Being in a job where nightvision is pretty important, I like the color scheme. It's not so red that I have to turn the intesity way up to make out the info and it's definately better than blue or green. I don't end up blinding myself everytime I look at the speedometer (except that since my head appears to be at about the same height as everyone elses headlights I get to drive around blind anyway so I suppose it doesn't matter).
I don't think it's a critical item here so I suppose other colors would be ok if that's your preference I just find this to be an excellent color for nighttime use (from a purely utilitarian viewpoint).
That's what I'm here for; sage, yet disturbing advice.