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Mazda Bongo Friendee RF-S 1997

  • stock # 1700

4 speed automatic

29,608 Verified miles

2.5L WL-T (Turbo Diesel)


8 seater

Launched in 1995, the Mazda Bongo Friendee was created as a leisure base for the entire family and friends. These vans were personal favorites in Japan as they have the ultra reliable WL-T Turbo Diesel motor used in the B-Series trucks. This is example is an SGL5 Chassis, which features a full time 4WD system, making this an incredible choice for a camper conversion, or even a rugged daily.

Featuring front and rear climate control, electric privacy curtains, oem rainguards, electric mirrors and windows. The interior is well laid out in a hassle free mid-1990s Japanese style. The cup-holder-festooned center console is set high so that the gearlever falls easily to hand. This particular example is an 8 seater van, making this the ideal road tripping van. If your choice is to remove the rear seats, the cabin is incredibly spacious in the rear and provides ample room for a camper conversion which has been a very popular option with these unique vans over the years.

Easily one of the most unique vans we have ever imported. With a variety of features that provide different uses for it’s owner. This particular example is powered by the 2.5l WL-T Turbo Diesel engine and is mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission. The Mazda Bongo Friendee stirred the imagination of its owners and their family and is popularly spotted in auto campsites and resting facilities on highways across Japan. With only 29,608 original miles, this Turbo Diesel van is just getting warmed up.

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Number of cylinders 4
Drive layout 4WD
Type Automatic
Displacement 4 Speed
Body Van
Mileage 29608mi
Fuel type Diesel
Engine 2.5L WL-T
Transmission Automatic
Drive 4WD
Exterior Color 2 Tone Color Code 14F
Interior Color Gray