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Question Hello! Keen potential Bongo owner seeking engine advice

4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #1820 by mitchelln
mitchelln created the topic: Hello! Keen potential Bongo owner seeking engine advice

Nice to see such a great community!

I'm looking at a 2003 Bongo that has been fitted out very nicely and is in great well cared for condition. 74K on the clock. I'm really keen to start my Bongo adventures with it, but have a major worry.

My worry is the engine - it's got the 2L petrol which I hear is underpowered. I intend to use the Bongo as my daily drive which is mainly dual carriageway with one fairly steep hill.

Will the 2L cope? Are there ways to coax more power out of the engine? I don't want to be struggling uphill at 25mph with my foot to the floor every day!

One other thing if I may. Everyone recommends the 2.5L turbo diesel, but will that soon be impacted by emissions legislation? London will be effectively banning older diesels within a couple of years? In which case the petrol option might be a more attractive proposition going forward?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Last Edit: 4 years 3 months ago by mitchelln.

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