Let me preface this and say they are both amazing vehicles. I don't want this to turn into something out of hand where proponents of both start flaming one another which car or motor is better. I'm just looking to get some real world advice. In the next few months I am hopefully going to pick up a new vehicle. I will be daily driving this vehicle in Kansas so even in the winter I should be fine. My commute to work is about 4 miles each way. I initially set my sights on a 2011 Performance White GT. Test drove it with my wife and instantly fell in love, in reminded me of my old 04' Oxford White Mach 1, but the interior, fit and finish, and power were all maginified. This is easily the rational, smart decision.... However the last couple times we have been at the dealership and at a recent car show we have ran into a 2010 GT500, and instantly all reasonable thoughts exit my head. This will probably be my last really fun vehicle for awhile. My wife and I are wanting to start a family soon, and so new vehicles purchased down the road will be more practical. This leads to a little bit of pressure. The GT no doubt about it will be more than I ever need, I like to cruise and occasionally have a little fun with the car... but will never be road racing it, or really taking it to a quarter mile track. I have looked and found quite a few 2010 GT500's that are priced low enough that while they would still be more than the GT, they seem like I might be able to swing one. I was hoping to get some honest opinions from owners about which they would recommend knowing my situation. The only major concerns I'm having are these. 1) Gas Mileage; it seems the GT500 sucks down gas. While my commute is short, gas prices keep going up and the GT500 takes premium only... IS the gas mileage as bad as everyone says if you don't run it hard every time you get in it? 2) No comfort package? I understand the goal of keeping the car performance oriented, but why would they not offer a power passenger seat or the optionto have heated seats? Both these features can be had on a GT... and 3) Insurance, I know the only way to answer this one is to get a quote from my agent. Did any of you notice a large jump from GT to GT500? Any other comments would be appreciated. I know on paper its simple, just get the GT. However I think the GT500 over time would continue to be unique while the GT may become somewhat bland down the road. I know I'll never use the GT500 the way a track junky might, but think it would be a pretty fun car to go to cruise nights and date nights in... Thoughts?