I think you will be perfectly happy with the SC250. It is a very nice scooter. But I would learn to do your own maintenance. Not surprised the dealer tried to scam you. I bought my last 3 new bikes with cashiers checks, after making a deal. That way they couldn't try to add anything on when I actually went to pick them up. I made it very clear to them that I was not paying for freight, setup, extended warranty, or a service agreement. I showed them a copy of my online bank statement to prove to them that I was a serious and qualified buyer, and ready to buy on the spot if the price was right. I like riding riding in jeans for the look. I'm not the Aerostitch Roadcrafter type. I recommend looking into Draggin Jeans. They look just like jeans, but have built in armor. I wear a black leather jacket when it is cold, and a black mesh jacket when it isn't. I wear a solid white full face helmet for protection and visibility.