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Old 07-10-2019, 07:23 PM
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Greetings! My wife and I will be closing on our new house at the end of the month and we're very excited! My question tonight is about which golf cart we should buy, gas or electric??
Thanks, Jim & Deb
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:37 PM
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If you’re not going to drive too far from home electric is fine. Gas carts have a range close to 200 miles.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:41 PM
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This is like the white or wheat bread, thick or thin crust on your pizza or boxer / briefs ....

I know you are new, but you can search this topic to see discussions from before .. but I think I can summarize:

Electric is quieter, but when batteries die, you are stuck.... Batteries are expensive to replace ( when that time comes)

Gas is loud(er), it needs regular engine maintenance but as you can see, they seem to run for 10 - 15 years.

I suggest you go try both at the dealer.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:29 PM
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Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, but since you asked and I have an opinion, get a gas Yamaha Quiet-Tech with very comfortable aftermarket seats and have seat belts installed and you will have a very nice ride.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:45 PM
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Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, but since you asked and I have an opinion, get a gas Yamaha Quiet-Tech with very comfortable aftermarket seats and have seat belts installed and you will have a very nice ride.
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:56 PM
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I tend to agree on the quietech, "recharging" a gas cart takes about 5 minutes to put in gas, and electric several hours, and currently, there very few (if any) recharging stations in the villages. Be very careful about electric vehicle range, especially if you are going to be located in the extreme North or South of the villages, as ylou may end up traveling significant distances.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:58 PM
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As they integrated automotive Li Ion technology into golf cars, the gap is closing. This looks interesting:

Club Car Introduces New High-Powered Lithium Ion Onward | Golf Cart Resource
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:19 AM
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Everyone seems to have an opinion on this, but since you asked and I have an opinion, get a gas Yamaha Quiet-Tech with very comfortable aftermarket seats and have seat belts installed and you will have a very nice ride.
Be prepared for when the drive belt starts slipping.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:22 AM
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When considering battery power, you need to do your homework on how to properly maintain the batteries. It's not just a mater of adding water and plugging in. That being said, I own 2 battery powered carts and am very happy with them.

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:10 AM
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Be prepared for when the drive belt starts slipping.
Yup! On the 4th belt in 8000 miles. New secondary clutch installed to see if that was the reason. Now the seals on the transmission had to be replaced. This is all on a 2017 Yamaha quiet-tech. Piece of J** junk.
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