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Old 06-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Golf Cart...Gas or Electric?

Wife wants me to buy a golf cart ( used). Thoughts please on gas vs electric?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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We own two electrics love them. Some parks will not allow gas( noise I assume).
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I just sold one and bought a brand new Yamaha. Both electric, old 36 volt new 48 volt. Guess it depends what you will use it for. I use mine right now for only exercising dogs. Will you need head lights, tail lights? Will engine noise be a factor at a campground? There are pros and cons to both. Guess I would need to know a little on the usage before I could give you more of my thoughts. By the way the ride of the Yamaha is so much better than the 06 E Z Go I had.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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We just bought our first cart and it's electric. I far prefer them over gas for my purposes. If I were going to use it for light off roading I'd probably feel differently but for golf....

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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Go electric. Quieter, just recharge back at the campsite and you're good to go round and round and round and round the campground for hours on end. But if you really want to aggravate the other campers get a gas one so they can not only hear you but smell the fumes too.

As you can tell I'm not a fan of all the golf carts showing up at the campgrounds but if you must, get the electric.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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Go electric, I've been to several campgrounds that won't let you use a gas golf carts.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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ok, looks like everyone so far is voting for electric. Keep in mind the battery area can be messy if not well taken care of. If you are going used make sure you inspect the battery area and it is corrosion free at post, cables and bottom of batteries. On most batteries the battery dates are stamped on the top of the post. Battery life is mostly based on how well they are taken care of. Good replacements will cast you $100- 150 each. Dont let that scare you but to help you when you are looking at carts.
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Our youngest son-in-law works at a large golf course, in maintenance. He said in all the years he has worked on golf carts, gas carts are high maintenance.. he said electric only need attention to the batteries.
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My wife wanted a golf cart so I got her one The only difference is it has blades under it.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like most favor electric, which I was leaning towards. I hate the expense of replacing batteries but on the other hand I know that any internal combustion engine can be a pain in the rear.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like most favor electric, which I was leaning towards. I hate the expense of replacing batteries but on the other hand I know that any internal combustion engine can be a pain in the rear.

You just buy all your fuel at one time.
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So now that you've decided on the electric, how you going to hual it?
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So now that you've decided on the electric, how you going to hual it?
I already have a utility trailer. Don't plan on using the cart at every CG we go to. We have a Thousand Trails zone membership, live within an hour of two TT parks. Will use it primarily when we are set up at those parks for two week stays.
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I have a gas one that I use around our property. I live off grid so charging an electric golf car could be a problem. It is not loud and runs days and/or months without adding more gas. No down time for a recharge. I change the oil once a year and check the air filter. Not much maintenance involved.
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