Turbo vado 2022 3.0 new or 4.0 demo?

Svado

New Member
Region
Europe
Hi all, I’m looking to buy my first ebike for commuting (around 10 miles one way, flat roads with a few bridges). I initially went to my LBS for more information on a turbo vado 3.0, but they only had a 4.0 on display.

The vado 3.0 was currently sold out and will be back in stock around July. The 4.0 demo bike has around 400km on it, and he’s willing to give me a 10% discount on it (also the last model, no new stock is expected to arrive in the near future). Now I’m in doubt on what to do: wait for a brand new full retail priced 3.0, or pay just a little more for a ‘used’ 4.0? I do get a full warranty on the 4.0.
 

mikeschn

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
SE Michigan
Hi all, I’m looking to buy my first ebike for commuting (around 10 miles one way, flat roads with a few bridges). I initially went to my LBS for more information on a turbo vado 3.0, but they only had a 4.0 on display.

The vado 3.0 was currently sold out and will be back in stock around July. The 4.0 demo bike has around 400km on it, and he’s willing to give me a 10% discount on it (also the last model, no new stock is expected to arrive in the near future). Now I’m in doubt on what to do: wait for a brand new full retail priced 3.0, or pay just a little more for a ‘used’ 4.0? I do get a full warranty on the 4.0.
What year is the Vado in question?

Is it this one?

 

Stefan Mikes

Well-Known Member
Region
Europe
City
Mazovia, Poland
Given you are offered a full warranty, a discount, and the Vado has only 400 km on it, I would buy the demo 4.0 were I you. The bigger battery, stronger motor and better components are all worth of it.
Note: You can always buy the 600 Wh battery (plus the battery cover) later if you need it, and use the 500 Wh as a spare or rotate the batteries for better longevity.
 

CodyDog

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Texas Hill Country/Banana Belt, Colorado
So here in the states I have never seen a demo bike with that much milage. More like 40 to 50km. 400km sound like a used bike versus a demo. I would push for a larger discount.