I’m in the same boat. I’ve been riding and racing motocross the last few years but this year I just hit the ground too much and was over it. I grew up racing karts racing briggs classes in the wka gold cup series and wanted to get back into it. I did some research and the briggs is dead in the northeast so my only choice is tag or shifter. I was able to get hooked up with a local compkart dealer and he let me test ride his x30. Wow I was blown away how fast these things were. I was sold on it right away. I picked up a new motor off here and ordered a leftover 2017. See if you can get someone to let you try a demo. Spending 7-8k on a kart that you have no idea what it’s like to drive can be a little scary.