I'm starting to see a bit of trouble developing with these 6-speed transmissions as well. I'm not a tech., but have read enough complaints to see that there's a pattern here. Mine, for example, doesn't seem to sync properly between 1-2, 2-3, or 3-4 until it warms up completely (shouldn't be happening at all, let alone at 4,000 mi.)
Yeah I have noticed when cold my car almost refuses to shift from 1-2.. I have to shift very slow and there is very little to no sync in the morning I have to hold the clutch and wait for serval seconds and even then its tough to get into 2nd...
I agree this should not be happening at all..
and for the guys grinding I'd say there is a big clutch/ transaxle issue there
sorry your having such bad trouble.
Once warm seems fine but I'm not happy about the poor shifting since that kind of trouble was exactley what I had with my old dsm (eclipse car)
I was hopefully this car would not have this type of issue and is why I traded my car