If I were driving in lots of stop and go, I'd likely want a CVT. I've owned a Ruckus, but sold it. Mine was carbureted though, it was a 2008. It seemed slow to me, but then I was comparing it to a Vespa LX150 at that time, so not really fair to the Ruckus. JerryH is right the Symba is manual shift, no clutch on the left handlebar, just a rocker-style foot shifter. It can get off the line fairly quick....I'd likely start it in second gear, since first to second gear happens so fast. If I were going to buy a capable little CVT, I'd be looking for a 2010 Honda Elite. I think the size, quickness, underseat storage capacity make it a nice well-rounded scooter. This is my impression from posts I've read, I don't own one, but would like to find one to add to my scooter collection. Plus, there are lots of "how to fix it" videos on YouTube thanks to DaBinChe and others who have posted them. My former Ruckus, gone, but not forgotten.