It's kind of hard to describe yourself as 'new' at 61 years old.
I have a '91 BRG Miata, automatic with 115,000 original miles. It was my daughter's car until she got t-boned by a Ram pickup truck. I had it rebuilt and repainted and now am ready to make some minor mods.
if you plan to take it to a few autocross you may want a manual, as the auto does not take a beating very well. i cracked my old auto at a 147k and had it rebuilt and never got my final gear back. ended up swapping it for a manual best mode i ever did.