Garia Golf Cart Review
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 Golf was designed for, you guessed it: Golf. It is not your standard golf cart however. With a slew of extra features, the Garia Golf includes an integrated cooler with additional storage options. For 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. 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.
Of note is to highlight that the Garia Golf is using an auto brake which means it will set automatically. There is no need for setting the brake every time you stop. It uses an electro magnetic parking brake to hold the vehicle in place.
If features isn’t enough for you, then the sleek design and thoughtfully 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 roof drains water through a simple roof drain to avoid getting you wet.
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.
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 Golf will perform, but not leaps and bound over other manufacturers in this space. On the other hand, it does include the option to upgrade to 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, however you have to be the one to decide if you think the value is worth the price.
- Sleek and Unique Design
- Many Standard Features
- Quality Components
- Auto Locking Parking Brake
- Optional Lithium Battery Upgrade
- Parts Sourcing can be difficult
- High Price Tag
- Limited Performance Package
- Max Speed: 19 MPH
|STANDARD COLOR||White, Cream, Red, Topaz Light, Graphite Grey, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue, Black, Green Agave, Rose Sands, Blue Mirage|
|POWER SOURCE||High efficient 3-phase AC motor.|
|HORESPOWER (KW)||Output rating: 3 kW (4 Hp). Peak power: 11 kW (15 Hp).|
|BATTERY||Lead Acid (Lithium Optional)|
|SPEED CONTROLLER||Curtis 275 amp|
|SEATING CAPACITY||up to 4-Person|
|VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY||770 lbs/350 kg|
|SPEED||Max forward speed: 24-30 km/h /15-19 mph. Max reverse speed: 11 km/h /6 mph.|
|STEERING||Rack and pinion|
|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.|
|SERVICE BRAKE||Hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums at the rear.|
|PARKING BRAKE||Automatically engaged electromagnetic parking brake|
White, Cream, Red, Topaz Light, Graphite Grey, Emerald Green, Sapphire Blue, Black, Green Agave, Rose Sands, Blue Mirage
High efficient 3-phase AC motor.
Output rating: 3 kW (4 Hp). Peak power: 11 kW (15 Hp).
Lead Acid (Lithium Optional)
Curtis 275 amp
up to 4-Person
VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY
770 lbs/350 kg
Max forward speed: 24-30 km/h /15-19 mph. Max reverse speed: 11 km/h /6 mph.
Rack and pinion
Double wishbone suspension made from aluminum with automotive ball joints and coilovers.
Live rear axle mounted with trailing links, Panhard rod and coilovers.
Hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums at the rear.
Automatically engaged electromagnetic parking brake