Mazda Bongo from the Allan, Plymouth
|This model was made for the Japanese market, and is very populer in the UK, where it is imported as 'grey' import.
The commonly available 4 speed automatic 2.5 diesel engine is quiet and has plenty of power. Petrol engines are unusual but a V6 is preferrable to the underpowered 2.0. The manual gearbox model is hard to find. Both the rear 2 wheel drive and fulltime 4 wheel drive have power steering with adjustable steering wheel height...
|The Mazda 929 (also sold as the Efini MS-9) is a full-size luxury car. Sold for three decades, the 929 sometimes shared its chassis with the rotary Mazda Luce. The replacement is named Mazda Mazda9.
The first Mazda 929 was introduced in 1973 to replace the piston-powered Mazda Luce, which had become the rotary RX-4. It was a large (for Japan) coupe, sedan, and station wagon powered by a 1.8 L (1769 cc) inline 4 Mazda 1800 engine. Output was 83 hp (61 kW) and 101 N·m (137 N·m).
The Luce was updated in 1975 with an optional 2.0 L (1970 cc) engine which produced 103 hp (76 kW) and 123 N·m (167 N·m) from a 2 barrel carburetor. Another option was the 13B rotary engine, producing 127 hp (93 kW) and 138 N·m (188 N·m). A more efficient 2.0 L I4, producing 90 hp (66 kW) with a single-barrel carb, was added in 1977. The final addition was a 2.2 L Diesel engine for 1980. Its output was 66 hp (49 kW) and 104 N·m (142 N·m). The 929 was replaced after 1979 by the next generation Luce/929.