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Unread 08-20-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 2001 Club Car. The price is right and it has new batteries.

Basic question if you had a preference would you go with the 2001 or a newer cart with the IQ system.

Like i say i am a Rookie and looking for insight.

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Unread 08-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have a 2000 DS and a 2008 Precedent IQ.

I have upgraded both carts with new controllers and motors and both go identical speed of about 25MPH.

The Precedent has a sturdier frame.

The DS is a little more roomy leg room wise.

The biggest difference is that the Precedent is sooo much smoother when givng it throttle. And I like the looks of the Precedent, just looks cleaner and more modern.

In fact I now have my DS for sale because I prefer the Precedent.
I guess one major question before I would make a decision is cost, how much is the DS you are looking? A refurbished 2008 Precedent with new batteries would have cost me $4,200, I bought mine with used batteries for $3,500.
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Unread 08-20-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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ds is a much easier cart if your gonna do your own work.....just a tad less complicated..................................
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Unread 08-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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ds is a much easier cart if your gonna do your own work.....just a tad less complicated..................................
True only if you're comparing a series DS car to a Precedent. The DS IQ is nowhere near as easy to work on as a Precedent with the exception of one part. The MCOR. That's the only thing that's easier to change on a DS car vs a Precedent.

Front end repairs are much easier on the Precedent because you don't have to remove the cowl. No battery racks to corrode, no pedal linkage to wear out, motor and controller can all be accessed without the use of a floor jack, or removing rear seat.

Also, keep in mind that with the recent discontinuation of the DS car, parts may go up in price.
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True only if you're comparing a series DS car to a Precedent. The DS IQ is nowhere near as easy to work on as a Precedent with the exception of one part. The MCOR. That's the only thing that's easier to change on a DS car vs a Precedent.

Front end repairs are much easier on the Precedent because you don't have to remove the cowl. No battery racks to corrode, no pedal linkage to wear out, motor and controller can all be accessed without the use of a floor jack, or removing rear seat.

Also, keep in mind that with the recent discontinuation of the DS car, parts may go up in price.


david you got me, never even considered parts....sorry i have cable on my mind, i have been trying for 3 days to get my mom in laws cable sorted out and the cable co knows less then me.......i just got home for the 3rd time today so i,m still in limp mode.................................
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Cable companies piss me off. I've been going around and around with Comcast about my HD/DVR
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ds is a much easier cart if your gonna do your own work.....just a tad less complicated..................................
That is what I thought, but the actual work as far as taking parts off and replacing them, at least to me is the same for both. However, there is a great deal more research on the IQ to make sure you can do what you want and get the parts that will do it. The series cart was kind of a no brainer.
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this is comcast.......best thing i ever did was dump them 2 months ago have never been happier..............................
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True only if you're comparing a series DS car to a Precedent. The DS IQ is nowhere near as easy to work on as a Precedent with the exception of one part. The MCOR. That's the only thing that's easier to change on a DS car vs a Precedent.

Front end repairs are much easier on the Precedent because you don't have to remove the cowl. No battery racks to corrode, no pedal linkage to wear out, motor and controller can all be accessed without the use of a floor jack, or removing rear seat.

Also, keep in mind that with the recent discontinuation of the DS car, parts may go up in price.
Wow, when and why did they discontinue the DS? This is the first I've heard of this...
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Wow, when and why did they discontinue the DS? This is the first I've heard of this...
We got a bulletin last month about it. They're gonna make them through the 2013 model year and stop after that. They just weren't selling. The Precedent was consuming 90% of their sales and the other 10% were near freebies just to get people to buy them. It's been a long haul though. 33 years. Good cars, but it's time to move on I guess.
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