I recently rented a Suzuki Verona – overall a very nice car. Very powerful, nice and roomy, but [and there has to be a but or it wouldn't be in this blog] there is a fairly big usability issue with the stick shift (automatic drive).

It was easy enough to shift into Reverse, and then into Drive, however, in order to go back to Reverse or to Park you had to push down on the stick. It took me quite a while to figure this out because the directions weren’t clear either.

Take a look at these images:
full view of automatic shift control Close-up of directions for using shift control

Changing the description to “Push down on Shift stick to shift from N to R” instead of “Push down select lever to shift from N to R” might help. However, making a stick shift more like the industry standard would be even better.