Written on: 23/12/2010
The Mazda Bongo Friendee !
Owned for 4 years done 100,000 km, only regular maintenance, no breakdowns, no problems with electrics, auto is great, best 4 speed I've driven, the 2.5 TD engine is a torquey workhorse, some describe it as weezy and noisy, but if you look at the sound deadening in the van, there is a lot of room for improvement! Once proper sound deadening it put it strategically, its way more refined!
Lots of verstility for seating, particularly as the front seats also fold flat, unlike most other vans.
Get positive comments all the time when down at the beach, and I converted mine myself, with Fridge, hotshower, cooker and lots of storage. Under bonnet there is room for a second house battery, and is easily hooked up. The AFT 'auto free top' is solid, you can stand on it! Has insect mesh and waterproof sides. Has factory mounts for roof racks. electric blinds are standard, and factory 'privacy glass' was an option on these vans.
Handling isn't reat due to the high heavy top, and it does go through sway bar links, but it's a fair tradeoff.
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