A pleasurable pursuit can turn into an expensive one with all the accessories involved, so comparing the price of used golf carts against new ones is a good idea. Considering all aspects you want from a cart and the things that you can do without, you can easily decide which is the better option to suit your needs. Here are some things to consider when making your decision.
1. Price Range
For new golf carts, you will find that you are unlikely to find one for less than $4,000 with prices rising all the way up to $15,000. On the other hand, a used version will set you back between $2,000 and $4,000 depending on the condition and level of refurbishment or adaptation.
The cost that you can expect to pay when it comes to new golf carts depends on the version that you get. Manufacturers will continually update the carts that they produce by providing new features, although earlier versions may be perfectly suited for your purposes. Older used golf carts will often be cheaper simply because they are older and have experienced more use. Used versions that are of a high standard will be at the higher end of the price range.
Extensive customization of a golf cart will result in the cost you pay being closer to the higher end of the spectrum. Similarly, if you want to undertake some of your own customization, you can save money by purchasing a cheaper used model. Bear in mind the minimum amount of accessories that you require when you are considering whether to buy a new or old model.
Before making your mind up, find out how much use a used golf cart has had. You may find that one that has rarely been used will be in good working order and is perfectly acceptable for the use you have in mind. A vehicle that has been reconditioned by the seller will have gone through an inspection to rectify anything that may be required. Therefore, you could find a decent used cart for a relatively cheap price. Purchasing a cart “as is” will mean that you pay a cheap price, but may prove a false economy if it has been used heavily. However, this is the best option for a good deal if you are able to undertake repair work yourself.
The amount of use that you intend to put it to will also help you to determine what option to choose. For example, if you intend to use the golf cart somewhere other than a golf course, a new version might be more suitable.
Because the golf seasons are different according to which area you are in, you must take location into account to help you estimate the amount of use that the golf cart has experienced. For example, the weather that California enjoys means that the golf season is longer and the cart is likely to have been used more. Weather conditions in the area may also affect its condition.
The price range of both new and used golf carts will depend on the company that made them. Popular manufacturers will be the more expensive option both in respect of new and used carts.