The Ultimate Guide to LSV Golf Carts for Sale: Everything You Need to Know

The Ultimate Guide to LSV Golf Carts for Sale: Everything You Need to Know

The Ultimate Guide to Street Legal LSV Golf Carts for Sale

Hey there, leisure enthusiasts. Ever heard of LSV golf carts? They're not just your regular golf carts; they're a game-changer in the world of luxury and convenience in your neighborhood. Let's dive into why these LSV carts are gaining traction faster than a pro golfer's swing!

Brief Overview of What LSV Golf Carts Are

LSV stands for Low-Speed Vehicle. Unlike traditional golf carts, LSVs are street-legal and come with a plethora of features that make them versatile, luxurious, and environmentally friendly.

What is an LSV Golf Cart?

An LSV Golf Cart is a Low-Speed Vehicle designed to be more than just a golf cart. It's equipped with safety features like seat belts, rear-view mirrors, turn signals, a VIN number, and DOT approved windshield.

Key Features

  • Street-legal
  • Safety measures
  • Versatility

What is a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin?

An MCO, for short, is the document from the manufacturer of your LSV that indicates the components it has, the safety features, as well as the VIN number that it was assigned in production. The certificate of origin is then signed by the dealer or retailer of the cart when it is sold to you as the customer. This document is what you will need in order to register your LSV with the DMV. 

There are more and more communities requiring LSVs on their roads in the last few years. It's always important to check with your HOA and other local governing bodies to confirm what the current rules are. Ultimately the MCO is no problem to obtain if the cart you purchase is in fact an LSV and not just a standard golf cart.

Why Choose an LSV Golf Cart?

Environmental Benefits

LSVs are often electric golf carts, reducing your carbon footprint.

Insight: According to our data, environmental benefits are a major selling point for consumers.


From grocery store parking lots to restaurant districts and neighborhoods, these carts are multi-functional.

Luxury Features

Think LED lights, 10" multimedia screens with Apple Carplay, plush seats, and even built-in coolers.

Before you jump into our collection of LSV golf carts, you should know the legalities.

License To Drive 

Yes, you need one. Young people without drivers licenses driving LSV on roads are something of an issue in many communities. Be smart and be safe! 

Speed Limits

Generally, 25 mph max. Some states allow for higher speeds.


Mandatory. No shortcuts here if you plan to register as an LSV. However you shouldn't expect to spend a great deal on an annual basis with your insurance company. Usually in the range of $75-$200 / year. 

Top Brands to Consider

When it comes to brands, not all are created equal. Here's a quick rundown:


Notable Models

Club Car

Onward, Villager


Freedom TXT, Express S4


Drive2 PTV, Concierge 6


Insight: Club Car leads in market share of the "Big 3" brands. These brands are considered to have the longest track record of dependability for traditional golf carts with spare parts available. 


Customization Options

Want to make your LSV cart unique? Consider these:

  • Paint and Body: Go wild or stay classy.
  • Wheels and Tires: From rugged to sleek.
  • Interior Upgrades: Think seat design and tech.
  • Lights & Sound: App controlled soundbars and LED lighting kits.

Interested in making your own choices for all of the above?There aren't many places where you can have a lithium electric golf cart custom built from the ground up, but you can do it here with us! 

Here's a Fully-Loaded 6-Seater LSV Golf Cart Pricing Comparison

Below we've taken a look at some of the offerings for 6 seater golf carts from the Big 3 brands as well as our unbranded LSVs. 

Brand Notable 6-Seater Models Base Price Fully-Loaded Price Added Features

Club Car

Villager 6

$14,000 - $16,000

$20,000 - $22,000

LED Lights, GPS, Leather Seats


Express S6

$13,000 - $15,000

$18,000 - $20,000

Custom Paint, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth Speakers


Concierge 6

$12,500 - $14,500

$17,500 - $19,500

Weather Enclosure, Upgraded Tires, Beverage Cooler


Factory Direct



10" Screen with Backup Camera & Apple Carplay, Lithium Battery, Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth, EXOXGEAR soundbar, Custom Paint, Roof, And Seats



These fully-loaded prices include a range of luxury and convenience features that take your LSV golf cart experience to the next level. If you're looking for the ultimate in luxury combined with quality at an excellent price, check out our very own 6-seater golf cart with LED lights and Lithium Electric power.


Financing Your LSV Golf Cart

Leasing vs. Buying

Leasing is popular due to lower upfront costs.

Where to Find Financing

Banks, dealers, and sometimes, the brand itself.


Maintenance and Repairs

Keep your LSV in tip-top shape. Standard lead-acid batteries are known to cause problems. Yes they are cheaper, but they require routine maintenance and water replenishment. Customers often think they will keep up with what's required, but it doesn't end up happening :) Common issues include battery replacement as their life expectancy is also half that of lithium, so consider models like our 72V Lithium Electric LSV with long-lasting lithium ion battery. We offer 5 years on the warranty and lithium batteries have a full lifespan expectation of 10 years.  


DIY vs. Professional Service

Know your limits. Some things are better left to pros. These days many dealers and Redditors for that matter, will tell you to stick with the "Big 3" brands. This isn't exactly bad advice. That being said, if you've spent any time researching the market you'll notice so many more brands like Tomberlin, Bintelli, Garia, Madjax, and Evolution. 

With the introduction of dependable lithium batteries to the market, most of the issues you might come across will be mechanical. These days there are many service providers including mobile golf cart mechanics that will work on a variety of brands. This trend will only increase with time. Always ask yourself what someone is interested in selling you, including here!  The point is to educate yourself on the options in the market rather than adopting just one point of view. 


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I drive an LSV on the road? Yes, if it meets legal requirements.
  • How fast do LSV golf carts go? Usually up to 25 mph.
  • What is the average price for an LSV? It varies, but luxury models can go upwards of $30,000! 


LSV golf carts are more than just a fad; they're a lifestyle. Whether you're a golf course owner or an environmentally conscious consumer, there's an LSV cart waiting to change the way you move. By following this guide, you're now equipped to make an informed decision. Happy carting!


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