Review of a 2002 Genuine Stella Scooter

by Anthony Newcomb
(Erie, Pennsylvania )

Upon delivery of a mint green 2002 Genuine Stella scooter with 08 miles and $3,100.00 cash paid what a disappointment in investment! This scooter drained the original battery from day one... the horn and all turning signals were very weak in functionality.

In addition, the front shock leaked a red sticky fluid ... I've also had difficulties both kick and electric starting this scooter and have gone through numerous batteries...

I've owned steps since 2003 and even Pride of Cleveland Scooters in Lakewood Ohio, an authorized Genuine dealership, was unable to resolve the defects in this Stella.

Just recently in Erie PA, North Coast Power Sports took an interest in this ongoing defect and coordinated with Chicago Genuine Roy Park and staff to inform them I did indeed have a poorly designed scooter from the start!

Scott Bishop at North Coast has over 30 years experience in motorcycle and power sports and addressed this with said names above. Finally and I have been assured by my local mechanic listed above that I should have no more problems with my Stella.

After replacing two charging systems and numerous batteries plus fuses and rewiring soldering, etc., the Stella is back to I believe reliability! Don't ever buy a Stella scooter!

It's such a poor unreliable mode of transportation that has failed me in any sort of reliability and function. Since 2003 to present 2011. I'm hoping to sell it to any sucker willing to buy it for looks!

The Scooter Lounge in Orem Utah sold me this horrible investment back in April 2003. The Stella presently has just over 2,000 miles on it ... it's in pristine condition too new.

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Apr 25, 2011
by: Kathi, Site Owner

Thanks for sharing your review, Anthony. I can't help but wonder, though, is it possible your particular Stella scooter was just a lemon? Most of the people I know who own Genuine Stella scooters love them.

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