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Old 05-23-2023, 07:32 AM
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I bought a new Club Car Onward when moving here in December 2020. Saved $2k over the Yamaha. Big mistake. My golf friends all have Yamahas. Much quieter, smoother ride, handle better. I have had no issues with the Onward, it is just inferior to the Yamaha.
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We back up to to golf cart traffic. I can tell when a Club Car is coming since it has the loudest engine noise of any cart in TV. I’m sure they are as reliable as any other brand.
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I have a 2007 club car gas, very reliable as with all older units piece meal repairs are required ,no major problems other than wear items .
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Almost all of my golf buddies have Yamahas. Recently one of my golf crew bought an Onward, a few years old. I found it considerably cramped, compared to the Yamahas. I think it would be fine for a couple of people to cruise around, but for two decent size golfers, with water bottles, and rangefinders and towels, there just wasn't enough space, IMO, Especially compared to the Yamaha.
I had Voltage Regulator issues with the Club Car along with the starter/generator eating up brushes. The Yamaha was a no problem machine for years, and a MUCH SMOOTHER ride.

Yamaha for my money all the way.
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We evaluated both the Yamaha quite tech and the Club Car electric. You can actually drive and talk to one another in the Electric Club Car. Decided not to go with the ion batteries because of the fire danger. Our range is 50+ miles. Noise and comfort were our major concerns and the Club Car electric delivered both.
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I personally will not buy a lithium ion battery due to the risk of fire. No matter how you spin it, if it catches fire, you can't put it out yourself as its a chemical fire, and very hot and very long burning

When was the last time a lithium powered cart burned up in TV? Never? I have seen a few gasoline powered carts burn.
No one asked about Lithium batteries in this thread...
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Old 05-23-2023, 10:41 AM
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I have a 2021 gas club car. The motor is rather loud. They do not put the casing around the motor like Yamaha does, keeping the motor color. I’m sure they can explain it better than I can but the casing makes the motor run hotter.

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Do you have a late model Club Car brand golf cart? Have you also owned Yamaha? What is your opinion of each?

If you have an older Club Car, is your longevity and repair experience acceptable?

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Old 05-23-2023, 10:55 AM
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Do you have a late model Club Car brand golf cart? Have you also owned Yamaha? What is your opinion of each?

If you have an older Club Car, is your longevity and repair experience acceptable?

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I am a tall person and It is much easier for me to get into a Yamaha and they are a lot quieter if you get a Quietech model.
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Old 05-23-2023, 11:01 AM
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I have a 2016 gas Club Car cart. I’ve replaced the battery twice and tires once. Mechanically nothing major. My only complaint is the noise. I think Club Car is “missing the boat” by not having a quieter engine. We also have an electric cart. I much prefer to take this cart when doing non-golf activities.
Club Car probably did not miss the boat on quieter cart for their entire market. Bet 90% of the market on carts is electrical, not gas.
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Old 05-24-2023, 04:57 AM
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Club car is much louder than Yamaha. We also noticed a lot less leg room in the club car as well as the angle of the “firewall”
Where your feet would press on is much steeper and less comfortable. Club car uses a Kohler motor now.




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Do you have a late model Club Car brand golf cart? Have you also owned Yamaha? What is your opinion of each?

If you have an older Club Car, is your longevity and repair experience acceptable?

Thank you.

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Old 05-24-2023, 05:15 AM
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Moved here (from Orlando) with a 2020 Club Car. At 14 horsepower it had lots of power and we could drive it all day. Test drove a Yamaha quiet tech and man was it nice. We can actually talk to each other instead of yelling plus we can enjoy music. Purchased the Yamaha, sold the Club Car.
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Bet 90% of the market on carts is electrical, not gas.
Huh? Not here in The Villages, it isn't.
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:02 AM
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Do you have a late model Club Car brand golf cart? Have you also owned Yamaha? What is your opinion of each?

If you have an older Club Car, is your longevity and repair experience acceptable?

Thank you.

Have used both and definitely Yamaha over Club Car in all aspects. From quality of construction, sound (Club car is louder) and driving feel. Yamaha is superior in my opinion.
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Old 05-24-2023, 11:15 AM
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Have used both and definitely Yamaha over Club Car in all aspects. From quality of construction, sound (Club car is louder) and driving feel. Yamaha is superior in my opinion.
On the Quietec, with the
TWO SEATS THAT FACE FORWARD, do you know if 3 regular sized adults can fit in the rear seat?
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