Italy - Buying a wheel

Questions, tips & observations about taking your Bongo over the water.

Moderator: g8dhe

jsforest1991
Bongonaut
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by jsforest1991 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:04 am

Hi,

Has anyone had to buy a wheel in Italy before? It's for a rear wheel drive 1996 diesel. Cracked alloy.

Local recovery service can't help

Thanks
1996 Bongo 2.5 Diesel AFT rear conversion with rear facing seat
TheLongRoad
Bongolier
Posts: 450
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 pm

Re: Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by TheLongRoad » Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:39 am

Have you considered getting a wheel sent out from UK? It will cost but could be easier in long run to get the Bongo home (assuming you’re on tour).
2002 Friendee 2.0 ltr Petrol.
jsforest1991
Bongonaut
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Re: Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by jsforest1991 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 12:12 pm

Yes thanks I have, speaking the the breakdown company about shipping
1996 Bongo 2.5 Diesel AFT rear conversion with rear facing seat
jsforest1991
Bongonaut
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Re: Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by jsforest1991 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:22 pm

Just to help anyone in the future. If you try and import to Italy, customs need an Italian resident to sign and provide their social security number to release the parcel. So you have to find a resident
1996 Bongo 2.5 Diesel AFT rear conversion with rear facing seat
Hazzobongo
Bongolier
Posts: 136
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:13 am
Location: Between Middlesborough and Sunderland

Re: Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by Hazzobongo » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:16 pm

No Mazda dealerships in Italy then?

Thanks for the heads up, our 'friends and partners' on the continent are proving beyond a doubt we were best off to leave the club, pettiness at its best.
jsforest1991
Bongonaut
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:07 pm

Re: Italy - Buying a wheel

Post by jsforest1991 » Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:02 pm

Did not try personally the dealers but the recovery service told me they tried and no one had one. So have ended up shipping from the UK.
1996 Bongo 2.5 Diesel AFT rear conversion with rear facing seat