Manual Transmission Mechanism is hard to shift on 2008 Subaru Legacy

I have been driving manual transmissions for 25 years. The transmission is hard to shift on my 2008 Subaru Legacy. I believe the problem is focused on the shifter mechanism. The dealer states the bushings may need to be replaced.

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You are in vermont as well as myself and i work for a subaru dealership.
I have found that the winter climate affects shifting in manual transmissions due to thickening of the oil. I change them from 80/90W to a limited slip gear oil and it makes a huge difference.