I do mostly highway / freeway driving with about 30% around town or stop and go. Always been pretty easy on clutches even in Hot Rods and Muscle cars. You don't have to dump the clutch to make a car go fast. Just makes heat cracks on the flywheel, spins the clutch and tires, both will get you in trouble one way or another!
I knew an old Porsche / VW mechanic who was a speed demon on the Auto-X circuits, he never speed shifted ever, he used turn in some pretty fast and impressive times too. I asked him about it once, his reply was something like, "You have to shift like Lawrence Welk! You know ah one and a-two shift". It took a second or three to figure out what he was saying, off gas, clutch in, count one, then two, (pause) move the gearshift up to the next gear, slowly let out clutch, on gas and go until the gear is used up then repeat... I tried it on my old daily driver VW and it smoothed things right out from when I was trying to manhandle / speed shift it even with a weak second gear syncro. Been driving that way clutch since, it's noticably added to clutch life. My German and English cars have all appreciated this too with their fiddly at times transmissions.
1993 Toyota 4WD Pickup 118,000 original clutch, rear brakes replaced front pads at 90K just to be sure, it's never been babied and hauld some heavy loads.
2001 VW New Beetle (Turbo 4cyl) 92,000 original clutch getting ready for front pads, rears are like 60% still.
1989 Honda CRX had 60K on it when I bought it replaced the clutch at 230K only because the rear main seal leaked oil on it.
1988 Honda Accord original clutch in it when it was sold at 290K.
1971 Mini Cooper replaced clutch at rebuild 50K ago, lots of spirited driving and a few Auto-X laps, no signs of letting up!
Edited to correct spelling, typing error there are probably others!
Edited by Skip, 31 January 2013 - 07:05 PM.