The arm rest in the ZX4 ST (Manual Transmission) is a travesty!
Unless one closely resembles a double jointed ambidextrous orangutan shifting gears with the arm rest down is almost impossible.
With the arm rest up the numb tingling sensation you feel after shifts to 2nd and 4th is not born of trust-ful acceleration no, sadly the sensation is pain due to subcutaneous bruising to the elbow.
So - what have others done to rework this wonder of Ford design? Is there an aftermarket replacement for this floating morass of human insensitivity previously known as an Arm Rest?