My Review of a Genuine Buddy 125 Scooter

by Delere
(Tucson, AZ)

I love my Genuine Buddy 125 scooter and the fun gift package they sent me after my purchase. I ride it everywhere as my old beater car sits rarely used. I'm actually getting 89-90mpg too.

I have one problem and it's a big one. The gas tank size seems to have shrunk by .6 gallons compared to previous years. My friend has a Buddy 125 from 2007 with a 1.9 gallon tank. When I bought my Buddy 125 in February 2011 I was told by the salesman it had a 1.9 gallon tank as did a flier I was looking at. Now I realize my tank is only 1.3 gallons. Seriously?!

I had expected to go at least 160 miles before filling up, but now I can only go about 110 miles. That's 50 miles less than I was led to believe, and I am pretty ticked off. 160 miles would have meant I'd only have to fill up every other week. Now it's pretty much every week.

What happened? What other changes to the scooter did they make that required them to downsize the tank? They better have been really important to reduce the tank size by nearly one third.

I would also make sure whomever you buy from that they have a good reputation for quality repairs and maintenance. I had to take mine in to the shop I bought it from 4x just to fix the mirrors that were bad from day one. The last time a male friend took it in and demanded replacements for the obviously defective mirrors.

SO that was my gripe. Now for more fun stuff.
  • Appearance & design - It gets lots of compliments =)
  • How well it runs/performance - plenty of power for heavy traffic. Handles very well.
  • Reliability - so far so good. A friend of mine bought one in '07 and the only problem he has was the odometer died at 800 miles. Genuine honored the warranty.
  • Price vs. value - terrific
  • Customer support from seller, if applicable - 3 out of 5.
  • How long you've owned this scooter - Feb 2011 (4 months)

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