Oh, back to the NM in question here. IMO the NM is the most desirable special edition SC because of the exclusivity, the story, etc. Only 100 made, etc etc.
This one appears to be fairly clean, but just some observations...floor mats filthy, antenna stuck up? missing OEM chrome NM wheels...unless those are so filthy they don't shine??? 89k miles on a 2002--was the tb/wp done? how about 60k service? Theres some marks on the NM badge inside...leather needs redone, etc etc.
Overall probably a 7 for condition out of 10...nothing spectacular except for it's rarity.
I would pay up to about $25k for a very clean NM with much lower miles, but perhaps this NM is a little pricey. Vietprince's is the epidome of all NM's and the poster child. He could fetch north of $25k I bet but he has a lot invested. I'd pay no more than $18k for this one...perhaps offer them $17 to start.
Who's going to buy this????
****Just checked service history: GREAT history until 2007. Nothing after. No service at all. It stopped at 55k miles. Great news is that first owner pampered it, even getting detailed at dealership replacing bulbs, batteries, tires (my kinda previous owner!!!) and LOADS of history from 2001-2007. Problem is...what the hell was done to the car for the past four years??????
I'd stay away unless there's a story...mechanic bought it and did all maint himself, etc etc. Very suspect.
I'd rather buy this for $15k even with a salvage title look at the upgrades they did when they repaired...2006+ front bumper set up...very clean, 2005 updates, etc etc. I'd go for this over the NM for the under $20k price range. You could get this and then add wheels, iPod, coilovers and a few minor mods for the same price!!!