Vespa Complaint - Vespa? Avoid
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Having owned a 200cc Vespa for 18 years and only having to occasionally replace a cable I had no qualms about spending aver $5000 on a new Vespa. within 600 miles it wouldn't start when warm so I checked with Vespa headquarters and was told I'd have to take the scooter 900 miles to Baton Rouge for warranty work ..they explained to me the fuel pump was going bad. I asked hem to send me one and they refused. At the same time, Ford recalled some vehicles with faulty fuel pumps. I finally found a dealer 100 miles away who rplaced the pump under warranty.
I used a GPS to check speedometer accuracy and at 55 the speedometer shows 62.
The gas gauge warning light comes on after using less than one gallon of a 2.5 gallon tank and reads half a tank. When the gauge is pegged empty there is still about a gallon in he tank...you never know where you stand re gas.
But the 'chrome' is all plastic and just hitting decoration with a light hose pressure the stuff
bends and breaks
with America quality consistently rising it's a disappoint to find a really respected name like
Vespa going down hill..or did I just get a lemon?