Would You Buy A Scooter To Save Gas?

@sunkissed (4331)
United States
June 10, 2008 5:44pm CST
Scooters are becoming popular here in Arkansas, since the price of gas has gone up so much. A Honda dealer here in the area, says he can not keep them in stock. Since last year sales have been up 100 percent. He used tosale them ro kids, now adults are buying them since they get 80-120 miles to a gallon of gas, and they are very easy to park.He sales over 10 scooters a week. You must buy at least a 250 cc scooter in order to drive them on the highway. Would you drive a scooter to save on gas?
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@ersmommy1 (12597)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Might be a bit hard with a five year old. Where would the car seat go? lol Alot of people are doing it though. It sure is a gas saver. My brother in law bought one. THey are selling quickly here too.
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
10 Jun 08
no, not good if you are taking a child with you, but they are selling good
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@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
10 Jun 08
Buying a scooter depends on the type of family you have. Do you have a large family and have to transport them. Well in this situation a scooter will be a no-no for you. Unless you are planning to buy one for each person. If you only live by yourself with a girlfriend who is not afraid of bike then you can go ahead. There are decisions to make when you are going along this line.
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
10 Jun 08
Well I suppose these are for people that travel to work and things by there selves. not if they are taking the whole family along, you are right, can not take a whole family along on them
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@ryozen (92)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Yep I would, although it would be difficult to travel because I always bring my laptop for work. I think it's manageable though by putting the bag at the foot platform of the driver.
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
10 Jun 08
yes,it may be managable for you. not sure though.
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
10 Jun 08
If I didn't have a little one that I have to bring everywhere with me I would. But I actually have three kids so I have to have a car to get them all around.
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
10 Jun 08
yep. you are right, it would not be very practical at all for you.
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@selece (2357)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
A scooter is cool. Saves gas. But then again, I think when it comes to safety, cars are better. I'd rather drive my car even if the gas price steadily increases. I feel safer. ^^
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@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
13 Jun 08
selece, I am like you, I would not feel safe with only 2 wheels under me, I can not ride one anyway because of my health, but I too like being enclosed
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Though it is a bit far for me to drive a scooter, I am considering buying a motorcycle to go back and to to work on. I drive around 50 miles one way to work and my truck is not in the best of condition, so that may be an option in the near future.
@sunkissed (4331)
• United States
13 Jun 08
jer,Yes, since you must travel so far, a motorcycle would be better for you.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Thank you for the B R
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
5 Aug 08
They are becoming popular here in the islands, mostly with the young boys. My grandson rides on and he is good on repairing them also, he also sells parts for them. When I see him I always reminds him to to wear his helmet. I dont ride them I would have to learn, even though I would quicker ride a moped.
• United States
5 Aug 08
I did get a scooter. Its awesome on gas. I love it. For scooting around town, all over everyday its like 5 bucks.
@mlhuff12 (798)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Actually I am buying a scooter to save money on gas. I should be getting it in a couple weeks hopefully. Mine will be a 150cc. I live in Pennsylvania. I don't know if it is necessary to have a 250 cc to be on the highway. Mine will go up to 65 and on the highway around where I live speed limit is 55. But I don't usually use the highway. And I'd probably try to avoid them anyway. I'll mostly use it going to work and to school. But really, I will try to use it as often as possible so I can save some money.
• United States
18 Jun 08
Scooters around here are a major pain in the rear but I understand the savings with them. But even with the savings if you are causing traffic congestion on major highways (that are already congested) you will eventually get run over or ticketed, which kind of blows the savings out the door.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
18 Jun 08
Yes, in fact buying a scooter has replaced my plans to buy my first car. No, my first mode of transportation will be inspired by the times. What stories I'll be able to tell the children of the future, eh? ^_^ I've my eye on a Honda Helix. It gets an average of 75 MPG but can get 80 mpg as well. It's not the best MPG of all scooters, but that's trumped by the fact that it has a built in trunk, and a kind of quasi back seat. Which means I could give my Mom a ride to work and also bring home groceries. If needs be, I could always attach a cart to the back too someday, being farm folk as I am. Also, since they're kinda bigger in comparison to most scooters, they'll be easier to handle on slick roads during the winter. Scooters and mopeds are very popular in my medium sized city in Northern Ohio, right now. Their numbers are beginning to rival the cars. Even though most of the models I recognized aren't practical for winter or carrying things like groceries...whatever floats your boat, eh? Mostly young people and middle aged folks on them.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I wish I could afford one to go to my doctor's appointments.