Want to slash your gas costs by 50 percent or more? Consider swapping your car or SUV for a two-wheeled alternative. Scooters and mopeds easily get 50 to 100 miles per gallon or more, and can take some pressure off your budget by relieving that pressure at the pump.
These tiny two-wheelers not only keep your budget in check, but also help to reduce emissions, resulting in environmental benefits like cleaner air. Sure, most top out around 40 miles per hour or so, but that's usually enough for city dwellers or those traveling along neighborhood streets.
On top of added benefits like lower insurance and cheaper sticker prices than cars, some smaller mopeds might not even require a license to drive, depending on where you live.
Then of course, there's the cool factor. Ever since Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on a Vespa sped through the streets of Italy in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday," scooters have maintained a certain allure, a je ne sais quoi that's only possible when you're riding on two wheels with the wind in your hair.
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