This is a serious problem on our (2005)2.0 D4D T3 Corolla. My wife drives the car almost exclusively and is suffering knee problems as a result of the very stiff clutch. Our dealer says that nothing can be done, so unless I can find a solution we're going to have to change the car. Although I have been very pleased with my Toyatas over the years, my wife says she won't have another one after this. I notice on some American forums that some owners have the same probelm with their cars; someone suggested that doctor's bills should be sent to Toyota. Interestingly, only some cars of the same models have this problem, where others are reported to have really silky, easy clutch movements. If anyone can suggest a remedy to this problem, I'd really appreciate it!