Getting Better

When I bought my scooter the on-line description said that it got an estimated 87 miles to the gallon. Since purchasing it in March, I’ve been getting nowhere near that amount. Previous readings were between 53 and 67 miles per gallon.

Our friend, Jeff, who has owned scooters and motorcycles for years said that you need to break the scooter in first and then you’ll start getting better mileage. I think he’s right. I filled the tank today and discovered that I got nearly 77 miles per gallon this last time. Not bad.

He also said that these Asian made scooters are notorious for having inaccurate fuel guages and odometers (which would explain why I always fill the tank when it’s below the empty line yet still can’t fit gallon of gas into the 1.32-gallon tank).

Compared to the 20 miles per gallon that Randy gets in his car, I suppose I should be thankful.


  1. Comment by Karyn on June 18, 2008 9:29 am

    Maybe it’s 87 HIGHWAY miles. *snert*
    I want to see a picture of you driving this thing…

  2. Comment by jeff on June 18, 2008 3:20 pm

    LOL Karyn, that’s a good one!!

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