I don't know what my limit would be so far it has been $5200 which is what I paid OTD for a new GTS 250 and a bit less for the Scarabeo & BV 500s that were also left over stock. Last year I put double the miles on the scoots than I did on the car. I don't ride every day but I don't drive every day either. I also do a fair bit of touring on my 500cc scooters. Last year just on the multi-day rides I put 5,000 miles on the BV. Next, week I leave for a 3,000 mile round trip on my Scarabeo. If I weren't taking the scoot I'd most likely fly not drive. Though I'm not sure it will cost me less to take the scoot than the car since I'll take longer to ride - I'm not a fan of 600+ miles days on two wheels though I routinely do them in a car. Besides I'm not taking interstates on the scoot - too boring but will spend extra time on fun roads.