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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 11:27 Thread Starter
 
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Has anyone had or know anyone that has had a dealings with a Mazda Bongo campervans , we have been looking at these vehicles on the internet , they look quite versatile and could be our answer to running two vehicles, there seems to be a couple of companies dealing with the imports and conversions , we have sent for some info on them but would like to hear from someone that has owned one...cheers
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Hi,

I also looked at Bongo / Freda conversions before getting a VW Westfalia California.

The converted Bongos are cheaper but significantly shorter and narrower. This reduces the interior space especially bed width. The front seats can't swivel. Fuel consumption is an issue with Bongos struggling to get 30 mpg which is poor economy for a small diesel van - the VW can achieve 40 mpg.

Bongo owners are fanatical about how superior the Bongo is to a VW so clearly you need to take into account their point of view as well. Anyhow, if you want to find out more I suggest you visit their forum: http://www.bongofury.co.uk/

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I had a converted Bongo for a while. Fantastic vehicle, loved it, really comfortable, brilliant on long journeys and returned about 30 mpg.

Problem I had was it was too small to sleep in, be alright if me and the wife were young and I was still about 10 stone. We decided to get something bigger.

Will concur with speedylux, if you need any info go to BongoFury. Very good website.

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We had a look at several models at a Bongo dealer in Poole between our old T2 Westfalia "Bluebell" and the current VW Caravelle. It wasn't a patch on the space and quality of fittings of the VW and when we asked the bloke where do you put clothes, he said most people pack a suitcase!
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Re: Bongo

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Originally Posted by jonnyro
Has anyone had or know anyone that has had a dealings with a Mazda Bongo campervans
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