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  • PSA: Mazda Bongo insurance
  • ormondroyd
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    …has been the one negative of our ownership so far. Because it’s 8 seater, grey import, etc etc, we’ve been paying 700-odd-quid despite double-digit years’ NCD.

    However, thanks to the nice people on Bongo Fury, I’ve found out today that Admiral are being much more accomodating now. New price for this coming year is just 230 quid, for two of us, 12k miles, business use…

    Premier Icon binners
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    Bongo Fury?! 😯

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYj5o4kQsXs[/video]

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Bongo Fury

    I’d have assumed it was a gentleman’s magazine forum.

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    It’s a shame you didn’t find Bong Fury earlier. For the 6 years we had a Bongo we only paid £300-£340 a year thanks to one of the specialists on there.
    Lifesure Group.

    In fact I’m still insured by them as they were only about £20 dearer than others for the Peugeot Partner Tepee too.

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    Bongo Fury

    Best name for a fan site / forum ever!

    ormondroyd
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    For the 6 years we had a Bongo we only paid £300-£340 a year thanks to one of the specialists on there.
    Lifesure Group.

    Oh, we tried them, but they couldn’t make it cheap for us. Insurance is like that, innit, they all want their target market and if you fall out of the profile group, it ramps up fast.

    We were with 2Gether, one of the other frequently used insurers on there.

    I suspect it’s complicated by the fact that we use it as our main (only) car, park it in a moderate risk area, and have business use cover. And that’s on top of the main complications: grey import, 8 seats.

    The camper-modified crowd always seemed to get very very cheap cover.

    Anyway, sorted now!

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    Sorry for the thread hijack, but how thirsty are Bongo’s? Compared to a, lets say, 1.9 TDI VW passat estate for instance…….

    I get about 500 miles out of a tank everyday use and about 600 miles motorway driving.

    ormondroyd
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    30mpg for a diesel, give or take. If you drive everywhere at 85mph, you’ll be nearer 20mpg

    ormondroyd
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    Being able to bung a load of this into the diesel certainly helps the cost, mind.

    dave_aber
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    30mpg? IME you’ll be doing well to get over 25.

    Maybe my right foot is a bit heavy. I’m not one for hanging about. And mine’s a converted camper, with kitchen, water, etc (and a full drinks cabinet!).

    Trying hard I think I managed about 27mpg once.

    ormondroyd
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    Current running mpg is 28.6mpg according to Fuelly. Best has been 32mpg.

    dave_aber
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    Having said that, the benefits outweigh the fuel cost, for me and the mileage I do at least.

    dave_aber
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    28.6mpg according to Fuelly

    I must stick in my refurbished injectors and check the tappets, just to see if they make a difference.

    ormondroyd
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    It falls off a cliff when you go fast though. They’re not exactly aerodynamic

    julianwilson
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    geoffj – Member

    Bongo Fury

    Best name for a fan site / forum ever!

    Shirley invented by a beefheart/zappa fan? 😀

    dave_aber
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    Apparently it was named after that very vinyl

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    *** Hopes for dual spoilers ***

    julianwilson
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    dave_aber – Member

    Apparently it was named after that very vinyl

    Excellent. Some rascal has named loads of Strava segments round our way after Zappa records. 😀

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    Mine seems to do 25mpg, loaded or unloaded, driven fast or slow.

    Admiral were cheapest by far for me last year, and this year’s renewal seems ok.

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    Hmmm, food for though, cheers fellas. Wouldn’t be an everyday car if i did get one anyway.

    Admiral here for our Bongo too. I did get it in writing that it was insured despite being modified into a camper van – I was nervous that they insisted on naming it an MPV.

    No idea what our fuel consumption is, but I’d be surprised if it’s over 30mpg. It still guzzled when driving through europe last year, where we religiously sat at 60 on any major road.

    It is absolutely ace though. Worth every penny. 😀

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