I bought it in 2007 w/ 35K mi. I haven't had any trans problems. I would say that it is a little slow to go into D5 or R and a little slow to downshift for passing. Using auto- manual solves the passing issue. The lower profile tires make a big difference compared to the non-TypeS. The rear spoiler adds a sportier look, which it needs also.
Powerful engine. Comfortable drivers seat. Handling is great. Passengers love the back seat and legroom.
Dashboard glare on windshield is significant. Upgrading DVD nav is too expensive.