all of my manual cars have been 5 speeds as well. when my stepdad used to be a repo man, I would help him transport some cars to his lot. I had NO IDEA how to shift a newer mustang into reverse! I believe in those cars, it's all the way over to the left (between 1-2) and then you push down on the shifter to get it into reverse..
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.