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    Looking to join the club.

    I posted this in the new member thread with no reply, so I'm posting here as well.
    Hope that's ok.

    I am considering a ND soft top version (I like the new styling) for a early retirement roadster for the wife and I.

    I’ll need a automatic due to my bad knees and the wife’s inability to drive a stick.

    What if any issues should I be aware of in my search?

    Thanks in advance.

    Gary

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    I guess the answer is 'none'.
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    Welcome, Gary!

    I think the 2016 had a transmission issue. That’s the only real problem I kinda remember about the ND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Welcome, Gary!

    I think the 2016 had a transmission issue. That’s the only real problem I kinda remember about the ND.
    Was the issue with the Auto or Manual?

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    Manual, as far as I know. That's should not be an issue with you. Also I have heard rumors of early model soft tops where the canvas rubbed against the frame, but you will have a wear mark if this happened.

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    The ND1s have have transmission issues, but the automatics have been rumored to be quite stout.

    Looking at pre-owned inventory of ND1s here in Atlanta, the upgrades of the ND2s have killed the resale on the ND1s.

    We are 3 years in, so you might expect to see some lease returns selling at very good pricing.

    The NDs are surprisingly quick amongst all the generations. There are few issues I have heard of or seen besides the aforementioned. If an ND2 is your target, these next few months are usually the best time to buy a ‘19 as convertibles lose sales velocity in the colder months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    The ND1s have have transmission issues, but the automatics have been rumored to be quite stout.

    Looking at pre-owned inventory of ND1s here in Atlanta, the upgrades of the ND2s have killed the resale on the ND1s.

    We are 3 years in, so you might expect to see some lease returns selling at very good pricing.

    The NDs are surprisingly quick amongst all the generations. There are few issues I have heard of or seen besides the aforementioned. If an ND2 is your target, these next few months are usually the best time to buy a ‘19 as convertibles lose sales velocity in the colder months.
    Thanks for the info.
    Being new to Miata, does ND1 & ND2 refer to the first & second (2016 & 2017) model year or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Santanig5 View Post
    Being new to Miata, does ND1 & ND2 refer to the first & second (2016 & 2017) model year or something else?
    ND2 is a update that came in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slampen View Post
    ND2 is a update that came in 2018.
    Thanks, so is the ND2 a 2018 or 2019 model year?

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    Looking to join the club.

    2019

    The dramatic increase in HP was the main upgrade.

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    Looking to join the club.

    My only other gripes about the NDs are the lack of room on the passenger side. I’m 6’, 185#, 32” inseam and my knees are jammed into the dashboard. I know there is a sizable foam insulator on the floor of that side that causes this. A lack of a removable hardtop option is another. I have also read the oil temps start to dial back the performance a lot as they rise when the car is pushed hard.

    I also have questions about the available color palette, or lack thereof. You should know the Soul Red has been difficult to match correctly when body work is needed.

    I realize these issues may not be pertinent to your usage, so take them as you will. It really is a lovely car, though. The handling characteristics and personality are more akin to the magic of the first and second generation. The interiors are well appointed for this segment.

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    Just for clarification:

    ND1 = 2016-2018
    ND2 = 2019-

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