Traded 2002 for this true red Club Spec and with a little over a 1,000 miles I'm glad I did. No a/c, no cruise, no fog lights, all the things that went to waste in my '02 became a real selling point. The 5 speed shifts like a knife in butter and with the lights in low beam I can actually see! The '02 was quick but the Club Spec is quick and you don't even realize it. The cup holder doesn't bother me, after a week I don't even notice it.
My favorite features are really the ones the Club Spec doesn't have ... no a/c, no cruise, no fog lights. The 5 speed, cloth seats, and hand brake over on the empty side are fine too.
A more reasonable price on the hardtop and pre-installed side latches would be nice along with an optional spare tire for those that want one.