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Wish reverse was in the bottom right because of how I hold the stick shift with my thumb on top and hand around the handle. Had to train myself to have my palm on top of the handle so I won't accidentally shift into reverse.
Otherwise, the car is fun to drive. Have to get use to the more powerful brakes. Feel safer with them.
Love the powerful a/c & different instrument gauges available. Still learning the latest updates since the 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata Turbo.