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Old 01-10-2019, 09:36 AM   #1
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Ok the thought of buying a golf cart has peaked my interest mainly just to tool around in my rural neighborhood and maybe if I can figure out how to get it to a campground that allows them however, I really donít even know what to look for. There are quite a few golf cart sales places were where I live near Lake Norman in NC so they seem to be quite popular.

I see prices all over the place from 2K to almost 10K on CL can I get a basic 101 class on what to look for and not look for ? My budget is in the 2K to 4K ballpark. Should I consider a dealer or look for a private sale ?
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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First decision... Gas or electric?
Some places will only allow electric.

And don't ask which is best.

Best for me and you are different.

You can buy a lot of golf cart for 2-4k... but if you don't know anything about them, a dealer purchase may be better.
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First decision... Gas or electric?
Some places will only allow electric.

And don't ask which is best.

Best for me and you are different.

You can buy a lot of golf cart for 2-4k... but if you don't know anything about them, a dealer purchase may be better.
Opps your right 5picker I forgot to mention I was looking at electric ones
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Many campgrounds don't allow gas so I chose electric. I prefer and would only buy a 48v. The batteries are one of the highest priced items on any cart ranging from 750 to nearly 1k dollars. This usually becomes a selling point and price differential. 5-7 years is normal for a decent well taken care of battery group.
I'm a fix it up type of guy so I look for carts with bad or old batteries and use that to get a better price. I bought 2- 2005 Yamaha G22 carts for 1200 ea. with chargers and ran. Batteries I got at Sam's Club for around 700. I sold the spare cart for 2500 for a profit of 600, to give you an idea. That was a few years ago.

Theres some things to also consider like on the Yamahas you have to inspect the chassis real good. The frame can rot out under the batteries if they were boiled over. Some carts have aluminum chassis so that drives the price up sometimes.
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With electric carts, the biggest issue/maintenance is the batteries.

If you buy used, make sure the batteries are in good working order and that it comes with a good working charger.

You'll also want to check local codes/laws as to whether it needs lights/turn signals/seat belts. Everyplace is different.

The rest is just bling. A rear folding seat is nice to carry additional folks.
I own 4 but mine are gas. We have 32 acres and take them everywhere.
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I picked up a used 99 club car precedent with 2yr old batteries and new charger for 1600. Its a 48v so she weighs around 1k lbs. There is a lighter cart by cricket the sx3. Its a 36v. Its smaller so it didnt work for me.
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Ok the thought of buying a golf cart has peaked my interest mainly just to tool around in my rural neighborhood and maybe if I can figure out how to get it to a campground that allows them however, I really don’t even know what to look for. There are quite a few golf cart sales places were where I live near Lake Norman in NC so they seem to be quite popular.

I see prices all over the place from 2K to almost 10K on CL can I get a basic 101 class on what to look for and not look for ? My budget is in the 2K to 4K ballpark. Should I consider a dealer or look for a private sale ?

So why not look at the cricket. Its smaller but still can handle 4 people and actually looks like a mini golf cart. Can fit in the back of a pick up and takes up a lot less room. There ramps are great if you have short bed pick up as they are expandable and are light weight. This what I use only my cart is the sport model and made just for 2 people and all I need. I also ride around the neighborhood when not camping. Later RJD
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Matter of fact there is a dealer at lowgap, NC don't know if its close but you can check them out there. Later RJD
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Recommend DEKA batteries. I purchase blems for about a third of the cost of pretty ones! Lol
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So why not look at the cricket. Its smaller but still can handle 4 people and actually looks like a mini golf cart. Can fit in the back of a pick up and takes up a lot less room. There ramps are great if you have short bed pick up as they are expandable and are light weight. This what I use only my cart is the sport model and made just for 2 people and all I need. I also ride around the neighborhood when not camping. Later RJD
Do you have to get any type of insurance on the Cricket ? I just talked to my Insurance agent and she said I need to get a golf cart policy and the cheapest she could find is $163 a year since I would be adding it to my existing TT policy with Progressive.

This idea of tooling around my neighborhood on a golf cart is getting more $$$ by the minute I may have to re-think this great idea I have I may ended up just buying a new pair of Nikes and continue walking
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