Q: What would most likely be the problem

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When you put car into 1st gear feels like it's in 4th gear same as with 2nd. When ya try take off it feels normal for a 3rd gear take off. When ya put into reverse it try s to take off forwards. If ya take off in 3rd once ya get some revs it drives normal in 3rd and 4th but if you put into 5th it's like it's in 3rd gear what would be the issue ? Linkages? Selector inside gearbox?

My car has 230000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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