Another good option, and this depends on your local laws, is contact the previous owner. I was looking at the Mass. auto laws a few weeks ago and stumbled on something that states a dealer must provide the previous owners name and address if you request it.
give him a counter offer at $15k include tax and license fee. even tho the mileage is low, but $16.5k for an MY01 RS is still too high because we are almost toward the end of MY02 now. MY03 cars will be in lot late July or August.