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Old 09-04-2019, 07:19 AM
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I'll be picking up my new cart from the Villages Golf Car in Brownwood on Friday is there anything I should check on the walk around? I'll check the self-canceling turn indicators, speedometer, and the general fit and trim. Is there anything else that are trouble areas I should look at?
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:25 AM
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Are the tires "round?" In other words, do you feel a thump-thump-thump as your drive?

Is the steering wheel pointing to 12 o'clock as you drive straight forward?
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Pay close attention to the seats. Make sure there are no small tears in the fabric. A small tear will become a large one very shortly with just average use. Ask what your top speed will be.
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When we ordered ours, I was surprised how expensive the self-cancelling turn indicators were (as an option). Seems like a simple timer relay would be easy to add, cancelling the signal after 10 seconds (+/-). As I recall the option on the cart is more that $250
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When I bought mine from Villages at Lake Sumter they delivered it to my home and the salesman stayed and ran over the entire operation of the cart.
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If your cart can go over 20 MPH, you are driving a illegal low speed vehicle, ask for (demand) a document stating the speed is set a 19.9 or 20 MPH, and potentially save yourself lots of dollars, points, and aggravation if you get stopped.
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If your cart can go over 20 MPH, you are driving a illegal low speed vehicle, ask for (demand) a document stating the speed is set a 19.9 or 20 MPH, and potentially save yourself lots of dollars, points, and aggravation if you get stopped.

I'm not sure that will make a difference, if you're ever pulled over...after being recorded actually above 20mph.

Particularly, since a simple wire-tie, installed by the owner...can override the governor.
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When we ordered ours, I was surprised how expensive the self-cancelling turn indicators were (as an option). Seems like a simple timer relay would be easy to add, cancelling the signal after 10 seconds (+/-). As I recall the option on the cart is more that $250
Six years ago I had The Villages add an LED light to each windshield post connected to the turn signal, flashes right in front of you, cost $50. My neighbor saw that, and had Villages Discount Golf Carts install the same lights on his. Even though he had an flashing arrow in the rear-view mirror, the one on the right side was not visible from the driver's seat, I think he said they were also $50.

A problem I had with mine when I first received the cart was the large rear-view mirrors on the windshield posts were eye level, and every time I made a turn it created a blind-spot, almost had a head on with another cart on a trail. I took it right in and had them lower the mirrors so the top of the mirror is on the same level as the fold in the windshield, so you will view over top of the mirror. I think The Villages now mounts the mirrors much lower because of my complaint.
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I'll be picking up my new cart from the Villages Golf Car in Brownwood on Friday is there anything I should check on the walk around? I'll check the self-canceling turn indicators, speedometer, and the general fit and trim. Is there anything else that are trouble areas I should look at?
Gas or electric?
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:50 PM
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No worries, the Villages Golf Cart will honor any problems that may arise with your new cart. They are very good about honoring warranty work if your new cart has any problems. Just make sure all the options you purchased with your cart are installed and drive it away and enjoy. If something comes up later, they will fix it.
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