i drive a 5 spd and when coming to a stop i put the car in nuetral and use just the brakes (no down shitfting). i know that down shifting will help me brake quicker and keep my brakes from wasting as quickly but will downshifting cause my clutch to go out quicker? i guess i just figure that it is easier to replace pads and rotors than to replace clutches. what do you guys think? any suggestions or comments on how you guys slow down.