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Unread 01-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Do buyers really care about a name brand engine???

Do you think somebody would not pay as much for a cart if it had the off brand engine than a Briggs?
I wonder if your average buyer will even care. I think as long as they see a nice new shiny engine under the seat they will be happy. That new 13 hp engine for $200 is hands down better than any stock golf cart engine. I'm just curious if people are wise to an off brand engine. I personally couldnt care less about a name. Am I correct that there is no difference in the $200 engine and a Honda GX-390? Same engine materials used right?



Or do you think I should sacrifice the 2 hp and get a lesser engine for more money just to have a name?
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Unread 01-18-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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It would matter to me, and most of the people I know. Try it, lets see
what happens.

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Yes I want to at least try the off brand engine on my electric cart and see if it sells for much. If it doesnt I'll pull the engine and put it in my Yamaha.
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I think those off-brand engines are identical to Hondas as far as internal components. More than likely, the name is the only thing that differs.
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So should I go for the knock off or the vanguard for $200 more?
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That would depend on the horsepower. The B&S will have more torque becuase it is twin cylinder, and it has 3 more horsepower. For $200, I'd say the B&S is worth it...but only from a buyers perspective. If I were going to replace an engine in my personal cart, I'd try the knockoff.
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Actually no the Briggs is 2 less hp and it is also a single cylinder. So really performance wise theres no benifit to the briggs.
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Actually no the Briggs is 2 less hp and it is also a single cylinder. So really performance wise theres no benifit to the briggs.
Then get the knock off. Put some Honda stickers on it! Don't do that, but I'd try it and if it is a POS, just put a real engine in it. I'd think it would have to be of a certain quality to even be on the market. Plus US emissions standards and all those nice things......
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