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Use a Scooter rather than your Car !


High Miler
GT Contributor
Oct 28, 2008
San Jose
You betcha! My Eldorado gets 2x the gas mileage of my car. I have a Peugeot Moped that gets maybe 2X the Guzzi ... but it's about 2,300 miles away (Wisconsin).

When the gas hit's $10/gal (still less than London prices) I'll go get it.


GT Godfather!
GT di Razza Pura
Jun 26, 2011
Findlay, Ohio
I ride my Piaggio MP3 400e everyday to my workshop and literally everywhere else.

I consistently get 75-80 mpg and I drive it like a banshee from hell - always WFO on the throttle! She will run all the way to 105 mph.

Of my 8 motorcycles, I reach for this one more than any other because I just love it so. 😀❤️👏

I keep thinking of buying another and building a small supercharger for it! Now that would be fun as hell!

That guy in the video is an annoying twit. He always bugs me. 😜🤮

If his Vespa doesn’t work right, it’s his abuse and lack of maintenance and care.

My Piaggios, (Vespa’s parent company), both the MP3 and my X9 500ie are dead solid reliable. Everything works perfect and they have never failed me not once.

Neither have the myriad of Vespa and Piaggio models of my customers, that I take care of in my workshop.

Literally every day, somebody stops at my shop and wants to buy my MP3 off of me because they saw me zooming around town on her.

That makes me smile and laugh so much because before Gasageddon, they all laughed at me!

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My MP3 with the X9 behind her.

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My customer, Barbara, (a very senior citizen), wins the Super-Cuteness trophy 🏆 though with her adorable Honda Metropolitan 50cc. A gutless wonder for sure but god is it cute! She says it’s “plenty fast” for her! She’s an adorable septuagenarian.

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High Miler
GT Famiglia
Jul 3, 2017
Lac Ste. Marie, Qc
I think Ryan Kluftinger is hilarious. I even like his voice and delivery. Very unique way he does his vids.
A scooter is totally impractical for where I live and what I do. I'd look like one of those guys in Bangkok going to market. I'd be piled high with a mitre saw, tools and lumber.
I did have a 1965 Vespa 180 Super Sport way back when I was 14. That thing was a blast. Everybody wanted to ride it.
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