I have a '98 I got new, and the engine/trans has been perfect for all 132,000 miles. I changed the trans fluid at 48,000 miles but have neglected to do it again 'til I asked the shop to do it today. The service writer recommended against doing it, saying that it's the grit from the last 84,000 miles that is allowing the transmission plates to keep functioning, and if he changes the fluid now he can pretty much guarantee the transmission will slip and I'll be unhappy. So I didn't get it done today. But what's your opinion? The fluid is no longer perfectly clear/clean. Seems to me that "better late than never" would apply, but you guys would know better, so thanks for any advice on whether I should change the trans fluid now or just leave it alone.