I recently bought an 05 EX with a manual trans. It has 139K miles, was owned since new by one family, and looks to have been well maintained. The seller told me his repair shop advised him that it needs a new clutch. I've been driving it on and off for a few weeks and the shifter always feels a bit notchy when upshifting and is usually difficult to downshift into 1st and sometimes 2nd (but not always; sometimes it's fine). I'm wondering if I should just have the clutch master and slave cylinders rebuilt/replaced - maybe the hydraulic system isn't fully disengaging the clutch. But how to determine this? Neither the master or slave look to be leaking and the fluid looks clean - not brand new clean but clean.