I purchased a new Kymco People S200 (Red) in 2005 (1st year it came to the States) Kept her til' 2009 & traded it in for a new Suzuki TU-250X motorcycle (big mistake) I had a little over 5,000 miles on her & she never gave a problem with the exception of a bad speedometer cable. I just sold my Suzuki (in-trade) for a new Kymco GT300i scooter. Nothing wrong with the Suzuki, just that I missed my S200!
The People S200 will give you miles of great scootering! That 163cc (GY6) air coooled engine & is almost bullet-proof! I live in New England & my wife & I own a home, but no garage. When Winter came, I would bundle-up the S200 with my scooter cover & a couple of tarps. Also...Keep it off the ground w/ some wood & still would have it on a battery tender float charge. Please keep in mind I used Stabil & StarTron ethanol treatments with every fill-up. Guess what? Come Spring, I would uncover her & pull the ignition switch & she would start usually on the 1st pull. Simply an amazing simple engine!
Blue was never my favorite choice (Kymco offered Black, Red, Blue & Silver) in the S200. Blue isn't bad, just that I love Red! Also...I like the Silver rims! Today black rims are the rage, I'll take silver rims everytime.