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#500701 - 01/15/19 04:11 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/12/14
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Loc: Deep East Texas
Roundy, I believe we have come to the same conclusion that UTV's will hold their value and do a lot more work than the Golf cart types for the same money. I am going to a Polaris/Kawasaki dealer this Saturday that I was refered to only 40 miles from home. Will be able to take the wife and we can test drive some new 2019 models.
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#500730 - 01/16/19 09:53 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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#500736 - 01/16/19 12:00 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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I'm confused Zep. What do you meen uh...no? I went to Polaris website where you can build your own and did just that. I then compared it to what my local dealer quoted me and my dealer was $1,000 cheaper. Plus with my ag exemption I save around $1000 on sales tax!! Things are looking a little better.
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#500749 - 01/16/19 02:37 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Flame....did you not click the link?...."uh no"...
that the tricked out Polaris shown in the link I provided is too crazy even for me...lol.

No worries man I think Polaris is a great brand.



Here's another crazy looking one...
amazing what a custom shop can do with these mudding units,
but not practical for most of us for sure.


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#500750 - 01/16/19 03:07 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 709
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Flame
Roundy, I believe we have come to the same conclusion that UTV's will hold their value and do a lot more work than the Golf cart types for the same money. I am going to a Polaris/Kawasaki dealer this Saturday that I was refered to only 40 miles from home. Will be able to take the wife and we can test drive some new 2019 models.


I just bought a Polaris and need to steer you away from the dealer I used. Actually, if you are looking 20 miles outside of the metroplex you are good.

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#500751 - 01/16/19 03:24 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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I did click the link Zep. They do get wild. I thought you were trying to reference what I was talking about resale values. You gotta realize...it don't take much to get me confused!! Hah
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#500755 - 01/16/19 04:02 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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This the 900 I purchased recently.

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#500757 - 01/16/19 04:21 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Tbar]
Pat Williamson Offline


Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Odd around here people with Polaris side x side they are always broken...... hmmm

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#500768 - 01/16/19 08:43 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Tbar]
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Originally Posted By: Tbar
This the 900 I purchased recently


Very nice Lance. If I go with gas that's pretty much what I want. Any feedback thus far? How do you like it? How is the ride? Noise? Power Steering?

I kind of want an electric UTV because electric works perfect for what I will use it for.

The problem is I can only find one company that makes a full size crew 2 bench seat UTV that is electric.

The company is Huntve based in Fort Worth and all they make is electric models. So I would hope they know what they are doing as far as electric UTV's.

However a few years ago they did not have great reviews.

I may go pay them a visit in Cowtown.

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#500769 - 01/16/19 08:59 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Zep]
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That’s the ticket!

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#500771 - 01/16/19 09:47 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Zep]
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Registered: 01/10/15
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Zep
Originally Posted By: Tbar
This the 900 I purchased recently


Very nice Lance. If I go with gas that's pretty much what I want. Any feedback thus far? How do you like it? How is the ride? Noise? Power Steering?

I kind of want an electric UTV because electric works perfect for what I will use it for......


The ride is incredibly smooth and its quiet compared to the Kawasaki Mule I have at the farm. Both front and back bench seats have three seat belts. Love the power steering. Haven't had it long enough to give a reliability report. Again if you were to think about going that route I would want to steer you clear of the dealer I went through.

Whats the advertised run time on one of those electrics?
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#500786 - 01/17/19 08:18 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Tbar, that 900 is what we are looking at. Only option I want is the hard top and nothing else. Their options are way too exspensive for things I can aftermarket and install myself. Don't need doors or even a windshield actually. If its too nasty weather I won't be out in it anyway. Light, winches, mirrors, etc...I can do myself.For what I'm going to use it for I'm not even going for power steering. That's $2000 extra!! My dealer said later if I want it he could install me a aftermarket power steering for $800. Wish me luck, I'm going to the dealer today!!
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#500788 - 01/17/19 08:38 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 09/19/14
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Zep. my first Polaris was one of those tricked out mudders seen at our yearly sports show here in Shreveport. You know those shows where bass boats are lined up everywhere and the UTV's/ATV's are on the other side of the show. smile It was an 800 Ranger with those aggressive mud tires and all jacked up. It was fun to drive but I broke a few things because it was built to the extremes. kept it a couple of years and then bought the new 900. I bought it stock with the camo colors and it is more better lol
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#500802 - 01/17/19 02:09 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Tbar]
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Originally Posted By: Tbar
Whats the advertised run time on one of those electrics?


HuntVe FAQ

Q: How far can I drive off road before I need to recharge?

A: It varies by model depending on the battery pack and other conditions. The best range in electric is the Game Changer edition and its 260 amp hour rated battery pack, up to 25 miles in moderate terrain. The lowest range capability is the hybrid Switchback in all electric mode at 15 miles but you get the benefit of gas engine generation that will take you another 50+ miles. Range is reduced as the battery pack ages, in hilly conditions and in extreme temperatures as well. Remember to always “mature” new battery packs by not exceeding a 50% state of discharge within the first 15 charge cycles. When 4x2/4x4 switch is available, always drive in 4x4 mode in off road conditions to maximize efficiency and protect motors.

Q: What is the life expectancy of the battery pack and cost before they need replacement?

A: Under normal conditions, the battery pack can last up to 4 years before needing replacement at an approximate cost of $1,500 for 8-battery systems. Note that the battery pack capacity will start to decline in year 3 and is a candidate for replacement during this time, depending on how many cycles the batteries have been used and what distance is required.
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#500803 - 01/17/19 02:11 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: TGW1]
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Originally Posted By: TGW1
Zep. my first Polaris was one of those tricked out mudders seen at our yearly sports show here in Shreveport. .... kept it a couple of years and then bought the new 900. I bought it stock with the camo colors and it is more better lol


Tracy I don't blame ya bit....the 900 is so much more practical at places like ours.
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#500805 - 01/17/19 03:01 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1991
Loc: West Michigan
Good reviews on this diesel powered 'jeep' look-alike made by Mahindra. It is turning heads at the Detroit Auto show and is made in MI.

They will add auto-transmission this year and are working on an electric model. top speed 55mph!



ROXOR UTV fun in Detroit

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#500808 - 01/17/19 03:57 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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cool canyoncreek....

there is an abundance of neat really different options out there today.

https://www.massimomotor.com/products/WARRIOR

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#500814 - 01/17/19 08:34 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Well guys, I pulled the trigger today on a brand new 2019 Polaris 900 Ranger Crew that seats 6 and has a full tilt utility bed. Darn thing is 150 inch long!! I had the hard top put on it and that was the only option. I drove it all over my place today. Too late to call the dealer but temp gauge kept getting up to 206 and back down to about 185 and then back up. It never got over 206. But is that normal? Seems hot to me but maybe they all run hotter than a car or truck. Anybody else have knowledge how hot theirs are running? Should I be concerned?
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#500816 - 01/17/19 09:33 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Congrats Flame....I just ran across this about the new 2019. Looks like they are making some great stuff.

Re-Invented 2019 Polaris
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#500819 - 01/17/19 10:15 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Zep]
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Hope you enjoy it James
Google temp. An see what the range is

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#500830 - 01/18/19 04:49 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Congrats
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#500834 - 01/18/19 06:56 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Cool !
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#500837 - 01/18/19 07:48 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Sweet......!!!
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#500840 - 01/18/19 09:59 AM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Congrats!

I bet that temp is normal. But for this and any other question this forum will be able to answer it:

Polaris Ranger Club: https://www.prcforum.com/forum/forum.php


Edited by Redonthehead (01/18/19 10:00 AM)
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#500859 - 01/18/19 06:01 PM Re: Pros and cons of gas powered golf carts [Re: Flame]
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Thank you everyone!! I am very proud of my new machine and Red, I will be joining another forum looks like for my Polaris help. Thanks for the heads up!!
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