Welcome to Bongo Fury

Office Closed

We have gone to the Bongo Bash and the office will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 13th June and will not reopen until Tuesday 25th. No orders, membership applications, renewals or queries can be processed until we return.

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What is a Mazda Bongo?

Other than the badge, there is no difference between a Mazda Bongo Friendee and a Ford Freda. (Mazda and Ford are the same company in Japan). We will refer to them as Bongos here.

Bongos were manufactured for the Japanese domestic market between 1995 and 2006. Those that are exported to the UK are classified as unofficial or “grey” imports. Over the years a strong support network for spares and insurance has developed.

In Japan, they were sold as 8-seater weekend vehicles. Once here in the UK many of them get converted in to campervans, with kitchen units etc. But many are still kept as 8 seater MPVs. See here for more details….

Visit mazdabongo.com for all your specialist Bongo parts

Is it a toy? Or is it real?

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For Sale: Latest Addition

17/06/24: From micro eco Campers to larger HI-ace vans we have the largest stock of physical high grade and provenance imports in the UK. Over 150-200 here now on 3 sites. Largest HEADROOM roofs and the widest 48 inch beds to fit Alphard, Elgrand, Hi ace, and 47 inches wide in the mighty Bongo. Coupled with our NEW production facility we can now offer the fastest times ever from order to road. Twin factories now open , even into night shifts!

SMART intelligent charge systems, SOLAR panels, ECO power hubs, all now available for that TRUE OFF GRID EXPERIENCE.

Off grid LPG filling tanks have now made LPG even cheaper, way cheaper than forecourts, many CAMPSITES now have metered tanks. We offer the very best LPG systems with special own mapping for the imports we provide. DUAL FUEL petrol and LPG tanks are a formidable combination and can help greatly in many Clean Air Zones.

Please call 01386 792946 or 07729386968 , or visit www.jalimports.co.uk and ask for latest stock list under contact email.

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Choices

You have a choice of an elevating roof (“Auto Free Top”) or a flat-top. There are also factory fitted roofs made here in the UK. There are diesel Bongos (2 or 4 wheel drive), or 2 wheel drive petrol versions (2.5 litre V6 or 2 litre 4 cylinder). Front & rear air conditioning is standard on all vehicles. Most (but not all) have electrically operated internal blinds and external mirrors. There is an auto-close system on the sliding door.

The engine is situated mid-vehicle, so neither the driver or passenger seats will swivel, although after-market swivel seats are available. In a standard configuration, there is a 3-person bench seat in the middle of the van, and a further 3 person bench seat at the rear. This rear bench is either on a sliding rail, or will split in two and will swivel up to hook on to the side of the van.

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The Bongoland Shop

The online Bongoland Shop stocks most parts and accessories for your Bongo. If you don’t want to order online, that’s fine, just give the office a ring on 0114-2550836. We are open 0930 to 1500 Monday to Thursday.

If you want to order stuff online then you will be asked to create a Bongoland Shop account. You should not use your log in details for the members area of the main website. Club members receive a 12.5% discount by using the current Coupon Code.

About the Club

Founded in 2003, for a ridiculously small fee, members

  • receive a quarterly newsletter,
  • can access the members only area of this site (including a parts database, factsheets on a wide variety of topics, and members “top tips”),
  • receive regular e-mail updates,
  • get subsidised weekends away
  • find out about the “secret sign”
  • get discounted insurance & parts; and (most importantly)
  • a “Bongo Fury” sticker for your van.

When you join you will receive a new members pack in the post.

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