The color of the AV has alot to do with which of the two claddings looks better. The darker cladding does look good on the black and grey. It also make the red look more orange.
The big thing that I noticed about the darker cladding was how much more dirt and scratches it showed. Not a problem for those of you driving black AV's.
I did wait untill the darker cladding came out before I bought my AV. I parked the red 02 and 03 side by side and compared them. I drove them both extensively and played with all of the options. For me the choice was an easy one. The the 0% for 5 years plus my satisfaction with the way the 02 was optioned closed the deal.
That and the fact that I would prefere an after market audio system to the Bose, I like the bow tie seats and the articulating headrests, at 6'4" the moving pedals were usless to me. Additionally the trip computer has been evaluated, in this forum, as of questionable accuracy and I had little use for the blinking, fliping folding mirrows.
Plus the 02 is " the original". Those of you driving the 02, and me, have alot to be proud of.