I know what you mean. Most older cars had a clutch pedal with a long travel which required straightening/flexing the knee joint. When I moved to a Mazda 2 which had a light clutch with short travel, I needed to use my ankle only; took a while to adapt.I used to teach people how to heel-toe. I test drove a Kia Forte a few weeks ago, and I find that the Kia's clutch is way too soft and light for my liking. I'm used to heavier clutches. That being said, if you are learning how to drive a manual, the lighter clutch may make it easier to handle. For me, I'm just used to heavier clutches.