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.
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
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!
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!)