I’我很乐于每天上下班。问题在于，在本周没有车辆的情况下，我无处顾及医生预约或公共汽车或我的自动自行车赢得的其他任何机会’带我走。结果，我需要一些出行方式。我不’我不想花钱去买一辆新车，因为我很少使用它，所以我有一个合法的选择’m considering is a motor 摩托车 (aka a “moped”).
等待。他们曾经酷吗？啊，谁在乎。一世’我结婚了，几年前就不再关心酷了。一世’ve started to price these bad boys out, and it looks like 您 can get a relatively new used motor 摩托车 for around $1,000 on 克雷格slist, fairly easily. Even if 您 were to get a cheapo car that 您 paid about $200 a month for, for 5 years, 您’re looking at a payoff of about 5 months for a motor 摩托车, in comparison.
I’m sure insurance laws vary by state, but here in Michigan, 您 don’t need insurance to operate one of these things. Of course, if 您 get in an accident, there probably won’t be much left of 您 to pay for any damage or lawsuits. Additionally, 摩托车 registration is cheap. Just $5 per year (versus $120 for a motor vehicle) in Michigan. 您r state may vary.
Depends on the 摩托车’s engine size. But a 50cc engine will get 您 about 100 miles per gallon –大约是汽车平均燃油效率的4倍（请参阅我的清单 最省油的车辆, if fuel efficiency is 您r thing).
让’s say 您 could buy a used car for $12,000 and get a 0% 3-year loan or get a $1,000 摩托车 instead and pay cash. These are patchwork assumptions at best, 但它 should give 您 a rough estimate on monthly cost savings:
- 踏板车：$ 0
- 小型摩托车：$ 20 /月。
- 汽车：每月$ 333。三年来
- 踏板车：预付$ 1,000美元= 3个月的汽车付款，或汽车价格的十二分之一。
After 3 months of ownership, 您’d be paying $493/month to operate the car, and $20/month to operate the 摩托车. Add in maintenance costs, car washes, and more, and 您 can see that I’我对拥有汽车的成本非常慷慨。
除了安全隐患，我可以’t really think of any. If 您 don’t like the 摩托车 and decide it’s not for 您, 您 can probably sell it for about what 您 bought it for. Are there any downsides beyond the obvious prideful shame of being seen on a 摩托车?
At the very least, a motor 摩托车 can be great as a secondary household means for transportation, when paired with a vehicle.
- Have 您 owned a 摩托车? What are 您 experiences?
- What is the recommended maintenance on a 摩托车?
- Any 摩托车 buying advice?