my guess is that new lx50’s run currently cost about $3500 or so. starting in july 2011, here’s what i’ve seen from boston’s CL. these prices make the lx50 one of the most expensive used 50cc scooters out there. is it worth it? i dunno; i’ve yet to ride one of these and see if it feels appreciably better than other modern scoots.
3/13/13: $1600, back bay (boston), 2009 with “low” miles, red. this seems like a pretty good deal for a used, late model vespa, especially since it’s right near the beginning of riding season.
8/28/12: $1999, brighton/symphony, 2007 with 4500 miles, black. new rear tire.
8/23/12: $2200, boston, 2007 with 3000 miles, silver. a few scratches.
6/3/12: $1800, boston, 2008 with 1200 miles, black. this seems like a good price, though this seller clearly has a number of bikes in a storage facility that are for sale, and it smells a little fishy. that said, this bike apparently comes with it’s certificate of origin, so that’s comforting.
5/15/12: $2000, holliston, 2008 with 900 miles, red with tan seat. comes with rack that mounts on trailer hitch so you can transport the scooter (assuming you have a hitch).
5/3/12: $2999, needham, 2011 with no miles (never been driven), espresso bronze. pricey, but if it still runs perfect and doesn’t need carb cleaning, it’s a nice deal over a new one.
4/19/12: $2200, acton, 2008 with 4700 miles, silver. i know this may not seem so cheap, but it’s probably a very fair price given that we’re at the beginning of the season. reposted on 5/18/12, same price.
10/22/11: $2500, swampscott, 2009 with 500 miles, midnight blue. just tuned up. still seems a little on the pricey side, though.
10/18/11: $1650, boston (@toyota/vespa of boston), 2007 with 4780 miles, black. seems like a solid deal. reposted on 12/3/11 for $1499.
9/12/11: $2300, salem, 2006 with 800 miles, black. comes with vespa trunk. reposted 10/5/11.
8/31/11: $1000, cambridge, 2009 with 3600 miles, midnight blue. some scratches, but in good running condition. seems like a great deal, as long as it comes with a certificate of origin.
8/20/11: $2500, tewksbury, 2007 with 200 miles, red. price reduced to $2300 on 9/5/11.
8/16/11: $1300, watertown, 2006 with 5800 miles, light blue. some scratches on both sides, but no major damage. also, just tuned up. reposted on 9/10/11, new price of $1250. reposted on 9/12/11 (this time in waltham), new price of $1200.
8/4/11: $2799, beverly, 2006 with 629 miles, red. dealer. overpriced? maybe. but at least it’s from a reputable dealer, so there’s some security in that. 800 or 900 dollars worth of security? probably not.
8/2/11: $1700, boston, 2008 with 3100 miles, red. comes with windshield, storage trunk and upgraded mirrors. this looks like a pretty low price for a vespa…. as long as it runs well, this scooter should sell fast.
8/2/11: $2200, newton, 2006 with 600 miles, maroon. looks like the same as the $2500 newton listing below. reposted again on 8/13/11 for $2000. reposted on 8/31/11.
7/30/11: $1900, sandwich, 2007 with 3000 miles, silver. this CL ad (if it’s still up) includes a bizarre beefcake-esque photo with the lx50.
7/21/11: $2750, boston, 2010 with 650 miles, black. price reduced to $2500 on 8/15/11. price reduced to $2499 on 8/25/11.
7/19/11: $2500, somerville, 2800 miles, baby blue.