Well, this thread quickly got off topic but it's all good. I got my question generally answered.
It's a mute point anyway since I can't find a LBS (and I went to 6 in the last two days) and not one carried folders even though one of them was a suppose to Dahon dealer. Go figure.
Since I'm leery about buying anything I can't see in the flesh (so to speak) I nixed the folder option. However, in the process of going through these shops, I actually did find a bike I like.
Again, thanks to all for the quick feedback and pointers. Who knows, there may be a folder in my future. One never knows....