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Old 07-31-2017, 08:50 AM
Location: Florida
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I would get the golf cart and use it for a month or two before selling the car. Consider your use in the winter, summer and rain.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:10 AM
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Did you have a reason to buy a Suburban in the first place/
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:22 AM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Golf carts work great if you are stuck in a Del Web community in the desert...

If in OHIO and NEED a Suburban for winter... I would ditch it for a Diesel conversion Samurai ~ 40 mpg on FREE fuel Great 4x4, but not much safer than a Golf Cart Heat, Radio, Wipers... NICE4 U

The Leaf will work if you live in suburbia.

I would also consider a CNG car.

I tend to enjoy my 50mpg since 1976 cars, no dinosaurs or toxic batteries required.

I recently 'downsized' and sold one of my semi trucks. That was sad. SO I bought another motorcycle.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:29 AM
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Originally Posted by rational1 View Post
Did you have a reason to buy a Suburban in the first place/
Working driving 40,000 to 50,000 miles a year and wanted comfort. It is a comfortable ride.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:35 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Although discontinued in favor of the Volt & Bolt, my Chevy Spark EV is a great little gokart on wheels, sort of like a golf cart. It is a small hatchback, nominally fits 2 people in the back (for a short distance, anyway) gets between 70-100 miles on a charge. For my use of less than 100 miles a week around town, I put in on the charger at home once or twice a week and sometimes I use the fast charge at the grocery store. It's very peppy, there is no lag in the transmission.

The things that kill range on it are driving at 70 mph on the highway and using the heat/defrost/seat heat in the winter. The summer A/C isn't nearly as hard on range. Most of my driving is around town at 25-45 mph and I can get over 100 miles on a charge doing that. Still, though, in the winter when I average 70 miles on a charge, I really only need to recharge once a week. We were able to get a 240V home charger for less than $200 via a rebate from Chevy/Bosch and that will charge it completely in about 6 hours, not that I ever let the charge get down near zero.

Our other car is a Ford F150 which we use for towing a small camping trailer and getting in it after the Spark makes it feel like a large tugboat - awkward, hard to park, barely fits in parking spots at the store.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:53 AM
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We have two here on the ranch. Way too slow to be mixing it up with senile old fa**s in two ton roadsters. Get a RZR! Have fun!
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:21 AM
Location: Florida
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I mentioned in an earlier posting that the vast majority of carts in the community that I lived in in Arizona had gas engines. I would recommend that you check the price of replacement batteries before making a decision.

A cart dealer out there tried selling electrics with solar panels installed on the roof. The folks who could afford them didn't buy because they were the ones who parked their carts in the garage where there was no sunshine.

The community across the highway from ours allowed only electric carts.

I bought my cart when it was 11 years old for $1000. Sold it 13 years later for $900.

You can buy "swamp (evaporative) coolers, but they only work in dry climates. The valley around PHX gets HOTT!

A top and side curtains are nice on chilly days.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:59 PM
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Riding a golf cart on small streets in The Villages is hardly the same thing as driving a golf cart, with no seat belt or protection of any kind, on a city street full of real moving traffic. That is crazy is what that is.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:04 PM
Location: Raleigh
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#1 Reason why not, no airbags.
#2 Reason why not, no heater.
#3 reason why not, no defense:
Woman arrested after deadly golf cart wreck in North Myrtle Beach | WPDE
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:29 PM
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I'd give up my 92' 1/2 ton long-box/ext-cab pickup & upgrade to a Suburban in a NY-minute, if I could afford it. I need the storage/cargo-space, the 4x4 AND the horsepower to get me over the mountains & through the winter-months, here in Wyoming...

..but I totally saavy the hatred towards 'luddite-gas-guzzling-mindsets' from all of you fast-paced/busy-lifestyle metro-suburbinites in the higher-populated areas...truly I do...

...but when the 'grid' goes down ?

Hmmmmm....I can forsee alot of you lying down, crawling into the fetal-position and...

...well...I'm sure YOU all can see where this is going.

I agree, Hybrids are probably better for the environment...but...so is 'abstinance'...

(from sex...cuz....OVERPOPULATION ?)

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