The vehicle has been serviced on the recommended schedule as I had an extended service plan, although I cannot recall specifically whether the dealership serviced the tranny fluids. I have not had "trauma" incident to the tranny that I know of. I slipped it into tiptronic mode to see what was going on - the gear dropped all the way to second before re-engaging.
If it is a value body - what am I looking at? ($$$)
I think the last one I looked at was around $1300 and a couple hours labor (or 3) at whatever your local shop rate is
Anything else I should try or do before letting the shop look at it?