Okay so a friend of mine bought a Nissan Juke...I'm not a huge fan of it. I think the front end of it looks like an insect but it seems to suit her fine. One problem...The Gear Shifter on it! My friend couldn't figure out how to put it in reverse so she calls me over and I sit in the car and I know how to drive a stick shift. And so I start the Juke up and I'm looking at the gear shifter, there's a button on the shifter and I wonder what that was, and I try to put it in reverse (its a 6 speed so reverse is to the left of 1st gear, that much I know) and nothing happened. I was like "What in the world?" So I thought about it for second and decided to see what would happen when I push the button on the gear shifter as I was shifting the car into reverse again and ta da it goes backwards...figured it out. Why do manufacturers do this? Is it a precautionary thing? Design or what?