Flush with plenty of disposable retirement income, many Arizona residents are ordering big-buck, customized golf carts
. More than 50 dealers
in the Phoenix area offer tricked-out carts, and not all are just for the links. One estimate says 30 percent are used as alternative transportation. So why not equip them with GPS
, DVD, A/C, child seats and custom fiberglass bodies? One of the leading customizers is Aztec Golf
Cars. A check of their Web site
reveals in eclectic mix of luxury, sporty and even off-road styles. An interesting trend is custom cart's popularity with new families, especially in master-planned communities. One benefit to registering and driving an electric cart is the federal tax break. On the downside, the Consumer Products Safety Commission says there are 10,000 golf-car accidents each year that require a visit to the emergency room.
[Source: The Arizona Republic]