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?