i took the car to get tranny flushed and damn what a difference, It almost feels like a new car. The problem with the 3rd gear went away:w00tz even in the cold (early in the morning). i took it to honda to get some warranty items replaced and they did the tranny for free :clappy . my car has 18000 miles and damn nice with new oil. Honda reccomends replacing the oil @ 30000 miles, but if you could do it @ around 15000 i would say change it.