JerryH, a bone stock Vespa P series scooter is a reliable, easy to maintain scooter. A Stella is not a P series, despite the fact that they look like one and share technology design. Indian craftsmanship and metallurgy just don't have the same quality as what came out of Pontadera in the '70's and early 80's.
Yes, you can buy cheap Indian parts and put them on a Stella or a Vespa, but it's worth it (to me) to pay more for higher quality parts, and they are available.
In any case the OP wants to ride a modern automatic, and hopefully she will post her travels here once she is on the way.