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I hope this is the appropriate sub forum for the thread?  So my wife and I have been looking at these golf centric, resort style communities as a full time living option.  Most recently several around Tucson. A good many of the homes we've looked at have a golf cart garage.  As I've mentioned in other threads, I prefer to and love walking my golf rounds but the way these courses are typically designed, they really don't support doing that (too many long distances between greens & tees). The pro shop (course managed by Troon) said folks do walk it but more so during shoulder seasons when course play is much lower.  Considering the prices of these, it would seem ROI's are sporty.  But, my wife commented that having one to run to/from the rec center or neighbors would be handy - hey, who am I to argue?

The Copper Canyon GC has stipulations concerning the manf of personal carts.  No older than 5 years and only these mfg's. (EZ-GO, Yamaha, Western, Club Car, and Columbia). Having never owned one, I know little about which are better and why.  Who on the forum owns their own cart and what were the deciding factors in your purchase?  Gas vs. electric?  I see like most products these days, there are lots of options and a wide range in price.  I fall into the nuttin fancy, best value group when making purchases.  Suggestions?

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I don't own a cart, but I've always liked Yamaha and you can't deny they know engines.  At the same time, electric carts are good because of the torque offered by electric motors and the quiet operation might be better appreciated in a resort community. Just my thoughts. I'm sure there's someone here with actual firsthand experience to offer.

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I have 2 EZGO carts, both electric.  A 2006 TXT and 2012 RXV.  Since you have to be 5yrs old or newer I'd stick with the RXV.  In our neighborhood community by far most have RXV, but the big three all make great carts (Yamaha, EZGO, Club Car).

A couple reasons I choose the RXV, I wanted a 48 volt cart, most are now but my older TXT is only 36v.  The EZGO has regenetarive breaking.  When you let off the gas it starts slowly breaking automatically which gives a little bit of charge back to the batteries.  I liked the layout of the dash and the biggest reason is the availability of parts and accessories.  You can find pretty anything you want for it and it's readily available.

I went electric over gas for both carts as well.  I like the quiet ride of electric, and you don't have to worry about running out of gas.  Yes you can still run out of battery, but generally you know how far or long you can go on a charge and as long as you always plug it in when you get home you shouldn't have to worry.  One big negative is battery replacement.  Expect to spend $800+ when you have to get a new set.  I've been getting 3-5 years out of a set.

You can also program the RXV to go faster via the onboard chip.  With 14" rims I can hit 24-25mph with everything else stock.

2 last things for you.  EZGO makes a new version of the RXV with Lithium batteries.  They have 3 different models based on the expected range.  I think it was 25, 35 & 45 but I could be wrong.  That's how many miles you are supposed to be able to go on a charge.  The lithium battery version is more expensive, but they guarantee the batteries for 5 years, there is zero maintenance (no cleaning terminals or filling battery cells with water) and they weigh about 300 lbs less than standard batteries.  If I could go back and do it again I would seriously consider going this route.  The biggest reason I didn't was cost.  I was able to completely customize and accessorize my used cart for less than the cost of the stock lithium new.

Last one is a different brand that you didn't list.  They are new company so might be worth asking if this brand would be accepted or not.  It's called Evolution carts and they come stock with a ton of features for less money than the big guys.  I have 2 buddies that bought them last year and they have both been happy with them.  The negative is since they aren't as big yet there isn't a ton of accessories for them and parts are harder to find.  But bang for your buck they are a great value.

That ended up much longer than I anticipated, but if you have any specific questions just let me know.

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A couple of thing to consider:

 

There are plain golf carts, like the ones people are used to renting at courses.  And there are modified carts designed for golf and street use.  If your wife wants a cart for running around the development, a modified cart might be better.

 

My parents had an electric cart in Mesa.  They sold it and went to gas.  The summer heat in Arizona was hard on batteries and they needed to be replace every couple of years.  My parents were in Arizona only in the winter, so the cart would sit for my months at a time.  I don’t know if carts used year round are similarly affected.  

 

I have a Club Car that I bought new in 1992 and it has been reliable.  I keep thinking about replacing it, but it runs well, so why replace it.  

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I have a 2008 EZGO RXV we've owned since 2009 and are pretty happy with it. We're on our second set of batteries 2nd set is now 2 yrs old.

 

One thing to find out is the local ordinances for carts. We are on a private road that leads to the course and our Club so no issues. However, if we wanted to take it on public roads it would have to be street legal which requires; signal lights, windshield wipers, seat belts, and must be titled with license plates. If you're in a golf community and on plan on using it there, it shouldn't be a problem but double check.

 

From April to November our cart gets a lot of use. In prime months - lots of times 27 holes a day. The biggest maintenance item is the electrical system: batteries and making sure there isn't corrosion on the terminals or lugs (much more prone than in your car).

 

I occasionally play at a course that has gas carts and I much prefer the electric. Smoother operation and I don't have to worry about fuel.

 

If you're buying a used electric and it needs batteries don't scrimp. One way to tell the quality of the batteries is by weight the best quality batteries are the heaviest (more lead in the battery).

 

We didn't know anything about carts when we bought ours - our decision was based on the dealership: longevity and customer service.

 

 

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I have to EZGO work horse models that are gas powered.

IMO the top three are EZGO, Club car and Yamaha

In the last few years club car and EXGO have changed the way the golfer sits in the car with new suspensions that are more independent of the cart which is an excellent feature again IMO.

Electric is more right on demand for power where the gas has to wind up just slightly. Although I give the nod to the gas models for torque and power. Both can go fast just how far is dependent on your driving habits and condition of the car.

While in those communities you may find that a "custom" car is a fun way to meet people traveling to and from the store. The kits to turn your cart into a hummer or 57 chevy can be done DIY if you are handy.

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2 hours ago, Charli said:

No older than 5 years old? Can you lease them?

I'm not sure.  That requirement did come with an asterisk that "the pro shop can authorize use of older carts on a case by case basis".  I cannot see way a well cared for cart, even 10+ years old, would make a difference and not be acceptable.  I plan to ask about this on our upcoming visit. To shell out $5-7K for a new cart and have it become outdated 5 years later is looney tunes.

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I'm not sure.  That requirement did come with an asterisk that "the pro shop can authorize use of older carts on a case by case basis".  I cannot see way a well cared for cart, even 10+ years old, would make a difference and not be acceptable.  I plan to ask about this on our upcoming visit. To shell out $5-7K for a new cart and have it become outdated 5 years later is looney tunes.

More like 8-9K


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