I rode a GTS 250 for a couple years and absolutely loved it. no problems in 7k miles. the tires wore rather fast compared to other bikes I've had.
When I changed jobs to work across town the Vespa just wasn't as good for the crosstown ride as a larger bike.
I'd buy another one in a minute and may if i can find one for the right price just for playin around in my own zipcode
Don't be a panty-waste