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Buying 50cc scooter in Taipei

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Buying 50cc scooter in Taipei

Postby mr.copula » 25 Jun 2012, 00:52

I've tried walking around to a few mechanics with my Taiwanese friend, but it seemed no one wanted to sell to a foreigner. I've already looked online, but I can't find any 50s for sale. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestion on where to look.
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Re: Buying 50cc scooter in Taipei

Postby finley » 25 Jun 2012, 11:32

Yeah, I've come across that, but if you have a valid ID and driving license you should have no problem. Cash in hand will also grease the wheels - you don't have a cat in hell's chance of getting credit. If there is a problem, just take your business elsewhere - I'd say 50% of scooter shops freak out at the sight of a foreigner, and the other 50% are quite happy to make some profit even if E.T. rolls in wanting to buy a Goldwing.

btw don't get a 50cc. They're not much cheaper, they pollute more, they're not so efficient, and they're less fun to drive. They're also downright dangerous if you can't keep up with fast traffic. Get a 125.
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