The Pros and Cons of Having a Moped

With the cost of gas always rising, more and more people are choosing 50cc moped scooters as their preferred way of transportation.  Vehicles use a lot of gas and can be inconvenient when you want to quickly move around town.  There are many advantages of owning a 50cc moped but there are also disadvantages, particularly if it is your only means of transportation.

The great thing about mopeds is that they are small and lightweight so their fuel economy is amazing.  A 50cc moped scooter can easily get 100 miles to the gallon, far and away better than a car where even the best only get around 35 miles to the gallon.  You can also feel good about the fact that a moped is better for the environment because you are not burning so much fuel and releasing harmful emissions into the environment.  Mopeds are also much cheaper than cars.  You can get a quality used moped for $600 to $1000 or even less depending on the style and brand.

If you are planning on using a moped as your only means of travel then you should know about the cons as well.  Mopeds generally have a top speed of around 40 miles per hour.  That means you can only really use them in and around town where the speed limit is low.  They are certainly not allowed on highways.  Mopeds have very little cargo space which can make grocery shopping and other purchases a pain to get home with.  Most do have a small cargo area but just enough to fit a bag or two.  When using a moped the weather becomes more of a factor as well.  Obviously if it is pouring rain then it will probably be a miserable ride on a moped.  In snowy or icy conditions it is not recommended you even attempt to drive.  Finally they are more vulnerable to impact and if you get hit you are very likely to sustain an injury.

Owning a moped can be a great way to save money but ideally you would also want to have a regular vehicle for long trips, hauling cargo, and bad weather situations.

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