I have to say, that I was a little skeptical as to the convenience of a scooter, but after driving it now for 6 months, it's been great! I never drove a motorcycle before and had to get my licence, which was pretty easy. Mine has gone 69mph with the wind, but I've heard some go 70mph. I ride it around with my girlfriend all the time, and it's great! With her on board, we've still gone 60mph into the wind and didn't max out. Here's a list of the pros and cons as I know them: PROS 1. Great gas mileage! I've kept track and it's getting on average 68mpg. 2. Love the bag hook -I think I've gotten 5-6 bags on there, and one time had 4 gallons of milk. I've never had any problems carrying groceries. 3. With the seat, hook, (now a rack on the back) and a backpack, only really large things are impossible to carry. 4. Eye catcher -people just look at me! I've started keeping a little book with all the comments people have given me since I've started driving. 5. Insurance -really cheap compared to driving a car. 6. Parking -Rock Star parking every time! CONS 1. Expensive -the Vespa is definitely more expensive than other scooters. It's classy sure, but also comes with a price. Repairs are also expensive too...fortunately I haven't had to pay for any yet. 2. Foreign -most parts are only available from Italy which means that you're going to have to wait 2 weeks before it comes in...and then they'll work on it. 3. Speedometer cable -mine broke...but at least it was covered by the warranty! I paid nothing...it just took time to get the part. 4. Repair -you pretty much can only get work done at the dealership. 5. Gas stations -on occasion, I'll drive to a gas station and the pump won't pump into the tank. It seems to slip-stop like when your tank is full with your car, but I haven't even gotten any gas yet and it won't pump. But I just know which pumps and stations to avoid now. Well, I hope these help! All in all, I think it is great and am considering selling my car and will only have the scooter to drive! It's great!