I had a Scarabeo 500 for a while and having a local dealer didn't do much for me. The parts took
2 months to get and it cost $30 for oil change stuff (and I changed it myself!). The scoot performed
very well. The Aprilia's have a nice solid feel but if you want resale value the Japanese are the best
and Vespa is not far behind. Kymco makes a great scooter but resale is a bit weak, which makes
them a good deal on the used market (if you can find one used).