41. Comfortable, contoured seat back - The
cushion is made of supple foam bonded to a seamless, durable,
fabric-backed cover. The seat back is one contoured piece, and
the contours are designed to support the occupants and promote
good posture. This is the most comfortable seat in the industry,
and that's all there is to it.
42. Yamaha built motor control unit - If
we're going to be the only manufacturer building our own motor
control unit, then we figured we might as well make ours the
most advanced in the industry. It communicates with the battery
charger - also Yamaha built - and with the Yamaha Genius2
diagnostic and programming system. Its rollaway protection slows
it down and lets you know if the brake isn't properly engaged,
it ensures smooth starts to avoid turf damage, and its solid
state electronics include a microprocessor with high-efficiency
switching. Golf cars don't come any smarter!
43. Most responsible turning radius - We
trimmed 50 centimeters off our turning radius. It's not the
tightest turning radius in the industry, but we think it's the
most responsible one. It's calculated to perform geometrically
optimal tight turns that won't damage your turf.
44. Easy to clean cup holders - You know
that really gross stuff that collects in the bottom of cup
holders? We don't have that! Our cup holders are built with
drain holes that keep liquids and debris from accumulating. And
they're removable, so cleaning them is a snap.
45. Improved ground clearance - That awful
grinding sound under the car is the skid plate striking a high
spot. It's heard less often with The Drive, because we improved
our ground clearance by 12% to ride right over the rough areas.
That's one reason we don't need a skid plate.
46. Most reliable warranty in the industry -
The Drive comes with a limited 3-year warranty. The Trojan
batteries come with the industry's best battery warranty, a
limited 4-year or 1,000 round warranty. And if anything should
go wrong - hey, you're dealing with Yamaha. We're going to make
47. Largest contoured seat in the industry -
Deep, supportive contours are intended to help hold
occupants in place while the car is moving. Designed to
accommodate occupants of all different heights and sizes, it's
made of pure, supple foam bonded to a seamless, fabric backed
vinyl cover, and the polypropylene seat base is strengthened
with plated steel inserts. Won't sag or warp, stands up to
repeated pressure washings, and remains the most comfortable
seat in the business, despite daily abuse.
48. Easy to maintain in-line battery layout -
By arranging the batteries in a straight line, we simplified
the wiring and connections, we reduced the number of hold-downs,
and we made watering and maintenance easier. Such a simple
thing. Why hasn't anybody else thought of it?
49. Yamaha built 357F gasoline engine - the
largest in the industry - We're the only golf car
manufacturer building its own engines. And this one is a beauty:
at 357 cc's, producing 11.4 horsepower, it's the industry's
largest and most powerful, providing 27% more hill climbing
power than Club Car. And yet it's quiet and refined, virtually
vibration free, with low emissions.
50. Large comfortable armrest - Exactly how
important is an armrest? Depends on whether it's done right.
Ours is strong, made of steel reinforced, glass-filled
polypropylene. It's larger and wider than previous models, but
it doesn't interfere with entry or exit. It's substantial enough
to provide comfort and security for the occupants - and if
that's not important, what is?