Dearest Diana,

A third reason you should consider a Xootr is because of its convenience factors.

1. You can fold the scooter in as little as five seconds.

Lunch mobile

Flickr/koalazymonkey2. You have the option of purchasing a carrying strap. From the website: The Xootr carry strap allows you to easily carry your scooter when folded. Once you reach your destination, just lower the handlebar and sling the scooter over your shoulder. The cost is $15 and I think that is a relatively small price to pay for convenience!

2. You have the option of purchasing a carrying strap. From the website: The Xootr carry strap allows you to easily carry your scooter when folded. Once you reach your destination, just lower the handlebar and sling the scooter over your shoulder. The cost is $15 and I think that is a relatively small price to pay for convenience!

Riding the Xootr MG kick scooter

With the purchase of the carrying strap, it is so easy to carry the Xootr Scooter on your shoulder. Flickr/mr brown.

3. Need to carry stuff while Xooting? No problem: You can buy a BASKET for your Xootr Scooter!

xootr basket

Flickr user Stowe Boyd says, "I put it on the inside so the thing isn't too 'forward inclined' with all the weight in the basket. Also the handbrake was in the way in front. It looks like it would be in the way, but I barely bump it with my hips when I push along. I also plan to use it when I get take out."

Stowe blogs that he bought his basket from Wald; you’d have to go to their website to pick one out since Xootr does not sell them. He got model 3133.

4. Want to travel with your Xootr? No problem; Xootr sells a customized bag that fits the Xootr.

The Xootr bag retails for $60 -- or you can buy it as part of a package for $50, including a fender for the rear wheel and a carrying strap. Source: Xootr's website.

5a. Because of the carrying strap, the Xootr is fairly convenient to haul around in stores. I save time and hassle from having to lock up the Xootr. Sometimes, I roll the Xootr into stores and stick it in a corner. (I still have my Xootr; obviously, no one has stolen it yet.)

5b. Because I can bring the Xootr in with me, I save time by not having to lock it up the way that I would have to lock up a bike.

Sincerely,

Sirinya

On Monday: Part 4 – Xootrs can enhance your social life.

Disclosure 1: UCLA does not officially condone the purchase of a Xootr. Xootr is not paying me to exalt their product.