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Old 07-29-2019, 01:22 PM
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I drive my cart all the time. I have calculated that I drive 100 miles a month almost each month. Batteries to charge, no thanks. Batteries to replace for mucho bucks, no thanks. But I am interested in the new quieter gas Yamahas.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:43 PM
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we never take our car out of garage for traveling in the villages. The time past viewing the ever changing beautiful scenery, flora and fauna is a soothing time. All at a much slower pace than car and on the multimodel paths majority of time. 2 Gas carts here...very longggg range.
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:47 PM
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I spend way more time traveling in my cart in TV.
Even though I spend far less on gas, the main reason
for me, is that it is a much better way to
experience the beautifully landscaped areas of TV.
Only motorcyclists and cart drivers understand why
dogs love to stick their heads out of car windows!
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:58 PM
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We have a gas cart. I think the OP is missing one variable in the equation. How many trips do you take per day? That 20-minute ride will be fine. But what happens when you go home, and need to go out again? You haven't had time for your car to recharge, and you're about to take another possible 20-minute ride.

So you do that, come home, your cart is pretty thirsty and you plug it in.

20 minutes later, you realize you're out of milk.

You can get in the car, run the AC and waste 20MPG for a 2-mile drive to Publix, or you can wait a couple hours til your cart is fully charged again because you KNOW as soon as you get home, you'll get a phone call from the pharmacy telling you that your prescription is ready to pick up. And then an hour later it's time for your weekly dinner date at the other Town Square.

Spending most of your day being concerned about whether or not you have enough juice to get you through the entire day's worth of trips - is not the idea of paradise to me.

On the other hand!

If everything I needed was within a 1 or 2-mile range, I could easily use the cart all day on a single charge and then recharge overnight.

On the other hand!

Power outages = no recharge = no golf cart.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:08 PM
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20 minutes later, you realize you're out of milk. Power outages = no recharge = no golf cart.
That's why I'd never buy a gas cart.

I'd be worried that the tanker drivers would be on strike, leaving the gas stations dry just when my tank was nearly empty and I'd run out of cornflakes.

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Old 07-29-2019, 02:22 PM
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When I Golfed in N.J. it was strictly Electric. I considered One when we got here. The only way I would have Electric is if we ever get an Atomic Cart.

We hear about the great things about Electric Carts but Nobody mentions those same People having a Tear in Their Eye when Its Battery Replacement Time! I can't take buying AA or AAA Batteries for the remotes, for a Golf Cart it would be Whambulance Time. Get a Gas Cart and cut out all the Monkey Business!
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:52 PM
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I have owned both and either is fine. You can make either one work well for you. Current cart is a gas Yamaha quiet tech. We have two carts and use them a lot. If you play golf there will be a championship course that is far enough away that you may wonder, can i get there, play 18 and get back? For me it's Belle Glade and the soon to be built one South of the turnpike. Electric maybe, gas no problem.

Cost per mile to drive is supposed to be slightly higher with electric when you factor in battery replacement. Not really sure, but again I would not let that sway my decision.

Probable your best option is to find a decent used cart and use it for a year and then you will know how much you use it and can make a better decision. You can always sell the used one no matter which you buy.

One observation. I have towed 6 carts home for folks who's cart died on the road. 5 electric and one gas. Small sample and probably user error for not plugging them in, but there seem to be more electrics that die than gas.
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Old 07-29-2019, 02:58 PM
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Charging locations? Where are there charging locations other than homes? Seriously. Maybe I'm missing something.
Well, at the moment I would suggest a resident group could be formed around TV to allow carts to plug into each others front porch outlets for 15 minutes...

With the advent of the new generation of Lithium batteries I expect someone will see the profit opportunity soon in providing charging locations at all rec centers. Slip in your CC and fill'er up. It will be a few years but with prices falling on batteries and charging stations becoming available (maybe?) I expect a larger and larger percentage of those 75,000 carts roaming TV will be converting to electric. Not this year or the next, but soon.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:00 PM
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I drive my cart all the time. I have calculated that I drive 100 miles a month almost each month. Batteries to charge, no thanks. Batteries to replace for mucho bucks, no thanks. But I am interested in the new quieter gas Yamahas.
So if you drive it every other day, that comes out to about 6 miles round trip or about 20 minutes every two days - unless you are driving slowly?
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:02 PM
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I spend way more time traveling in my cart in TV.
Even though I spend far less on gas, the main reason
for me, is that it is a much better way to
experience the beautifully landscaped areas of TV.
Only motorcyclists and cart drivers understand why
dogs love to stick their heads out of car windows!
I understand completely, and was saying just that to my wife th other day - I almost have her convinced to approve the $11K purchase (She is our CFO)
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