Almost all of them have push forward to change up and pull back to change down. While as far as I know Mazda and BMW have it the other way. Cars with sequential manuals like the BMW SMG and Toyota MR Spyder have it like that too. Daimler Chrysler is another story I find the push forward to change down and pull back to change up more intuitive. I tried to drive a Passat and a Acura TL once in "manual" mode and got sick of it and just put the shifter back into "D".
In the racing world, like CART, WRC (back when the majority of the cars didn't have paddle shifters, now it's just Skoda and Hyundai), Touring cars etc. have pull back to change up and push forward to change down. So which pattern do you thing it's more natural???
Modified by mx5er at 4:40 PM 8-29-2003