- Sleek and Unique Design
- Lots of Standard Features
- Safer than the Standard Golf Cart
- Auto Locking Parking Brake
- Optional Lithium Ion Batteries
- Parts Sourcing can be difficult sometimes
- High Price Tag
- Limited Performance Package
- Max of 19 MPH
- No Roof (a Con unless it's what you're wanting)
|Top Speed||19 mph|
To start off, we would like to state that the Garia Roadster is not a street legal vehicle and has a maximum speed of 19 MPH. Check out our review of the Garia Via for a street legal unit for the UNITED STATES and the Garia Monaco for a street legal unit in EUROPE.
With its headquarters based in the lustrous pastures of Denmark, Garia has been in the Golf Cart Market for over a decade now. And as Garia would say, they are in the “golf car market” versus the golf cart market. That distinction is immediately known when an initial observer takes a look at a Garia vehicle. It almost contains the disposition of a vehicle designed for the future as it drives quietly with thoughtfully created design lines and quality components.
Garia started in 2005 and is a privately held company that uses some of the best European Components to create a vehicle with luxury, quality, and passion. The Garia Roadster was designed to be an additional option when compared to the Garia Golf with the mindset. With a slew of extra features, the Garia Roadster boasts a sporty ride in the absence of a roof. An additional example, the front hood (or bonnet depending on where you’re from) opens up for a place for covered storage. This is very rare to find on vehicles. In addition, an overlooked feature is its golf bag holder design. It allows your bags to sit at a 45 degree angle. This allows for an easy visual to locate your club and makes it tremendously easier to remove your club from the bag. This is especially important for those with shoulder issues. Now, there are a plethora of additional options that can be added as well, and for those, we recommend going to Garia’s site and using their configurator.
Of note though, is to highlight that the Garia Roadster is using an auto brake which means it will set automatically for you. There is no need for setting the brake every time you come to a stop. It uses an electromagnetic parking brake that holds the vehicle in place.
If features aren’t enough for you, then the sleek design and the carefully selected components will surely stand out. From a sport leather steering wheel to futuristic dash cluster, the entire design of the Garia was designed to be appealing visually while functional. The seats are seamless and the entire design of the vehicle was thoughtfully put together by the minds that have created multiple Aston Martin and Bentley designs.
The suspension system is made out of aluminum which is beneficial for a low weight and rust proof frame for those in coastal regions. It is also a sport suspension system which allows for a responsive drive, but also has enough suspension to make it comfortable still.
On the safety side, it has hydraulic brakes which is nice for quick and easy stopping. Compared to the Garia Golf, the Garia Roadster is a much safer vehicle with an automotive front windshield and self-canceling turn signals.
Now, this is a spendy unit, however, the performance package for the motor and controller does not seem to display this. With an 3 kW AC motor and a 275 Amp controller, the Garia Roadster will perform, but not leaps and bound over other manufacturers in this space. On the other hand, it does off the option of lithium-ion batteries from Samsung SDI which means you’ll no longer be worrying about watering your batteries consistently and won’t worry about replacing them every 3-6 years depending on where you live.
Overall, we like the Garia Roadster, however, you have to decide if it is worth the hefty price tag for such a unit with such a precise design.
|Frame||Lightweight aluminum frame. 5 years warranty.|
|Front Suspension||Double wishbone suspension made from aluminum with automotive ball joints and coilovers.|
|Rear Suspension||Live rear axle mounted with trailing links, Panhard rod and coilovers.|
|Overall Length||2330 mm/ 92″|
|Overall Width||1540 mm/ 58″ (incl. mirrors)|
|Overall Height||1206 mm/ 47.5″|
|Weight||With Standard Batteries: 521 kg/ 1150 lbs | With Lithium batteries: 446kg / 983 lbs.|
|Motor||High efficient 3-phase AC motor|
|Output Rating||3 kW (4 Hp)|
|Peak Power||11 kW (15 Hp)|
|Batteries||Lithium Ion (Lead Acid optional)|
|Motor Control Unit||Curtis 275 amp|
|Charger||Onboard Delta Q charger|
|Maximum Forward Speed||24-30 km/h /15-19 mph|
|Maxmimum Reverse Speed||11 km/h /6 mph|
|Range (Up To)||64 km/ 40 miles (depending on speed, use etc)|
|Turning Radius||2600 mm/ 102″ (outer circle)|
|Charge Time||Approx. 7 hours (for full charge)|
|Brakes||Hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums at the rear|
|Parking Brake||Automatically engaged electromagnetic parking brake|
|Tire Size||205-50-10 or 205-30-12|
|Payload Capacity||350 kg/ 770 lbs|
|Seating Capacity||2 or 4 persons|