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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Scooters and Extreme MPG

With the price of gasoline on a never ending rise up through the stratosphere my driving eyes have noticed more and more people scootering about the area. Don’t ask me why but every time I see one of these people on their scooter all I can picture is one of those die hard environmentalist that recycle everything, eat only organically grown food, and of course separate their two ply toilet paper to stretch the almighty dollar. One does not interact with those kind of people due to the possible fact that at any moment you could be blamed for global warming and every other environmental tragedy going on in the world. That and they just might whack you upside the head with their oversized scooter helmet.

Just for giggles we stopped at a local car dealer that just happens to also sell extreme left wing, environmentally friendly, Ninja like traffic swerving scooters. At first I was shocked at the price at only $1400 for a basic no frills scooter. (An online search found prices as low as $320) Then came the gas mileage, heart warming, environmentalists brain tickler shocker. The damn things get 100 miles per gallon of go-go juice!

Instantly, my wife’s cash saving calculator went off in her head. Having to drive back and forth to work twice per day as a school bus driver with her mini van getting 20 miles per gallon, the fuel savings quickly would pay for the initial investment. Fill up the scooters tank for $8 bucks or the mini van’s for $65, times that by 36 weeks in the school year, deduct 20% for rainy days, another 10% for “Oh crap, I didn’t hear the alarm” days, carry the one and add the square root of errands and the savings are enormous!

We are seriously thinking about buying one but we know there has to be some fine print in this deal? Savings like this always have a catch to it? I’ll keep you posted if I find the clause stating that you must separate at the minimum 500 rolls of two ply toilet paper per year to qualify as a scooter owner.


Hat tip to Diner City Scooter Club (DCSC)

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Blogger The GTL™ said...

Bro, I'd already own one of these things if I didn't have to commute 30-40 minutes each way to work. Interesting...

12:34 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I can picture you on a Harley Gunny! That would work for ya.

4:18 PM  

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