Hey all!, I will start this post by saying I'm trying to help my neighbor with a 2008 Mazda 3with about 230k on it. He was honest and said it's likely never had a transmission service. I'm a competent wrencher, but have only owned Mercedes for the last 20 years. I did a search and didn't find a similar problem. The car slips in all forward gears badly. Really only moves enough to get around the parking lot(very slowly). Seems to rev to 3000 or so before anything moves. Reverse seems to work fine. He has been quoted that he needs a new transmission. I'm sure we can figure that out, but wanted to check with the community before we go that route. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.