny friendly). This is odd because my car has only 51,000 miles on it and I have been driving manual for over 10 years. Also a women owned the car before me and I am afraid it might have been her first manual tran car. When the first problem i mentioned occurred I took the car in and they said I needed a new clutch, however my car has no trouble shifting/going into gear, nor does it ever slip out of gear. The clutch on my old vw went out around 150,000 miles and it was nothing like this. Are they BS'ing me so that I will drop $1300 on a new clutch, or could this actually be whats causing it. If it is a clutch problem thats fine, I want to buy the UUC lightweight flywheel/M5 clutch combo that is on modbargains.com and that would be a great excuse to do so (its only $960 or so). I'm planning on talking to them further about how that could be the clutch but figured I would see if anyone was well versed in this type of thing on here, I am also posting this on the e46fanatics.com site (hope thats not a forum faux pas haha).