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Future Vespa owner here in need of your advice!

I'm on the brink of purchasing a 2005 ET4 or a 2006 LX150, but I can't decide. If you could take a glance at these specs and let me know what you would do (and why), I will be forever grateful.

- 2005 ET4 -
Color: Black
Mileage: 1,050 miles
Accessories: Givi box, trickle charger.
Condition: Like new, garage kept.
Price: $2,750

- 2006 LX150 -
Color: Black
Mileage: 1,600 miles
Accessories: Cover, trickle charger, 2 helmets.
Condition: Fender/mirror scratched, small rip in seat (repaired).
Price: $2,600

I read the 11" wheel, gas mileage, and kick stand on the LX150 give it an advantage. But the ET4 is like new. In terms of aesthetics, I like both body styles equally.

What would you do???
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I would go with the ET4. Especially since it was garaged stored, but that just my opinion. If you are talking about the side stand on the LX, they do not work very well. My ET4 had a sidestand and I took it off. The scratches on the LX tell me it has been dropped before. Either way there both great scooters.
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I would go for the ET4. You should change oils and brake fluid once you get it.
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ET

Oh, and second hand helmets have zero value.
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Check fuel lines on the ET4. They crack and need to be replaced.
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If they were both ET4's then you would go with the lower mileage, garage kept one rather than the one that has been down (probably). Otherwise it is a matter of style. Some like the color-matched mirrors of the ET4 and its slightly larger body style, and some don't. The LX has the 3-light pattern on the front that increases your visibility significantly, so this is a plus, along with the larger wheel you pointed out. I like stuff that has been taken care of so I would go with the ET4, or wait for another well kept LX150 to come along.
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Thanks for your guys' input!

Still struggling to decide, but I need to soon... Attached a few photos for any additional feedback.

Tan seat: LX150
Black seat/windshield: ET4
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If not for the slight aesthetic defects in the LX, i'd go for it.. Ask for a lower price.

To me, the ET body design seems dated already.
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ET all the way. They seem to have fewer problems than the LX and last for years. Slight body difference but if you like the style get the ET.
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Et all the way, but I'm a little bias.
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ET!!
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ET4 all the way...

My ET4: http://i.imgur.com/hTmyB.jpg

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et4 definitely. I love mine I bought new in April 2005. I've never had a problem with it. I love the classic lines.
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