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Old 07-24-2019, 09:28 AM
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From Tesla's webpage:

The Battery and Drive Unit in your vehicle are covered for a period of:

Model S and Model X – 8 years (with the exception of the original 60 kWh battery manufactured before 2015, which is covered for a period of 8 years or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first).
Model 3 - 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of Battery capacity over the warranty period.
Model 3 with Long-Range Battery - 8 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of Battery capacity over the warranty period.

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I assume you have lead acid batteries. 4 years seems a little early, I would expect to have to replace them at 5 years in most cases.

The estimates are 8 years for the Lithium, Tesla warranty's theirs for 5 years, and it is expected the 5 year old batteries will then be used for homes as storage.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:42 AM
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From Tesla's webpage:

The Battery and Drive Unit in your vehicle are covered for a period of:

Model S and Model X – 8 years (with the exception of the original 60 kWh battery manufactured before 2015, which is covered for a period of 8 years or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first).
Model 3 - 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of Battery capacity over the warranty period.
Model 3 with Long-Range Battery - 8 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first, with minimum 70% retention of Battery capacity over the warranty period.
Cool, thank you that is even better!
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:33 AM
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Kart Aide is $30 per year if you renew for 2 years. I think it is a good idea because they are available 24x7 and will get you and your cart home. Golf carts don't carry spare tires.
We have Kart Aide. They came out a couple weeks ago and fixed a tire when we picked up a nail. Money well spent, I think!

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Old 07-24-2019, 02:42 PM
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We have Kart Aide. They came out a couple weeks ago and fixed a tire when we picked up a nail. Money well spent, I think!

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Yup, already in the planned budget. I am not familiar with golf cart reliability and $30/year to get me or my wife home sounds like really inexpensive insurance to me.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:46 PM
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We are in the Fenney area and I have had enough experience with carts to know I won't be taking anything but a gas cart across the bridges and tunnels to get "up north" and have confidence in getting back. The day after we bought our new home last year, I bought a like new, used Yamaha gas cart for just about half of what a similarly equipped new one would have cost. I can see us getting a second cart at some point, and I would consider electric for that and just use it for local golf and local activities. By local, I mean anything reachable that is south of 44 (Brownwood to Rohan). Including our current one, I've owned 2 gas carts and 2 electric carts. Both electrics were 48v Club Cars and there is no question they are quieter and smoother. However, both had brand new batteries at some point of ownership ($800+ per cart) and I made sure to take good care of them, always keeping them on the charger when not in use and making sure the batteries were properly filled with water and keeping the cables cleaned. Still, batteries diminish with age and use and there will always come a day when you were able to go from point A to B and back yesterday and today you couldn't quite make it. So, do you just start limiting your trips to shorter distances or plunk down another $800 for a set of batteries? Not saying electric isn't right for many - it clearly is. But, for me, I like the peace of mind that, short of a mechanical failure, a gas cart is only limited by the distance to the next gas station.
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Old 07-24-2019, 04:01 PM
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Yup, already in the planned budget. I am not familiar with golf cart reliability and $30/year to get me or my wife home sounds like really inexpensive insurance to me.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:46 AM
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I concur - Buy Used. That Yamaha gas engine is reliable. The depreciation on a new cart may not be worth the new price. Many well cared for used carts for half the price of a new one.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:34 AM
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Wow! Thanks for all the comments, a lot of good advice there. I appreciated it. Maybe it would be "safer" to try a gas cart first and then go into an electric later. We will think about that.
When we first moved here we bought a used gas Yamaha four seater. Since have added a new second one, Gas too. Our original cart is still running smoothly and we use it a lot. It is 17. It is slightly younger than me.
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When we first moved here we bought a used gas Yamaha four seater. Since have added a new second one, Gas too. Our original cart is still running smoothly and we use it a lot. It is 17. It is slightly younger than me.
Grace is correct, the Yamaha gas carts are reliable and relatively care free. Every Yamaha gas cart from 2008 until now looks virtually identical. Get a 5-10 year old cart, add the upgrades you want, keep it well maintained and invest the difference. If you are determined to buy electric, and there is nothing wrong with that, get one with new batteries, or get a good discount to buy new ones. Electric carts are also durable and will last a long time with proper care.
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