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Old 08-26-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a scooter

I am seriously thinking of getting a scooter. Could someone tell me what brand of scooter they think would be best? Considering I am not real young do you think someone elderly would be able to handle one? Saw someone older than I am on scooter yesterday and piqued my curiousity. Do they all have gear shifts? Would like a yellow one so people could see me coming.

Thanks for being serious and giving me your time.

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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dh got one and was not comortable. i hope the person its for is short.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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You should definitely test-drive a few to see how they feel and how well they handle.

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:57 PM   #4
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I'm partial to Yamaha in the Japanese brands. Scooters are getting pretty hard to come by though, being sold beforethey hit the showroom floor. The place I got my ATV at hardly had any selection compared to what they had last year.
And don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure you do not need to shift on a scooter, and they all have a place to carry small items, moreso than a motorcycle. And I can only hope that a cycle license is required for as many as I see on the road. Good for putting around town. Bad on a highway or other 55 MPH road, unless the ones I see on highways (rarely) just can't keep up with traffic.
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I LOVE mine, there I said it! lol. Where I come from EVERYBODY rides scooters(or mobile-ettes). I think they are fine for any age group.

I have Baja and love it. Yamaha makes a great line of scooters, as does Honda, and Aprilla.

Be sure to check your local craigslist for deals on both new and used.

As for gears shifts, most are fully automatic twist and go with CVT style transmissions. most also have a push button style starter, so kicking it to start is only in case the battery is low.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:42 PM   #6
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dh got one and was not comortable. i hope the person its for is short.
depends on the make. I am 6ft2in and have NO space issues.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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Aprilla was mentioned in an article USA Today had on scooters last week. They mentioned not being able to keep up with demand. Scooters are definitely the practical toy to have this year.
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I average 90mpg and can cruise at 60-65mph, no worries. I mainly use it to get to and from the metro and run errands, but have gone into D.C. on a few occasions and have had no issues. And at $5.73 to fill up every two weeks, I love my gas bills!
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I LOVE mine, there I said it! lol. Where I come from EVERYBODY rides scooters(or mobile-ettes). I think they are fine for any age group.

I have Baja and love it. Yamaha makes a great line of scooters, as does Honda, and Aprilla.

Be sure to check your local craigslist for deals on both new and used.

As for gears shifts, most are fully automatic twist and go with CVT style transmissions. most also have a push button style starter, so kicking it to start is only in case the battery is low.
I KNEW you were the ONE! Baja is what they all have here but again they tell me they don't make them anymore or they aren't available. Therefore I go to this site who I trust more than my family! (isn't that a quote hard to believe?) do I need to shift? All I want the thing for is in the city not on highway, motorcycles can go on highway. I know I will have to go to school to get the license, but isn't it worth it? TATT, aren't you cool without need of air conditioner? I see these people with windows up and A/C going and someone rides by looking great without any need for it. Me? I got to roll my windows down regardless if I have A/C or not. I just figure if I got to run to the store or church I can hop on the scooter.

Thanks for all your comments will 'digest' them after I get through fixing this meal. So happy I can count on all of you to not feel my thoughts are dumb!
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:21 PM   #10
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The guy they bought their scooter from (Baja) are not completely honest but they really had no choice. They wanted that brand Only place here in town that handled it. Just our luck!
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