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Old 08-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #1
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Advice needed: Buying a golf cart

Now that we are seasonal, I'd really like to buy a golf cart for the campground. It's a pretty big place with lots of children, so I don't want to be driving the 4x4 around if I can avoid it. A golf cart would be perfect. My question is what should I expect to spend? I know that I want electric(48v) and I want it to be newer( 07 and above). I'm not looking for customization or anything fancy. I figure I can trick it out myself as time goes by. I've looked around on Craigslist a bit but everything seems really over priced. If you own something similar to what I'm looking for, can you let me know what you paid? Also, if anyone is within 100 miles of Cincinnati and have a recommendation on where to buy one around here, please let me know that too. Thanks for your help!!!
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Probably looking at 3-4K for a newer model. 07 and up is newer when it comes to golf carts.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Sometimes at the end of season, or early Spring, golf courses upgrade and have used units for sale. We and our son each bought one that way. They aren't advertised, it's word of mouth.
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eBay and Craigs list are good sources.
If nothing else, you can get a feeling for the lemons that are out there before getting a reliable unit.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #5
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I guess ours are purchased older but they've held up just fine ~ usually catch a deal around 600-1500.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:48 PM   #6
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Try Eichler Golf Cars in Hamilton, Ohio. Gary is great to work with.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:34 PM   #7
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Bought an 06, 36 volt EZGO in 2010 from a guy who gets them from golf courses. He went over the whole thing mechanically and touched up paint etc. Paid $1895. I added a light kit, hub caps, and reapolstered the seat (cig. butt burns). Then I went back to him and purchased a rear seat and step and installed that myself also. This past spring/summer, I replaced all 6 batteries. Other than the all the add-ons, the only "maintenance" I had to do was the batteries.
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Golf carts surprisingly hold a decent resale value. Just stuck with the major brands, easier for service or parts.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:05 PM   #9
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E Z Go dealers have factory refurbished units. I just bought one last month. It is essentially new from frame/motor up. New tires and wheels and wheel bearings, new body with windshield, seat and top and new set of batteries. Also came with lights, horn, charger, and charge level indicator. Also comes with 2 year bumper to bumper warranty. I also had them take off the golf bag holders and add a small bed for hauling things around the property. I went with one of the older 6 volt models since they don't make a bed yet for the newer 48 volt models. I paid $3800 from the dealer which I felt was very reasonable since most I looked at from private people were running around $2800 for carts with no warranty and varrying degrees of condition.

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around here they will be anywhere from 1700 - 2500 , and an 07 may need new batteries and they are about 700


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