2010 Genuine Buddy 50cc Scooter Review

by Anonymous

Coming off of some bad experiences with my 2010 Genuine Buddy 50cc scooter... the right mirror stand broke with no explanation as to how... the scooter shuts off in the cold (40 degrees) and on hills within 3 weeks of owning it.

We got it fixed by turning up the idle speed, in which now you have to squeeze the brakes way too hard to make it stay still at lights... otherwise it will shoot forward into traffic.

We had a minor accident and needed repairs so we took it to the Ducati shop in Seattle (where it was sold to us by a man who painted a glorious picture of owning a scooter by Genuine)... and it has been there for 6 weeks waiting on a part. We are absolutely furious.

Every time we call, they say the same thing... "we are sorry...we are waiting on the part". Anyone reading this... do not buy this scooter. If you have any problems (and you will, because it is cheaply put together)... you will wait and wait and wait for the great American scooter company, Genuine, to send ONE part.

Now that I have vented, I am sure someone way down the line can explain all the reasons why this has been such a bad experience... but I will never get to talk to this person, therefore it just plain sucks for us.

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Apr 08, 2011
by: wilefresh

i was riding my 50cc scooter today when it just shut off and would not crank back up wusup with that

Jan 12, 2011
Bad Dealer
by: Jim Zeiser

The answer to your problem is simple. A bad dealer is doing you in. Even I know that raising the idle is not a solution to a problem and that it doesn't take weeks to get parts anymore. Your dealer has put you at the bottom of his priority list and hasn't even ordered the part. Call Genuine ( they have a website), complain and get the name of another dealer. This Ducati dealer is a blight on the face of the Earth.

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