Well it's a new clutch on F's dime, so you should do that. It will preserve your warranty, likely fix your clutch complaint (duration not withstanding), and give you time to ponder it's future. Either way, I'd make Ford give me the new clutch.
Yeah buying a used car in NC is a little bad when it comes to having issues as the selling dearer can and in this case has said they wash their hands and all sales are final... Not sure if I have any rights or options, but have a call in to a local referred attorney to see later this afternoon...
As far as what it is looking like. Yes it seems I am going to get the warranty process started and in theory Ford has to keep making it right until it is in fact right. So in theory I may have a horror story on my hands like some I have read on here where the car spends more time in the shop than in my garage...
I wish our Ford rep was still around to help guide me through the process and make it easier.
On another note
where do you get your service done? Is the dealership you use performance oriented, friendly, and great to work with? If I recall you didn't have a pleasant experience with a (omitted) dealer name where you purchased. Did you end up working it out or do you go somewhere different now and care to recommend?
(11.)2012 GT500 silver with red stripe, SVT performance package, and Recaro seats.
2018 Honda Civic Type R
Past Mustangs in order and color of text.
(1.)2000, (2.)2004, (3.)2006GT/Auto traded for (4.)2006GT/Manual, (5.)1996, (6.)2011GT, (7.)2003GT, (8.)2006GT, (9)2013 Boss 302, and (10.) 2002GT
(I have owned a few non Mustang cars over the years as well, but always try to have a Mustang with it or come quickly back to a Mustang!)