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Hi everybody. I'm graduating from college in December... I currently am using a friend's old '91 Corolla to get me to school/work. I'll be giving the car back to my friend when I graduate so I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a cheap car or motorcycle that I can using after graduating.

Interestingly, a good friend just won a 2007 Tank Vision 250cc bike in a raffle (he bought one $10 ticket) and he's looking to sell it before paying for the title transfer, etc. He says that the Kelly Blue Book value is $2200. He has little interest in keeping it and he could use some cash. I told him I'm interested and I wanted some feedback from some people who know more than me on the subject.

It's got 900 miles on it. The original owner died young and his father raffled it off at the diner he owns. I'm thinking that the most I'd pay is somewhere around $1200. I'd use it mostly for getting around town... and of course I'd take it out for long rides sometimes. Any thoughts? Please share! :coffeescreen:
 

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I believe that this is one of those cheap Chinese bikes. If this is the case, steer clear. I have yet to find anyone who has been happy with a Chinese-made modern motorcycle. They have problems left and right, you can't keep them on the road and you can't get good parts for them. You would be WAY better off buying a used Honda Rebel or a 250 V Star
 

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There was a guy on here last Winter who was teaching in Central America and asked what he should buy...the choices were 3 different Chinese bikes or a little Yamaha 125. Everyone said to get the Yamaha, even though it was more money, because he just needed it for 6 months, and the Yamaha we felt would be dependable and could go the whole 6 months and need nothing. Well, he bought the Chinese bike, and literally 2 or 3 weeks later he was on the repair forum asking all these questions about electrical problems, vacuum leaks, etc.
 
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