2003 Club Car Specificationsby Brooke Ashley
In 2003, Club Car Inc. offered two models of recreational use golf carts. The battery-powered electric model and gasoline-powered model both featured aluminum framing to prevent rust, as well as canopy tops and ample seating for two passengers. Aftermarket buyers often find specialized features such as the addition of rear seats and exterior color modifications.
The battery-charged 2003 Club Car operated on 48 volts and 17 amps of electric power. This model featured 3.1 or 3.2 maximum horsepower at 2,400 rpm. The gasoline-powered model included a factory installed Kawasaki four-cycle, single-cylinder engine. Maximum horsepower of nine could be reached and the fuel capacity was 7 gallons. Both models featured self-adjusting rear drum brakes and leaf springs with dual hydraulic shocks.
The electric 2003 model featured a low battery light indicator and gauge, whereas the gasoline model featured a low fuel indicator. Interior color was factory installed beige vinyl. Interior features included cup holders, covered protection from the elements and ample leg room. The steering wheel featured helical rack-and-pinion construction.
The aluminum, ladder-style framing of the 2003 Club Car Models ensured rust prevention. Exterior features included premium thread tires, a fold-down windshield, headlights and taillights and a molded-on exterior finish. Exterior finishes included beige or beige with green trim. Length of both models was 91.5 inches, height was 68.5 inches and width was 47.25 inches. Space located in the rear of the golf cart allowed owners to safely store their golf bags and other possessions.
The 2003 Club Car Models were recalled in 2005 because of faulty accelerator pedals. Replacement pedals were offered and installed free of charge at authorized Club Car dealerships to remedy this issue.
Club Cars originally were listed for more than $7,000 in 2003. Today, 2003 models in excellent condition are priced used from $2,000 to $3,000. These models are often refurbished or modified with features to enhance performance and comfort.
A copywriter and publicist, Brooke Ashley has been writing professionally since 1998. Her poetic work has been published in "Maverick Magazine" and her Web content is featured on Autogeek.net. Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the State University of New York at New Paltz.