I didn't like the light beige interior on mine either. Since Jan 06, and 46,000 miles later its holding up very well. I almost "live" in my car, commuting 90 miles a day, and hauling my bike to bike events when I'm not commuting. Just this weekend, I noticed a couple of bike tire marks along the front seat back, and hit them with some upholstery cleaner, and they're as good as new. Give yours a shot of Scotchgard, and it should last for many years. In short, don't worry about it!