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Old 08-06-2009, 04:02 PM
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Several of us neighbors are considering getting golf carts to cruise around our private neighborhood. What I thought would be a simple shopping exercise turned into some research, etc. I figured $1000 wouldn't cut it but am surprised to see so man customized golf carts around. Anyone have one or recommend a brand? So far the typical applies when doing the research....newer is better, aluminum frame is better, 48 volt is better, etc.

Seems like $2700-$3200 is the going rate for a 2005+ electric cart with rear seating. Does this seem accurate?

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Yep, that pricing is in line.

Add the full wet bar and extra large rubber bumpers and it hits 5k.


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I have gas powered cart and its nice to not worry about all of those batteries. The gas powered are also easily upgraded if you want more speed
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I'd love a gas powered one but that would be pushing it within the community!

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Find someone with a truck or a trailer headed north from Fl. Bazilions of them on CL for next to nothing.

The custom jobs are sweet looking though. As far as which make Club Car or Yamaha's are the most popular down here. You need to watch the older ones becuase of the batteries. I think they are all 6 volts so that is 8 golf cart batteries for a 48v cart. It is something like a grand for a new set of batts...
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Yep that is about what we paid for our daughters, be sure and get the back seat on it as well it comes in very handy.

Then you will get into extras like a boat

Chrome wheels
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Here is a good example of an Okeechobee golf cart.... Maybe one to may zeros though.


http://treasure.craigslist.org/rvs/1292928920.html
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Yep that is about what we paid for our daughters, be sure and get the back seat on it as well it comes in very handy.

Then you will get into extras like a boat

Chrome wheels
Cd player
Underglow lights
Windshield
lights

The list goes on
Wet Bar


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Old 08-06-2009, 06:10 PM
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$2,700-$3,200 will get you an average EZ GO cart with new or newer batteries. If you want one that stand out, you will start at $4,000. EZ go is your best bet due to easy add ons, modifications and tons of parts. The better cart is Club Car (aluminum frame, etc). But, harder and more expensive to modify. They are a dime a dozen in south florida. I have an Ez Go, stretch with 9 inch lift and 21 inch tires that I might be getting rid of soon. I have been very happy with it. My neighbor has both ez go and a club car "presidente" and likes the club car better. BUT, the club car with NO modifications started at $4,200.
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I have a Yamaha 48v. I bought it used for $3,500 last year. Four years old and I just had to replace the first set of batteries. Sams carrys them.
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We use Ruff 'N Tuff golf carts and work. I would avoid them at all costs.
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Heres some you need to be looking at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrviloSI_Ys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj1Em9nmH-4
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Originally Posted by chillman View Post
I have gas powered cart and its nice to not worry about all of those batteries. The gas powered are also easily upgraded if you want more speed
Dont get gas. My golf club has them and everyone hates them. It is impossible to converse while riding.
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Here are three locally that have caught my eye. Any preference on these?


http://delaware.craigslist.org/rvs/1304904877.html

http://lancaster.craigslist.org/rvs/1302693557.html

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/rvs/1308528955.html
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They all seem to have newer batteries so it should come down to price and options. The lifted cart is the most expensive, then the one reprogramed to run up to 16Mph, lastly the stock one. Both the lifted and the stock one do not appear to have a rear seat added.

My vote would be for the one at $2950 with the rear seat. Chances are it will be faster than your neighbors.
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The thing with golf carts are they are very easy to upgrade yourself. Buy the a bottom line one, and then add what extras you want, will be much cheaper.
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Get a gas powered one and replace motor with a snow-mobile motor, 70+ MPH, will do donuts, wheelies, etc, a handfull to drive but it's a toy, play with it, get used to it and it's worth the effort.......
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If your objection to gas is strickly noise, a friend of my fathers bought a propane powered one for his wife (she is handicapped) to check the mail and drive around the farm. I used it a couple of times and it was very quiet. It did not sound any louder than the little small honda generators.
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Dont get gas. My golf club has them and everyone hates them. It is impossible to converse while riding.
Really, I have driven a ton of gas powered golf carts and they are just a little louder then the electric one's.
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Originally Posted by DrJim View Post
Dont get gas. My golf club has them and everyone hates them. It is impossible to converse while riding.
My gas model is not loud at all. The road noise from the tires is louder than the engine. You may want to check your exhaust and make sure it is not broken.
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