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Subject Topic: Bongoholics Anonymous Post Reply Post New Topic
29/6/2007 at 9:12pm
 Location: Grange over Sands Cumbria
 Outfit: Ford Freda (Mazda Bongo)
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Hello....my names Harry and I'm a Bongoholic

Well actually I've got a ford freda..but that's near enough.

Any more bongoholics on this message board?

 H



29/6/2007 at 9:42pm
 Location: derbyshire
 Outfit: Eldis Wisp 510 6
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Hi Harry

 

I ama Bongo owner   1996 white aft.......

 

We intend towing our elddis wisp with ours..

 

Not had the Bongo long but lurveeeeeeeeee it

Have you taken a look at bongofury.co.uk great site for technical stuff re the bongo..

 

Hils



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29/6/2007 at 9:52pm
 Location: Grange over Sands Cumbria
 Outfit: Ford Freda (Mazda Bongo)
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Hi hils

I have a silver freda bongolow.

You'll also fnd me on the bongofury forum under the name........Harry

Had 'Our Freda' since Sept 05...clocked over 120,000km since I got her..fantastic vehicle.



29/6/2007 at 9:56pm
 Location: Staffordshire
 Outfit: Khyam XL Classic
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Been thinking of getting a bongo what are the service and part cost like? what is the mpg

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29/6/2007 at 10:23pm
 Location: Grange over Sands Cumbria
 Outfit: Ford Freda (Mazda Bongo)
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Servicing is no problem...lots of bongo friendly garages around the uk.

Parts don't seem to be a problem...more and more available at sensible prices.

MPG...2.5 Turbo diesel about 26 to 30 depending on how you drive....

They are a fantastic and versatile vehicle...certainly the best I've ever owned and I've been driving for 40+ years.

If you havn't already log on to www.bongofury.co.uk  the owner's club website

cheers

 

H



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03/10/2007 at 10:32pm
 Location: Derbyshire Hills
 Outfit: Bongo
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We're Bongo Crazy 2.

 



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06/10/2007 at 1:17pm
 Location: Worcestershire
 Outfit: Robens Klondike
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Also addicted to our bongo, it's a great vehicle to drive. The only problem is parking as you have to scan car parks for another one to park next to if at all possible!


06/10/2007 at 1:21pm
 Location: West Yorkshire
 Outfit:  Kyham Freelander and Kairos 400
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I am currently looking out for a Bongo, my hubby needs convincing away from VW's, may be I can buy a pre loved one.

We sold our VW Clubman because it was a manual gearbox and I have a license to drive Auto's only.

Any advice gratefully accepted!


28/10/2007 at 9:57am
 Location: None Entered
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I have a Freda now - hooray.


03/4/2008 at 7:58pm
 Location: Westbury
 Outfit: Quechua Khyam Rigipod Excelsior
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Have Just bought a bongo and I absolutly love it! wouldn't want to drive anything else! would highly reccomend it to anyone thinking of buying one youn wont regret it and will soon be hooked liked me

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03/4/2008 at 9:14pm
 Location: crewe
 Outfit: Elddis Xplore 302 and Nissan Campervan
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When looking to re-enter motorhoming after our kids had grown up, we test drove a turbo diesel automatic Bongo. It was fabulous! Smooth power and lovely to drive with nicley balanced steering. We loved it! We would have bought one but a little bit of good fortune enabled us to go a little bigger ( we bought a Trigano Tribute) but otherwise Bongos are a great piece of quite sophisticated kit.


03/4/2008 at 9:18pm
 Location: crewe
 Outfit: Elddis Xplore 302 and Nissan Campervan
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Forgot to say ( Another darned senior moment.........) We get 32 mpg on a good run on our 2.3 JTD Ducato. Wonder how that compares with other "van" conversions ,coachbuilts etc?


18/4/2008 at 4:02pm
 Location: None Entered
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I'm here


28/4/2008 at 11:22pm
 Location: newcastle-u-lyme
 Outfit: swift capri motorhome harley davidson
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  wheres bongoman, he is the one you want,



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29/4/2008 at 6:28pm
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I believe the Bongos average mid twenties, they are not known for good fuel economy.

Ali



30/4/2008 at 9:08pm
 Location: oxfordshire
 Outfit: Mazda Bongo + CI riviera motorhome
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I purchased a bongo ford freda auto top automatic 4 wheel drive, 3 weeks ago and have just returned from scotland on holiday with it. I done 1300 miles averaging approx 31 mpg and she drives like a dream. Despite my wifes concern about comfort(We are accustomed to a large motorhome) we both enjoyed the experience very much and were not saddled with towing a car or scooter to get around. Totally addicted and already spent a fortune on annex and extra comfort accesorries. Highly recommended as the easy traveller that can still be used as a car, And What a car!.

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