Today I was driving spiritedly, coming up to a turn where I decelerated to 60mph rev-matched preparing to downshift into 3rd. As I tried to shift I literally could not shift into gear, the gearshift would not move into gear. So I pulled the car to the shoulder and lifted my foot off the clutch and the pedal did not return. Anyone have a similar experience on an MK6 with such low mileage (4K)?
While I realize it could be due to my driving, I've been driving a manual gearbox for 20 years and feel fairly confident I'm not abusing the clutch.
Something that's coming to mind as I'm thinking about this issue is that every time I would return from a spirited drive and park I smelled a mild burning odor. This being my first VW I chalked it up to a characteristic of the car. Wondering now if this was an indication there was something amiss from the outset. I've never turned off the traction control and "popped the clutch" from a standstill, no burnouts, never experienced grinding of the synchros, really no abuse of the clutch that I can think of. I do engine brake often but release the clutch slowly as one should. Anyone have similar experiences?