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Where to buy a used moped scooter?

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Hey guys,

I am considering purchasing my first moped scooter and am curious where to go about buying a used scooter. I would like to get a 50 or 100 cc as I plan to use this strictly in an urban environment. I have learned how to spot good used car deals and brands but am completely new to the scooter game. This being slickdeals I figured someone could point me in a good direction to start my research on getting my first used moped and answer regarding the following questions:

- Websites to buy used scooters?
- Price range of used scooter? -50cc, 100 cc, 150 cc?
- How much is too much mileage for used scooter?
- Reliable brands?

Thanks in advance you guys never disappoint.

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Find a scooter forum and post there. Will be much more helpful than Slickdeals.
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You will need a motorcycle license and similar insurance at 50cc and over, fyi.
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Find enthusiast sites and watch youtube videos to figure out what you want. Then watch your local craigslist to get a good deal.
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Cool I am looking on Craigslist at 49 cc scooters.
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Cool I am looking on Craigslist at 49 cc scooters.
The Honda Ruckus is probably the most popular 49cc scooter, worth checking out. I've never been on one but would love to try one.
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honda ruckus is a very popular 49cc scooter. Mainly because of modifications that can be done to it.

FYI if you are like 150# you might be able to hit the 40mph cap.

If you ride in the city i recommend you get a 125cc and get your L or M license to legally ride it.


I've never owned a scoot but i ride motorcycles and have friends that ride scooters.They have their purpose but i much rather own a motorcycle at the end of the day. A 49cc scooter can be very dangerous on a main road. Yea, it can get to 40mph but it might take 10-15 seconds, the average car can do it in 6-8. You can get smashed up.

They have their purposes and roaming around town on side streets or subdivisions is where they shine.
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honda ruckus is a very popular 49cc scooter. Mainly because of modifications that can be done to it.

FYI if you are like 150# you might be able to hit the 40mph cap.

If you ride in the city i recommend you get a 125cc and get your L or M license to legally ride it.


I've never owned a scoot but i ride motorcycles and have friends that ride scooters.They have their purpose but i much rather own a motorcycle at the end of the day. A 49cc scooter can be very dangerous on a main road. Yea, it can get to 40mph but it might take 10-15 seconds, the average car can do it in 6-8. You can get smashed up.

They have their purposes and roaming around town on side streets or subdivisions is where they shine.
I don't disagree with you about how a motorcycle can make more sense for various reasons. But while your comments about 49cc scooters is likely the norm, there are exceptions. I had an unmodified 49cc Derbi GP1 scooter years ago that could easily hit 50mph on a flat surface (got it to 65 once going downhill, but that doesn't really count). And its 0-40 was a few seconds and I could usually get there faster than most cars that weren't flooring it. And this was >150#.

It was a pretty awesome scooter and I used to use it all the time. Put about 6500km (everything was in KM as it was an import) on it in a few years when I lived in a college town. Unfortunately, Derbi (now owned by Piaggio) pulled out of the US and it was next to impossible to get parts, making maintenance difficult and expensive. Second, I moved to an area with more senior citizens who can't drive. In the 4 years I initially had it, my only one minor issue of almost getting hit was in a parking lot. After moving, within the first week I almost got killed three times. So I quickly gave up. But I did love that scooter.
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150cc or larger. I take these on the highways if needed. Vesa or Piaggio both are good, made by the same Italian company.
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