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Buying a new scooter can be a big step, especially if you've never ridden a 2-wheeled motorized vehicle before, if your family think your nuts, or if you're not a kid. Chances are, you've got lots of critics in your life who will be happy to tell you the perils of buying and driving a scooter.

But those of us who've eliminated those barriers and made the leap into scooterism know that scootering is only as dangerous as you choose to make it. If you buy the right scooter for your needs, age, body type or desires, and learn how to operate it correctly, then you're probably going to love it... and be perfectly safe.

Still... if you have questions, it's important to ask them before you make that big buying a scooter decision. And the good news is, there's lots of helpful folks here who would be happy to answer any question you have about buying scooters.

How to Get Answers to Your Scooter Buying Questions

You can ask a question here, but since we've already had quite a few scooter buying questions asked & answered, there's a good chance you won't need to. You may be able to find the answers you need RIGHT NOW, without having to wait for someone to answer your particular question.

Here are 5 ways to find the answers you need:

  1. Check out our Scooter Buying FAQs below
  2. Scan the questions/answers on this page
  3. Scan the older repair questions/answers in our archives
  4. Search our question/answer database:

  1. Ask your unique question using the form below

Common Questions About Buying Scooters

Question: What if I am short, tall, heavy or disabled? How will I know which scooter is right for me?

Answer: In my opinion, there is no substitute for trying out scooters face to face. Even if you ultimately buy one over the Internet, you've got to know what you're buying. For instance, short people, especially those of us with short legs, have got to find a scooter with a seat height that still allows you to at least toe touch while straddling the seat when the scooter is not moving. You might be surprised to see how different a 29" and 31" seat height will feel to you. Also, the scooter weight may make a difference in your comfort and safety. How will you know what 350 pounds feels like in your hands unless you try it out?

If you can, take a test ride on some scooters... or at least sit on them in a shop. Also, ask the sales staff for recommendations, based on your needs. If you go to a shop that specializes in scooters, the staff there should be knowledgeable.

Question: What kind of scooter is best for my needs?

Answer: There are so many styles, sizes and types of scooters available these days, no one can truly answer that question for you but you. However, by doing your research and understanding what's available, you'll be in a much better position to make the right decision. Read through my types of scooters section of the site to learn more. Survey the many scooter reviews you'll find here. Maybe stop by some scooter dealers and get familiar with different scooter features, etc. Then, if you still need to, come back and ask for advice here.

So, without further ado, if you have scooter questions about buying scooters that you'd like to get answers to, you can use the quick and easy form below...

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Have A Question About Buying Scooters?

If you have a question about buying scooters, ask it here and we'll try to help! But, please scan through and make sure someone hasn't already asked your question, so we don't have duplicate questions/answers on the site. THANKS!

Also, bear in mind, I am only one person reviewing all the questions I get each week (more than 20/week). If I have to do heavy editing, it takes longer for questions to go live.

Other Scooter Buying Questions

Click below to see questions from other visitors to this page...

Can you give me some advice on which scooter to buy? 
Hello, I am looking at purchasing a scooter and would appreciate some advice please as I am not familiar with bikes or scooters. I will be mainly using …

Is an electric or gas scooter best for in city usage? 
I live about 30 miles from my job. I am not in a particular hurry to get to work. I don't drive greater than 30 mph on city & suburban streets anyway. …

Any recommendations for scooters with a low seat height? 
My wife is 5'2" and can barely touch the ground with her tip toes on the 150cc Peace Scooter I bought her... Does anyone know of lower seat height scooters …

Any suggestions on which scooter is right for me? 
I had the Xtreme XB-502 moped in mind, but I've heard lots of negativity about quality. I need it to fit this criteria (if possible): -#1 most important: …

When I buy a scooter, can I drive it home with my license ? 
I plan to buy a scooter very soon, maybe a week or 2 at most. A 250cc or maybe a 400cc. When I go to buy it, is it legal for me to drive it home using …

Which scooter do you think is better? 
I am looking to purchase a scooter for about $2000 or less. Deciding what to go with. It would be for a single rider. Which one do you think would be better... …

Can you recommend an electric scooter? 
I live in China and I want a scooter for me and one for my wife. I want electric because then I will not be required to get a Chinese driver's license. …

How do I get a newly bought scooter home from the dealer? 
If I travel far to get the scooter, how do I get it home? I can't drive it on highways if it only goes 39mph... do dealers deliver? Just want to know how …

Can you recommend a scooter for me? 
I'm 5'9" and 195 lbs. I need a scooter to use for work and run errands. I need a scooter that can go 40-50 miles per hour and climb hills, I commute 15-16 …

What is a normal weight limit for most scooters? 
My weight is at 275 and falling (thank God). I have always wanted to own a scooter. I found a used one for $400. I have no info other than it is a year …

Are Kymco or Buddy scooters the better buy for me? 
I am 6'2" and 265 lbs. Which scooter would be best for me... Kymco 150cc or Buddy 150cc? Or something else? Not traveling on interstate, just streets, …

What is the fastest, most reliable 50cc scooter? 
I need a scooter that will take me A to B as cheap as possible. I need a 50cc because I am not looking to get a special license or registration. I am working …

What scooter is best for a college student? 
I'm looking into buying a scooter to carry me around in college. I have no experience in two-wheeled, motorized vehicles. Since I go to school in Golden, …

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ATTENTION! I have had to delete the Scooter Forum for this site, unfortunately. Despite my best efforts, I could not adequately prevent daily attacks by hackers and spammers. Even though most of their posts did not go public, they still cluttered up my website host's server space, jeopardizing my account. I appreciate everyone's contributions over the past few years and I apologize for having to do this.

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