I have been reading the NSM forum now for awhile and enjoy this entire forum tremendously.
I hail from Mary Ester, Florida, and, at 65, I ride a 1985 Vespa PX150E.
This is my third shifty Vespa since I learned to ride on a friend's 1968 50 Special in Southern Italy at age 16.
I have also owned a Spanish made Motovespa P200E from 1988 to 1992.
Since I have been an expat for most of my life, I bought my current PX150E in Germany in 1987 from new, and it now has over 39,000 miles on it.
As soon as I manage to upload a photo of my ride, I will bring some of my minor maintenance concerns that I have, but overall, all my Vespas have been extremely dependable with only routine checks and preventative mantenance.