Actually I wasn't comparing it to the honda at all (never even mentioned it) - I simply was saying my experience with the machine. (in which the only problem I ever had was the wiring needing to be fixed... but after 3 years of steady rain and sun riding through summer/spring/fall and a part of the winter... something is bound to break. Toronto weather isn't always moped friendly.
Besides - isn't the elite a scooter and not a moped? Major difference in design and usually quality (Scooters tend to be better built than mopeds, and have generally newer designs for engines and such)