Golf cars are increasing in popularity as their use now extends beyond the golf course. These simple vehicles were once used to transport two golfers and their golf clubs around a course but are now used in large communities as the primary means of transport. With so many types available on the market how do you choose the right golf car for your budget?
Like cars, golf cars range in price depending on the make and model. Some golf cars come with all the luxury you would expect from your standard on-road vehicle, whilst others come with only the bare essentials. You could reasonably expect to pay around $4,000 for a bare-bones model golf car but typical vehicles range from $6,000 to $9,000. High end models with all of the luxury additions may well cost upwards of $10,000. Luxury models may include an all weather exterior, cell phone chargers, lift kits and custom wheels.
Many golf clubs and country clubs purchase large fleets of golf cars. They often upgrade these leaving a large supply of golf cars in the marketplace for those looking for a used golf car. There are a few considerations to make when purchasing a used golf car and the price will depend on whether the golf car has been refurbished or is bought ‘as is’.
A refurbished vehicle will usually come with new upholstery and will have been thoroughly inspected and cleaned. Refurbished vehicles may also be sold with a warranty from the dealer providing extra peace of mind for the buyer. An ‘as is’ used golf car will only be inspected for obvious signs of damage but will not have undergone a comprehensive overhaul. If you are planning on purchasing a used vehicle ‘as is’ is would be recommended to at least take the vehicle for a test drive. If possible, obtain a second opinion from someone who knows golf cars well to ensure you are not going to be stuck with a vehicle that has major mechanical faults.
Gasoline golf cars are best purchased new as the used ones are difficult to find and cost almost the same as a new one. Used golf cars start around $2,000 but like cars, you get what you pay for. As a general rule of thumb, a used golf car should retail for about half of the price of a new one of the same make and model. helicopter for sale