Separated by a month and 1,500 miles I have experienced problems with my manual gear shift. On trying to change down, I found that after disangageing, the shift lever can't then be put into ANY gear at all and I had to just roll to a stop in neutral. After stopping, switching off the engine and then re-starting the problem was cleared both times, and the gear shift returned to normal. Concerned that this might happen in fast lane on a motorway so any ideas as to the cause will be most appreciated. After first incident my local garage had a look but could find nothing wrong as it was by then working OK. Car is a 1.8 Sxi five door, registerd December 2003.
Thank you in anticipation of some suggestions as to the cause.