Used Golf Cart Values
Determining used golf cart values is an important step before purchasing or selling a used golf cart. Buying a used gas or electric golf cart can save a person several thousands of dollars. Likewise determining the fair market value of your golf cart when selling can mean the difference of several hundreds of dollars.
Used Electric Golf Cart Prices
Unlike a car, the age of the golf cart is not as important. With a lot less moving parts, what is important is how well the golf cart has been maintained. While looking to replace my 1987 Club Car, I found that it was in much better shape than several late 1990 carts I looked at.
Used golf cart prices are not found in the same way you’d look for used car values. There is no Kelly Blue Book for golf carts. So you are on your own and you have to do some homework to figure out the value of the used carts you are looking at.
Find Used Golf Carts for Sale to Establish Value
To determine a price for your used golf cart, find out what other carts are selling for that are the same make, model, and year (or close to it). Compare the condition of your golf cart -especially the age of your batteries to the other carts.
Maybe you are trying to sell your used Yamaha golf cart and want to know what price to set. Or maybe you are wanting to buy a used Club Car golf cart from your neighbor and want to know if it’s a fair price. Get a good idea of used golf cart prices. Look at all the makes and pay attention to the year of the cart, how old the batteries are and how it was used.
Check several sites on line for used golf carts like:
√ Craig’s List
Refine your search to a geographical part of the city – such as the southeast or northwest.
√ Facebook Groups
Local Facebook groups for your community sometimes allows people to post things for sale or join a local Facebook swap and shop group and find golf carts for sale there.
Check to see if any of them are sold locally
√ Do an Internet Search
Type in “used golf carts YOUR STATE or CITY”; i.e. “used golf carts Peachtree City”
√ Check out local, community boards at your grocery stores
√ Check local newspapers in the For Sale section
I looked at many used golf carts over a period of several months – even though I thought I wanted a Club Car I checked out lots of Yamaha and EZ Go carts as well before finally deciding on my 2006 Club Car.
There are sites to visit on line, but you also need to find out where you can go to physically see them and test drive them.
I wouldn’t buy a golf cart without first examining the batteries, cables, tires, and body. It needs to be taken for a test drive as well to see how speedy it is, how well the brakes work and if there are any funny noises.
Any Accessories Included?
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Golf cart accessories can affect used golf cart values. Find out what accessories are included.
Does it have a golf cart windshield?
If it includes a golf cart enclosure is it a standard universal beige color or a custom Sunbrella enclosure?
Check to see it has working headlights and tail lights.
Is there are rear view mirror, storage basket, speakers or a golf cart radio?
Are there any custom features like a golf cart custom paint job or custom body.
List each of these factors, then you can compare prices and determine for yourself reasonable used golf cart values.
See which used golf cart gives you the cart that is in the best condition, has the newest batteries, has been well maintained, and includes the most accessories.
Once you find the used golf cart that has the most features you are looking for and you have a ball park figure of what’s it’s worth, make the buyer an offer. Buying a used golf cart can be a smart move if you know what to look for and what to ask the golf cart owner.
Selling Your Golf Cart
List your golf cart for free on Craig’s list or post a picture and description on any community boards in your town. Our Kroger stores always have several used golf carts for sale posted. Join a local Facebook swap and shop group to list it.
If you are selling your golf cart and posting an add include these important details:
used golf cart values
√ Gas or Electric
√ Year, Make and Model of the Cart
√ 2 or 4 Seater
√ How old the Batteries are
√ What Accessories are Included
√ Is the Battery Charger Included
√ Contact Information – Name, E-mail, and Phone Number