I shall be getting my 2014 B-Max on Monday having part exchanged my 2010 Astra 1.6 petrol (a lovely car but both my wife and I have increasing difficulty getting in and out of it!). The Astra has a very crisp and precise gear change whereas the B-Max seems quite sloppy and vague by comparison. Obviously there will be differences between other manufacturers and models and I am not familiar with the B-Max yet, but wonder whether any other owners have the same experience. Before the Astra I had a Focus which had a pretty good box. I imagine there is some sort of bush or collar that might be worn. Mileage is 20,000+. Any comments? Cheers.