Never quite got to the bottom of how they numbered the cars, ours is #184 which was a May 2002 build.
I think the last car built was September 2002 - vague recollection that I might have read somewhere on the FPV site that it was John Bowes personal car.
I think over the longer term they will all hold value pretty well, in whatever configuration. The auto in the TS appeared to be better value, as the auto in a TE cost more than the manual, in the TS they were the same price.
The driveline snatch appears to be worse for some cars than others, I don't find ours too bad, except for light throttle idling in places like car parks, tend to use the clutch to feather it, which stops the problem.
Car is a country car, so no peak hour jams to worry about!