Club Car Villager 2 LSV Review
Since 1958, Club Car has been manufacturing golf carts for a myriad of tasks that stem outside the typical golf course. For the specific segment of safety and LSV classification, Club Car developed the Villager as its model of choice. While the Villager has a different appearance than the precedent, the Villager is built on the same frame and includes added safety features and qualify it as an LSV. It is good to note that the Villager uses an aluminum frame which makes it good for coastal regions and high humidity areas in terms of being rust proof.
So, we know the Villager is built on a Precedent chassis, however, what makes it different? First off, there are some standard safety features such as 4 wheel drum brakes, seat belts, headlights, brake lights, and turn signals. In addition, it uses a 350 amp controller over the 250 amp controller used in a Precedent model. All of this is standard in an MSRP of $8,899 at the time of writing this review.
On the other hand, an LSV sits within a class that is legally able to go 25 MPH, however the Villager maxes out at 23 MPH based on manufacturing specifications. And with a basic 6-8V system, it has basic range which should be okay for most people, however we would not recommend making consistent trips beyond the 15 mile mark.
With a basic overview of the Villager LSV, it is a basic unit designed to meet the federal laws as specified within the LSV confines. However, it is not a high selling unit and is basic in its features as compared to other LSV units.
|BODY||Front: Impact-resistant ABS Rear: ArmorFlex® with UV protective coating|
|POWER SOURCE||48-volt DC|
|HORESPOWER (KW)||5 hp (3.6 kW) rated continuous; 14 hp (10.3 kW) rated peak motor|
|SPEED||21 - 23 mph (33 – 37 kph)|
|STEERING||Self-adjusting rack and pinion|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||Independent leaf spring w/dual hydraulic shocks|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Leaf springs with dual hydraulic shocks|
|PARK BRAKE||Foot operated|
Front: Impact-resistant ABS;
Rear: ArmorFlex® with UV protective coating
48-volt DC Motor
5 hp (3.6 kW) rated continuous; 14 hp (10.3 kW) rated peak motor
21 – 23 mph (33 – 37 kph)
Self-adjusting rack and pinion
Independent leaf spring w/dual hydraulic shocks