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Old 07-03-2021, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Need Help Determining Value of Cart/DCS/PDS etc...

Hey all, New member here and looking to purchase our first golf cart for our family. I don't much about them other than the hundreds of hours I've spent riding them around golf courses....

From the tag I assume its a 2001 TXT model just not sure which sub model.

We plan on using it around the neighborhood and probably some light duty around the house.

I've attached the pics I currently have. Any and all help of value is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 07-03-2021, 10:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need Help Determining Value of Cart/DCS/PDS etc...

Will they let you have a mechanic check it out ?

The reason I ask is these engines were known for intake valve problems. A quick look under the valve cover will tell you the condition.

If the intakes are not worn , it has good compression ( like 170 PSI ) and don't smoke I would say they are asking $3800 for it.

How far am I off on the price ? It does look like it has been taken care of but I just wanted to warn you about possible problems you could face later if the intake valves are worn and compression is not up to par.

It also depends on what part of the US you live in. I got a 2003 TXT I wouldn't take $5000 for but I reworked everything on the cart
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Old 07-03-2021, 10:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Need Help Determining Value of Cart/DCS/PDS etc...

Itís just an ezgo txt. There are no sub models on gas carts, except for the ST which have a different front cowl. the pds, dcs, etc are different drive systems of electric txtís.

Trig is right on the money. It looks well taken care ofÖ perhaps TOO well taken care of IMO. Most likely a golf cart flipper. Nothing wrong with that, if they do it right. But gotta be careful. Some cut corners, give it a fresh paint job, clean it up, maybe some new tires and lift kit (all of which are relatively cheap) without addressing underlying mechanical problems. Lipstick on a pig. I only bring this up because itís hard to tel due to fuzzy pictures, but there may be spray paint overspray on the drivers side black plastic trim along the bottom. But that may just fuzzy pictures.

Some will get it mechanically 100% before touching anything aesthetic.

If you can have someone who KNOWS carts (not your brother bobís neighbor whoís handy) it could make the difference between a great cart you and your family could enjoy for years to come, or a nightmare of constant problems nickel and diming you to death.
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Old 07-03-2021, 12:42 PM   #4
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Will they let you have a mechanic check it out ?

The reason I ask is these engines were known for intake valve problems. A quick look under the valve cover will tell you the condition.

If the intakes are not worn , it has good compression ( like 170 PSI ) and don't smoke I would say they are asking $3800 for it.

How far am I off on the price ? It does look like it has been taken care of but I just wanted to warn you about possible problems you could face later if the intake valves are worn and compression is not up to par.

It also depends on what part of the US you live in. I got a 2003 TXT I wouldn't take $5000 for but I reworked everything on the cart
I'm sure I can have a mechanic check it out. Its actually a friend of a friends cart....hes owned it for 10 years (not a flipper).

You're in the ballpark, he's asking $3,200. It better look clean...he does own a mobile car wash/detail business that he runs on the side.
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Old 07-03-2021, 02:46 PM   #5
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I'm sure I can have a mechanic check it out. Its actually a friend of a friends cart....hes owned it for 10 years (not a flipper).

You're in the ballpark, he's asking $3,200. It better look clean...he does own a mobile car wash/detail business that he runs on the side.
Cool! Even better. Good price; around here if it runs good that would go for closer to $4500-5k. Looks like a nice cart.
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I'm sure I can have a mechanic check it out. Its actually a friend of a friends cart....hes owned it for 10 years (not a flipper).

You're in the ballpark, he's asking $3,200. It better look clean...he does own a mobile car wash/detail business that he runs on the side.
If you can get the mechanic to test that compression. The manual says to remove one spark plug at a time when testing. I remove one of the small wires on coil when I test them to disable ignition.

You want to make sure the throttle is held wide open also when testing compression. If he lets you do this post back results. It don't take 5 minutes to do this if you got a good compression tester.

Its a good chance the valves need adjusting if compression is a little low but that's no big deal. You just don't want to see what I am showing in the picture. Take a picture under the valve cover and post it here.

I am just trying to save you work and money if you do indeed buy it. That cart is probably worth that price in today's market if these things check out. I love these EZGO's with the 295 Robbin engines.
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Old 07-10-2021, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks to all! after some discussion with some mechanics and friends we decided to to go with a 2015 CC precedent instead.

I'm sure we will need some help with that cart as well!
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Thanks to all! after some discussion with some mechanics and friends we decided to to go with a 2015 CC precedent instead.

I'm sure we will need some help with that cart as well!
Does this cart have the EFI Subaru Engine ?
Never mind. I just read another post of yours and I see you got the electric cart .
How much did this cart sell for being you asked us to help with what the value would be ?
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:24 PM   #9
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He hasn't sold it yet. It has a clutch issue that he's getting evaluated and then fixed.

Either way I enjoy building things the way I like them and learning some new skills along the way...so the electric cart was a better choice for me.
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Old 07-22-2021, 06:07 AM   #10
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Boomer, did your friend sell the cart yet? Iím in the okc area looking for one if he still has it.
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