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Old 02-29-2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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Can we talk Golf Carts for a minute or two?

Looking to get a golf cart for our seasonal campground. Primary use will be transport adults, coolers, and beach chairs from our campsite to the beach area at the other end of the campground. Fairly level campground with small hills. Despite my love for the sport of golf itself, I have never invested any time or energy into learning more about the trusty steeds that ferry me through my rounds (probably because I prefer to walk when playing). Local dealers seem to have an abundance of used carts in the 2009-2011 vintage which have been refurbished and/or customized. My only real requirements are a 4-seater, electric cart with a standard roof and windshield. I've been quoted as low as $2499 for a model of this type with 60% remaining lifespan batteries. Being the lover of toys that I am, I also went ahead and got a quote on a full-on custom monster cart with new batteries for $6900. I'm guessing there's a pretty nice sweet spot of well-equipped carts somewhere between the two prices and I'd be more than happy to stay in the $3500-$4500 range. Any input would be appreciated. Brands - EzGo? Yamaha? Club Car?. Must-have options? Options you didn't get but now wish you did? I've done a pretty good search here on the forums and can't seem to find a discussion of these things elsewhere, so please feel free to put me in my place if I'm re-hashing an old topic.
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I don't think it has ever been discussed much on JOF. Here is a link to a cart forum, maybe it will help some. Forums - Golf Carts Forum
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I picked up a 2004 Club Car four years ago, new batteries, brakes, bushings, tires and motor for $3,000.
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I bought a 2001 Club Car 48v for $1500. Go with a 48v, and one that has 6-8volt batteries will generally give you more range as opposed to one with 4-12volt batteries. It was bone stock and in great working order. I added wheels/tires, extended roof, rear seat and lights. I went with a club car because I like the looks of them and I like that they have an aluminum frame. But a Club Car, yamaha or ezgo will get the job done...

Grumpy, how do you get yours to the campground with a fifth wheel? This is one reason I'm looking at staying with a "bumper pull" when upgrading.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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I don't, it stays in FL, that's the only place we use it.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:17 PM   #6
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Well, I wasn't really 100% ready to purchase this soon, but an opportunity came along that seemed too good to pass. I wound up purchasing a Club Car Precedent in a local media auction for $3775. It's a 2008 4 seater model with roof and windshield. It comes with new paint, new SS wheels and tires, new LED light kit, and all new 2016 batteries (48v). I'm pretty confident that I could not have built this cart on my own for less money which is something I was contemplating before coming across the auction. Regardless, it's a done deal now. I'm sure I'll be pimpin' my ride some more with color matched seat covers, a black roof, and some black diamond plate accents already churning through my head. Thanks for the input, fellow JOFers.
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looks nice
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Looks like you got a good deal.
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That's a real nice looking cart.
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Great looking cart, I think you got a good deal. Post some pictures of your mods!
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