I know the 99-00 bikes had trans issues.They are supposed to have fix it in 01.Although, a lot of people still say to upgrade to an 03 Freedom motor and trans and have a far superior trans and a great motor. If you are truly contemplating getting an LE, there is no time like the present. trade that thing in before it gets too bad. The '02 trans was suppose to be ok, but I still see a post every once in a while with trans problems in an 02 or older scoot.
'14 Ness XC