Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chinese Motor Scooter Dilemma

Have you ever purchased a Chinese manufactured motor scooter?  If not, consider yourself lucky.  I bought one for my son four months ago hoping that it would provide reliable, inexpensive transportation for him around town.  He is partially handicapped and needed a three-wheel scooter that he could operate with only his hands.  It was ideal for him--that is for about one month when the electrical system connectors disintegrated causing the spark plugs to come loose and started a fire.  After that was fixed, the rivets holding the exhaust system together fell out and the plastic tailpipe broke.  The chain is about to fall apart now.  It is a really pretty scooter and looks nice on the outside, but the insides are cheaply made.  It is really just a piece of junk.  Now I will probably have to scrap it and pay three times the amount on a quality scooter from a reputable manufacturer like Honda or Suzuki, which I should have done in the first place.  I guess we live and learn don't we?

1 comment:

  1. Kind of makes you wonder about other Chinese manufactured goods, doesn't it?