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Old 08-04-2019, 10:05 AM
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Have 2018 Yamaha. Bought on July 29 , 2018. Have tracked every drop of gas and average gas mileage overall . Average mileage after 3600 miles is 43mpg. All store bought(mostly Shell) 87 Octane. Similar experience with two previous Yamaha carts. Have trouble believing posts that claim significantly higher mileage. All carts purchased from Villages Carts with no real maintenance problems.

No, I don't work for nor do I personally know any of the "Family" , but I do handle "Rithmatic " pretty well.

See little difference in performance or mileage between carbureted and EFI models .
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:12 AM
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The QuieTech interests me because I am hard of hearing and my hearing aides suck. It is hard enough for my wife and I to carry on a conversation in our quiet automobile. Electric wins that comparison, but if the numbers (sound level tests) in the reviews, the QuieTech is close.

The EFI I am interested in for starting and running smoothly reasons. Being a grumpy old man, it is worth money to me to have as few issues as possible. I have to believe electric (Lithium) wins that one too, but I expect EFI is close to as reliable.

I have to believe the new Lithium carts win both of those, but the wife is nervous about range, so I am considering Gas as a compromise for her.

(Notice price and cost were not mentioned - the difference in that category is not enough to swing me one way or the other.)
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:15 AM
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"Yamaha began production of the Drive (G29) model in 2007 and continues to make the “Yamaha Drive” today"

All Yamaha carts after 2007 will be a "Drive" series.
It's just a model name.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:18 AM
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"Yamaha began production of the Drive (G29) model in 2007 and continues to make the “Yamaha Drive” today"

All Yamaha carts after 2007 will be a "Drive" series.
It's just a model name.
Didn't the Drive2 in 2016 introduce independent suspension in the front (or back? or both?) That would impact ride quality I would think.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:24 AM
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Link to Village Discount Golf Car first ad on their home page:

Village Discount Golf Car

I assume this cart is a "fleet cart" and is not EFI Drive2 or QuieTech but is 2018 model year.

They have another ad on their site somewhere which is similar, but is $8995 and says it is Quietech, but that ad does not specify the model year, so I assume it is 2016?
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:27 AM
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Didn't the Drive2 in 2016 introduce independent suspension in the front (or back? or both?) That would impact ride quality I would think.
Yes the "Drive 2" added that feature.
Might want to wait till the 2020s come out in a few months.
Not sure tho if there will be upgrades, but prices of used 2018-19s will drop.
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:51 AM
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Yes the "Drive 2" added that feature.
Might want to wait till the 2020s come out in a few months.
Not sure tho if there will be upgrades, but prices of used 2018-19s will drop.
Sound advice, we are moving into TV in September or October, and I was thinking the same thing, not too long to wait.
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Have 2018 Yamaha. Bought on July 29 , 2018. Have tracked every drop of gas and average gas mileage overall . Average mileage after 3600 miles is 43mpg. All store bought(mostly Shell) 87 Octane. Similar experience with two previous Yamaha carts. Have trouble believing posts that claim significantly higher mileage. All carts purchased from Villages Carts with no real maintenance problems.

No, I don't work for nor do I personally know any of the "Family" , but I do handle "Rithmatic " pretty well.

See little difference in performance or mileage between carbureted and EFI models .
I have a 2012 4 seater Yamaha w/ over 13,000 miles. Always get 50 mpg no matter how I drive, except the week family is in town. Riding 4 around for a week I only got 47 mpg. I record all.
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Old 08-05-2019, 07:07 AM
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My 2014 Yamaha EFI consistently gets 50 mpg.


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Have 2018 Yamaha. Bought on July 29 , 2018. Have tracked every drop of gas and average gas mileage overall . Average mileage after 3600 miles is 43mpg. All store bought(mostly Shell) 87 Octane. Similar experience with two previous Yamaha carts. Have trouble believing posts that claim significantly higher mileage. All carts purchased from Villages Carts with no real maintenance problems.

No, I don't work for nor do I personally know any of the "Family" , but I do handle "Rithmatic " pretty well.

See little difference in performance or mileage between carbureted and EFI models .
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