I've been reading up on some of the reviews on the 700li, and seemingly most people are quite happy with them.
I did read some negative reviews though, and I want to sift through them.
Most of the issues I touch below are from reading from forums or youtube, but I can't tell if they hold much of any truth in them:
What I don't understand is that some say it drives 27mph, while some say it's 27km/h (on a flat surface).
Most of the reviews are from 2+ years ago. I wondered if today (2012) the 700li is still a good bike to buy,or if there are better products on the market? I really like the looks of the 700!
I've read the reviews of the 4000li, but I'm a little hesitant on coughing up $4k (more than twice the price of the 700li), plus I prefer not to have to buy crazy expensive insurance.
1- I've read that the 700li needs regular maintenance, is that true?
2- I also read it squeeks and cracks like the frame is constantly bending under the weight after driving it a few thousand miles, and plastic plating is rubbing against each other.?
3- I would have loved to have the 700li, but even other users say it only drives 18mph (27km/h); which is just crazy a$$ slow!
4- I also like to know which is a good place to buy them! I've seen places sell them from $1790 all the way to $2124 (inc Ship), and the funny thing is that the guy selling them for 1,7+k replied almost immediately, saying he will have the black version in stock by the end of the month! Makes me wonder if his store is legit?
The others, selling at 1,9K did not respond at all. On amazon it costs me 2,1k shipping included, a little too much.
Any advise on sales places would be appreciated!