Genuine Stella Scooter Review (2008)

by Jacob Shirley
(Salt Lake City, Utah)

Here is my Genuine Stella scooter review... Scooter needed to be returned to the shop four times within the first two months of ownership.

First week the headlight broke.

Second week the gas gauge clogged.

First month the paint scratched off the glove box from a poorly mounted key latch.

Gas mileage has decreased from previous models.

Power has decreased from previous models.

Torque has decreased from previous models.

Both front and rear brakes make an awful noise from day one. Genuine Scooter will NOT replace the brakes under warranty.

Price has greatly increased, compared to earlier models. You pay more, and get less.

Genuine customer service has been passive at best.

I recommend you DO NOT buy a 2008 Genuine Stella.

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Genuine Stella 2008 Motor Scooter Review

by Robert W.
(Saint Paul, MN, USA)

A Stella Scooter

A Stella Scooter

Stella does not look like the other scooters on the road. People ask me, "Is that a (classic) Vespa?" or yell "Vespa!" I have to tell them, "No, it is a Stella. Which is based off the older Vespa."

This could be a complaint or a praise. (It all depends on how you look at it.) Stella is the only newer scooter with a 4-speed manual transmission on the road, with a kickstart and an electronic start, with a spare tire and a choke.

Overall, she, Stella, is fun to ride. (I should clarify that better.) The one problem, with Stella, is you have to let her rest for about 5 to 10 minutes, if you drove her for about 1 hour.

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