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Reviews of motocaddy and powakaddy


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#61 MountainGoat

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:08 AM

 jerebear21, on 08 July 2018 - 10:04 AM, said:

Hello Jere,

Thanks for your message and interest in the GoKart.

We don't have a distributor in the US yet, but could send you a GoKart from the UK.

As a rough guide to pricing, please deduct 20% UK tax from the price of a GoKart set on the UK website. I'm afraid the website doesn't include shipping to the USA so you would then need to add £140 for shipping.

Here's a link to the shop:

http://www.gokart.co...t-trolleys.html

One exception, I’m afraid, is that we are unable to ship lithium batteries to the USA.

The other limitation is the warranty: We'd like to be able to provide all of our customers with first class after-sales support, just as we do in the UK. However, with the high shipping costs and current lack of local support in the States, it's just not feasible to offer the cart with a UK-level of warranty.

Sorry if that sounds a bit negative! While we have always found a way to help with any issues that have cropped up, we do think it's best to be clear and honest from the start about the limitations of any after-sales help that we could offer.

If you are not put off by the potential shipping cost and limitations of after-sales help, please let me know and I'll get an exact shipping quote and provide any further details you need.

Yeah, that's the exact same response I got from them.  I didn't find it encouraging.


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

it's like buying something used;  but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product.  The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over.  The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:08 PM

 jerebear21, on 08 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

it's like buying something used;  but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product.  The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over.  The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.

Yeah, but the battery has to fit in their particular battery holder.  How do you ensure the correct size?

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:10 PM

 MountainGoat, on 08 July 2018 - 03:08 PM, said:

 jerebear21, on 08 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

it's like buying something used;  but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product.  The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over.  The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.

Yeah, but the battery has to fit in their particular battery holder.  How do you ensure the correct size?

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:07 AM

 jerebear21, on 08 July 2018 - 10:15 AM, said:

it's like buying something used;  but the reviews on the gokart has been outstanding and they do stand behind their product.  The gentlemen said most issues are easy to fix and they can mail require parts over.  The battery is what most folks are annoyed with but an SLA battery is cheap on ebay.

I've walked two rounds on the motocaddy lithium battery and still seemed to have plenty of charge left. Even if this thing does go down over the year/s I could see it lasting a good long time. Motocaddy does seem to have a lot of instructional videos on their site so I could see even if I had to replace the motor at any time - it *seems* like something I could do.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:35 AM

I agree that powakaddy and motocaddy are the better product but the cheapest model is 700-800.

Iím being cost conscious for those folks on the fence. 400usd for an electric push cart seems more reasonable. Instead of buying a new driver, get a go kart!
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:44 AM

I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing :) Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:10 AM

 23under, on 09 July 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing :) Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.

Details, please.  Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:12 AM

 MountainGoat, on 09 July 2018 - 06:10 AM, said:

 23under, on 09 July 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing :) Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.

Details, please.  Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?

Well obviously he prefers Powakaddy because it is >Motocaddy of course!

Also because Powakaddy Roolz and Motocaddy Droolz...

Edited by North Butte, 09 July 2018 - 06:14 AM.

Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:32 AM

I own both. And I have no reasons to choose one over the other.

The new motocaddy m series will give powakaddy a run for its money.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 06:44 AM

 MountainGoat, on 09 July 2018 - 06:10 AM, said:

 23under, on 09 July 2018 - 05:44 AM, said:

I have the FW7S GPS and it's amazing :) Powakaddy > Motocaddy every single day.

Details, please.  Why do you prefer Powakaddy over Motocaddy?


For me, functions aside, I think Powakaddy really make the best looking trolley on the market. Its so slick. MC have lots of exposed screws for example, PK hide all of the connections and there are no screws visible. The curves of the trolley flow really well, it's like liquid metal. That is from an aesthetics point of view.

Functions wise I can't compare against the top MC model, i've only used lower models but my PK has GPS and 9 speeds (#9 is insanely fast), which is just awesome :lol:

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:26 AM

that 230w Motor on the powakaddy is crazy strong. I put it on 7/8 and can finish my round under 1.5 hours when I'm in the mood to exercise and golf.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:53 AM

 ChampagneGary, on 28 June 2018 - 07:26 PM, said:

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my driveway is on an angle so what you see is an illusion.  both push cart fits snuggly into the inside compartment.  Then i have one cart bag towards the back and the 2nd cart bag on top of it.
Must be a huge trunk!

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Exactly. The 2-series trunk is only about 30" deep and not too tall near the front.  I have to take my driver out of the bag to comfortably get my ClicGear bag in across the back.  While the Motocaddy M1 is listed at 18.5"X16.1"X25" and would work, the remote control S7 is listed at 40X24X13 and that might be too big (would really have to try it and see).  The MGI Zip Navigator (w/remote) is listed at 27.1X24X15.7" but gets even smaller (27X17,7X15.7") with the wheels turned around.  That looks like a package that would easily accommodate the cart and the bag.

I have a 1M (smaller than a 2 series) and an M3 and have no problem fitting the PowerKaddy C2i (newest version) in either.  Both are a tight fit with more than 1 bag though with or without the trolley.

I love the unit and it's much easier to both fold/unfold and to play with then a click gear. The only issue I have is that I wish it had a "3.5" speed; 3 is slightly to slow and 4 is slightly to fast (except when going uphill)

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

 burnsniper, on 09 July 2018 - 07:53 AM, said:

 ChampagneGary, on 28 June 2018 - 07:26 PM, said:

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my driveway is on an angle so what you see is an illusion.  both push cart fits snuggly into the inside compartment.  Then i have one cart bag towards the back and the 2nd cart bag on top of it.
Must be a huge trunk!

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Exactly. The 2-series trunk is only about 30" deep and not too tall near the front.  I have to take my driver out of the bag to comfortably get my ClicGear bag in across the back.  While the Motocaddy M1 is listed at 18.5"X16.1"X25" and would work, the remote control S7 is listed at 40X24X13 and that might be too big (would really have to try it and see).  The MGI Zip Navigator (w/remote) is listed at 27.1X24X15.7" but gets even smaller (27X17,7X15.7") with the wheels turned around.  That looks like a package that would easily accommodate the cart and the bag.

I have a 1M (smaller than a 2 series) and an M3 and have no problem fitting the PowerKaddy C2i (newest version) in either.  Both are a tight fit with more than 1 bag though with or without the trolley.

I love the unit and it's much easier to both fold/unfold and to play with then a click gear. The only issue I have is that I wish it had a "3.5" speed; 3 is slightly to slow and 4 is slightly to fast (except when going uphill)

My Motocaddy S1 is the same except for me it's a "5.5" that I wish I had. Normally I just set it on 6 because I prefer to walk briskly and when I bump it down to 5 (on level, short grass) I tend to keep crowded the trolley because it's moving too slow for me.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:22 AM

3.5, 5.5....

and here i thought i was crazy wishing there was a 7.5

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Posted Yesterday, 11:00 AM

There's an S1 motocaddy on ebay right now.  So cheapppp.
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