I love my GXP. Especially here in Detroit, where most people my age drive the Mercury Marauder. I like it because it'* different. The pros: The take off, the top end speed, the style, the exhaust sound, the Northstar engine, the interior, very roomy. The cons: the gas mileage sucks, but what do you expect from a v-8, there is a lot of brake dust, especially when I had the factory rims on the car. When you use the air/heat, the acceloration sucks! I've also had about 5 fog light bulbs replaced since June. It'* almost impossible to change the bulb yourself too. They are very hard to get too. I've also got my rotors resurfaced and a new set of brake pads last month. The brakes were squilling and grinding with only about 7,000 miles on ther car. But, they are covered under warranty until 12,000 miles. so...
Would I LEASE the car? Yes
Buy? Probably not.
That'* just my opinion, I just like new cars every 2-3 years.
Other than the minor problems, I would get the car, unless you can afford the insurance on the GTO, then I'd go that route.