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A tale of Vespa woe

Dear Editor:A Vespa scooter could be a city dweller’s answer to parking problems and a gas inefficient car. I have a warning about the only certified Vespa dealer in the state, Erico Motorsports in Denver (and Boulder) where I went for a 80-100 mile per gallon Vespa.Should you decide to test drive a Vespa (I did), you must first sign a release that states that you are responsible for any damage that you cause during this test drive. After a subsequent “spill” in the gravel parking lot, the repair of the resulting scratches was assessed at $1,970 (it’s the unibody frame, you know). The dealership owner was amiable while at the same time evoking the power of his insurance company to “make you pay”.I was horrified by the cost of the repairs (nothing mechanical) and the disparity between this sum and the appearance of the scooter. It’s one thing to be responsible for reasonable costs associated with damages to another’s property. It’s quite another to be gouged for over half the price of the Vespa, for scratches.So be careful if you demo a Vespa at Erico – if you fall they will take the opportunity to kick you (in the wallet) while you are down.Barb CoddingtonGlenwood Springs


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