Originally Posted by Bill-Sandy C
Yes i know what the manual says. I was just interested in what others may have experienced. Thanks.
While I do not have any direct experience with a 2016 ND Miata, the driveline is pretty much the same as the 2010-2016 NC cars.
I pulled a 2000 NB 5-speed over 35,000 miles and have pulled a PRHT over
16,000 miles and a 2012 PRHT over 20,000 miles.
Also, I have helped more than 100 other Miata owners (many on this forum) to get their cars flat/4-down towable.
Without extensive & expensive modifications, cars with the Miata AUTOMATIC transmissions are NOT flat/4-down towable.
Towing forward on a dolly gets you nowhere as the drive wheels are still on the ground.
Towing backwards on a dolly is sheer lunacy. Don't do it!
The 5-speed and 5-speed MANUAL transmission cars are VERY towable, but at this time, NO ONE makes a baseplate for the ND Miata. Because the CHASSIS changed from the NC to ND cars, baseplates for the 2006-2015 cars will NOT fit the ND.
If you want to tow a ND Miata, either buy a 6-speed manual or spend a LOT of money to modify an automatic. Also, NO ONE makes a lube pump or a driveshaft disconnect for ANY Miata.
PM me if you want more.....