Change Automatic Transmission Oil Every 60,000 Miles on Jaguar XKR

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The automatic transmission oil is synthetic and Jaguar claims it never needs changing. However, to prolong the transmission life, our technicians strongly recommend changing the automatic transmission oil at 60,000 miles.

Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 64,000 (59,000–69,000)
11 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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Do my car need transmission service at this time?
I've had my XKR 7 years and have always been concerned about not changing the transmission fluid. I'm going to insist it be done as I hear the transmission has a tendency to get stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear eventually and then you need a rebuild for $3-4K. My concern is when do you sell it to avoid the upcoming maintenance costs???