The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Anything non-technical about the Mazda Bongo Friendee van

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Diandot
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Diandot » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:43 pm

Grace's birthday is 1st Oct. First registered in 1995, UK reg'd in 2005. So She will soon be 21 !!! :D Has a few aches and pains (don't we all?) and her waterworks play up from time to time, but I try to look after her with the help of my friendly 'bongoman' Victor (ace mechanic!!)
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Stuart » Thu May 04, 2017 11:52 pm

We're new Bongo owners, and found this fascinating.
We knew our new Bongo was 1995, and the green slip says first registered 1/9/95. The Russian site says manufactured on 24/8/95. Current mileage is 158,000 km near-enough. Just under 100,000 miles. Not bad eh? Better than our 2003 Alhambra with 233,000 miles on the clock - will it last for ever??
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by herefordharry » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:54 am

Ian wrote:
Tue May 24, 2016 9:43 am
Members Alan & Joan have made a claim to have the newest V6 in the UK. We have checked, and they are correct. VIN SG5W-502121, 20 August 2002.
My tintop 2.0l is SGEW-607124. Is that the youngest Bongo?
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Re: The Oldest Bongo Still On The Road

Post by Ian » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:53 pm

Sorry Harry. Newest one we have on record in UK is SGEW-607288 which rolled off the production line on 30/11/05, a full 22 days after yours.
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