Should I worry about Chinese scooters reputations?

by Diana
(Rural Northwest Illinois)

Hi - my name is Diana. I've been researching scooters for some months now and am starting to test drive. Most everything I've read says stay away from cheap Chinese scooters, particularly if you're a woman like me who's not really able to tinker and relies solely on the garage for work.

That said, there is a Honda dealer near my work and about a half hour beyond that a place that's selling Kymcos. They tell me they'll service those too, though having a place by work, since I want to use this to ride to work, seems smartest, and it seems like I'll have to pay the price for a different more expensive make in order to get the wrench I need locally.

I'd like to hear thoughts on my dilemma from those with experience.

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Jul 12, 2011
Two Choices
by: Jim Zeiser

Go with the Kymco. For a starter scoot the Agility 125 just can't be beat. If you want more power, the Super 8 150 is a great scooter. Alternately, CF-Moto sells good scooters in the 150 range. Both the E-Charm and Glory are reasonably quick, fairly reliable and come with a two year warranty. They are still selling leftover stock and can offer fair deals on them.

Jul 12, 2011
by: issue31

Fing a BUDDY dealer!! A 125 0r a150 would do you just fine. Oil change and trannie oil change easy! Get a Battery tender JR, 12 volt and a cigar adapter cable P/N 081-0069-5, for easy charging! Buddy has a plug in on the dash for this!

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