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1.8L Mazda Bongo Information

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Reticent Sage, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Reticent Sage

    Reticent Sage New Member

    Hello All,

    Looking at importing another Japanese Truck but going full-size this time. Has anyone ever had any experience with the Mazda Bongo Brawny. The age range I am looking at right now is 1989-1995 and I was looking at ones with the 1.8L gas engine. Does anyone have any info on reliability and top vehicle speed for this pickup. Thanks Greatly
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  2. Bongo_Bongo

    Bongo_Bongo New Member

    Greetings Reticent Sage. I have a 2002 Mazda Bongo, 1.8L gas engine, 80ish Hp. Not physically as big as the Brawny model but suits my needs. I have had my truck now for a year and a bit and it has given me no problems at all. I just replaced the drivers side ball joint this year that is all. I have had this truck through some -40C and it started fine, plugged in of course. I have had my truck up to 120kph without sensing much strain, I felt pretty sure it could climb to 130kph but had no reason to push it. I do feel the 80ish HP on hills as it can easily drop 10-15kph, just something that I must accept with a hot rod like this. I currently have it booked in to be completely bed-lined this July, I am looking to change the colour to army/khaki green. The only thing I wish I had done differently was hold out for a unit with AC, oh well...next time!:D
    Last edited: May 21, 2020

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