Pros / With its cushioned chair, adjustable armrests, delta tiller handle and variety of accessories, this scooter is comfortable enough for extended excursions.
Cons / Golden Technologies does not provide a warranty on the unit’s battery.
Verdict / With its solid tires and high ground clearance, the BuzzAround XL is a heavy-duty scooter that’s great for use outdoors on flat surfaces. Its large turning radius makes it difficult to maneuver indoors, but this scooter is comfortable to ride on.
The BuzzAround XL is a good choice for its comfort and maneuverability outdoors. Its turning radius is perfect for the wide corners you find outside; however, the wide turning radius makes the scooter harder to use indoors. Regardless, this power scooter’s luxurious design and high performance make one of the best power scooters on the market.
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This scooter is different from others we reviewed because it has an additional 3 inches of legroom. This extra space is useful if you have long legs. It also holds up to 300 pounds, which comparable to the EV RiderXpress and the Pride Mobility Victory 9. The scooter has four wheels, which makes it a stable option that balances well. With a maximum speed of 4 mph, the scooter is safe to operate and maneuver around obstacles. The tires have electromagnetic brakes that work effectively and require minimal maintenance.
Another useful feature is the battery charger; it's located on the tiller under the control panel, so you can reach it easily without straining. This mobility scooter can go 8 miles on a single charge, so it's convenient for running errands around town. The battery only takes between six and eight hours to reach full charge.
The four solid tires create a rougher ride than a scooter with air- or foam-filled tires; however, they don’t go flat and require little maintenance. Assembled, this scooter only weighs 109 pounds. This portable scooter weighs much less than many of the scooters we reviewed, and it can be transported with ease.
This is a good choice if you plan to use your scooter outside. It has a high ground clearance of 3 inches and wide turning radius of 47 inches. While this wide radius allows you to smoothly take turns, it limits your maneuverability and makes it difficult to make tight corners or drive indoors.
The medical scooter is more than capable of climbing ADA compliant ramps. The scooter can climb a maximum incline of 6 degrees. You can comfortably climb most ramps and hills with this scooter.
If you need to store personal items while you're on the go, the scooter has a spacious storage basket and a glove compartment to hold items such as keys and your wallet. Since it has a high maximum weight, most riders can carry additional items or groceries on the scooter without affecting the machine’s performance.
The BuzzAround XL can be broken down into five pieces, with the heaviest piece weighing 43 pounds. You can disassemble the scooter to fit it in your car. With lightweight components, you can easily transport this scooter. The battery only weighs 21 pounds, so it is easy to remove and replace when you need to.
The scooter has a deep-cushion stadium-style seat that provides proper support and is comfortable to sit in on long rides. The scooter has a delta tiller with wraparound handles. The innovative design makes it easy to control and steer the scooter with minimal effort, which is especially useful if you have limited hand motion. Other great features include flip-up armrests that make it easy to get on and off the scooter and a cup holder.
The scooter’s frame, drive train and electronics are covered by superior warranties. The frame of the BuzzAround XL is covered with a lifetime warranty, and the drive train and various electronic parts have a two-year warranty. While most of the scooter’s parts have strong warranties, Golden Technologies does not offer a warranty for the scooter’s battery.
This medical scooter is ideal for shopping at the mall, visiting your grandkids or taking a walk to the park. It runs at a speed of 4 mph, so you don't have to sacrifice speed for comfort. You can get anywhere you need to go with a smooth, comfortable and safe ride.