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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 18-06-2007, 22:35 Thread Starter
 
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has any member got one of these? or am i the only one?
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These are very popular imports at the moment... wouldn't mind one myself as a day van. What engine do they have and I bet they're auto arn't they??
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A friend of mine has 1. They are a 2.5 turbo diesel with autobox. Some (but not all) are also 4X4 and they are superb. You can get a kitchen off Ebay for them but you loose a set of seats and they have lots of toys inside. I drove it to Lancaster for him and it was fantastic. He had a big drive away awning on his where the dogs lived.

Recommended but they seem to be silly money at the dealers. Much better to go direct to a Jap import specialist (loads on the web) and import your own.
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hi...mine is a 2.4 auto with fulltimer 4x4 that is 4 wheel drive all the time.i could bang on about these but take a look at http://www.bongofury.co.uk/
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hi...mine is a 2.4 auto with fulltimer 4x4 that is 4 wheel drive all the time.i could bang on about these but take a look at http://www.bongofury.co.uk/
Do you tow the Bongo with the RV?
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hi jimjam.no i don't tow it
i will be taking the rv to france and leaving it there till september and commute with the bongo.
don't think you can tow a auto it would have to be on a trailer and i think would be to heavy
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I am looking at towing a day van, so we have the best of both worlds, the ones Ive looked at are probably only too heavy if they are on a trailer. On an A frame they are well under our 5000lbs limit, but we wont take this thread there!
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hi jim with it being constant 4 wheel drive you would have to disengage the drive to the wheels dont know if this is done by the prop shafts as it has four maybe a macanic can tell us
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I went through a phase of considering a Bongo and my impression was similar to Dazzer's post above. Very nice to drive and apparently the 4x4s are very good towers and I was thinking of using it to tow a decent size caravan to live in.

The cons were high fuel consumption (25/gal) and the risk of being charged twice on sites (which would make it very expensive if it's just me!)

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25/30 per gal is right also does not come underseald but apart from that wow
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