I have noticed over the past few days that changing gearbox is very stiff, the clutch doesnt feel as if anything is wrong and nothing crunches. I took it to my local garage (not Ford) and he said that my car (05 plate Ford C-Max) has cables to assist it with changing gears then it will probably be it or there maybe something 'messy' in the gearbox!! Its just stiff and eases a bit after Ive been driving a bit...well he quoted the usual it could be 200 and he'll fit me in next week!!

My question is has anyone had this problem before and do cables actually run in the gearbox!!! Is 200 to change these cables over the top!! The car has only done 45K miles.