My families battery golf cart is broken and we are buying a new gold cart or UTV. My question is what is the life expectancy of a battery golf cart, a gass colf cart, and a UTV (preferably the Kawasaki Teryx). They would all be used for driving around my neighborhood, fishing, drifting in the grass, and for the UTV running over big rocks and a couple of jumps back in the woods in my neighborhood (south florida). Money is not an issue so what are the life expectancies and what would you recommend? Father and mother, one 16 year old son, and 2 daughters 18, 21. Daughters dont care, son wants the UTV very badly. Safety also counts, and my wife doesn't want to look like a country lady too much.
Well, this is an easy one and not just because I'm a UTV fan, but from a durability standpoint you should definitely spend the extra cash and get the Teryx. I owned a business where we used gas golf carts for six hours a night and they broke every week. Even the new models just are not built well. UTVs use brakes, engines, transmissions and other major systems borrowed from cars, trucks, ATVs and even snowmobiles. Golf carts use lawnmower engines, mechanical brakes and cheap plastic in places where only metal is appropriate. If your wife is concerned about safety, get a good set of aftermarket seats and harnesses. The cages are built to keep passengers safe in the case of a slow roll over, just make sure your son gets a good feel for the Teryx before you let him loose. In another five years you won't see a golf cart used anywhere but a golf course. Happy riding! Below is a good review of the Teryx 4, with your family you should consider the 4 seater, they come in very handy!
http://www.side-by-side-blog.com/kawasa … -look.html