Ling’s Mercedes Vito Van environment info change

Checking against the values I publish for the Mercedes Vito Van 1.6 CDi 16v (114bhp) 111 Compact Van 1598cc Diesel Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

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If showroom-based car dealers fail to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, it renders them liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. This is why dealers miraculously acheive these “minimum standards” – under threat of a �5,000 fine!

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 183g/km for the Mercedes Vito Van Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Mercedes Vito Van 1.6 CDi 16v (114bhp) 111 Compact Van 1598cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £173.77 inc VAT per month with 9 months initial payment, followed by 11 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes Vito Van includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £173.77 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

Mercedes Vito Van

Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

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Wow, this website has everything! Nce to see such an informative website lightened up with a great sense of humour. You’re the best, Ling!
Laura Freeman, Sheffield, S12 2FR
laura-freeman_@blueyonder.co.uk

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Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

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Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Graham Moorhouse in Corby

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Graham Moorhouse in Corby. Bloody cat!

Graham says…
CarHi Ling,

I am pleased to report that the car arrived safely at 2:30pm. Everything is perfect and my wife is over the moon. Thank you very much for for your care and attention throughout the deal. I am now laughing all the way to my bank for the next two years.

Graham Moorhouse
Corby
NN18 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: Hehehe, I am laughing all the way to the bank, but for only 2 minutes, my commission payment is so low!! Really happy that you are happy, too. Your wife should be over the damn moon, Fabia is very nice car and this one was SOOOOO cheap! – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Mazda 6 Estate

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Mazda 6 Estate Diesel 2.2 d SE-L Nav+ 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 2191cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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Many large organisations such as CD Bramall, Perrys, Lombard, Lex, Pendragon, Network, BMW Finance, Citroen Finance, and Renault UK and many other suppliers queue up to make their cars available to me at LINGsCARS.com because they know they will benefit from a supply of ready and waiting quality customers, fast sales and efficient communications.

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I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 119g/km for the Mazda 6 Estate Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Mazda 6 Estate 2.2 d SE-L Nav+ 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 2191cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £302.20 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

MazdaThis price on my Mazda 6 Estate includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £302.20 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Mazda 6 Estate

Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economics Service, produced the UK Government Environmental Report on the Economics of Climate Change. I was so pleased to win an Environmental Award in 2008, myself. I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure. It is probably the case that my customers have the smallest environmental footprints of any new car customers in the UK!

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Try to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites.

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Love this place, found what I have been looking for all my life. Thank you for making me so happy.
Edel McKenna, Co Derry, BT46 5LE
edel_mckenna_@hotmail.com

The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

Renault Clio Lease delivered to Paul Rowden in Milton Keynes

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Paul Rowden in Milton Keynes. Bloody cat!

Paul says…
CarBest website ever!

It’s laid out in price order, the prices for higher mileages are available at the touch of a button. Loads of useful info.

Ordering my new Renault Clio was very straightforward, no up front deposit or document fee, just an initial payment cheque (that didn’t get cashed for over 2-weeks). All our emails were responded to very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend. The only problem was an out of date misleading warranty form (from Renault themselves) – otherwise excellent.

Paul Rowden
Milton Keynes
MK8 ***

Renault ClioEditor Note: Paul, yes, the supplier admitted the Renault form was out of date, sorry about that. It is strange that different suppliers use different forms, this one is now changing their forms. Still, we sorted that out and you were a happy chappy 🙂 Enjoy the cheap Clio!!! Thanks for being so pleasant and easy to deal with, this was a breeze! Your company is run wholly by technical staff with no high pressure sales team. CSR Digital can answer any questions about copiers and will install and provide customer training. Networked copiers are supplied with all relevant software and if required, technicians can set up network printing and scanning. You provide service and repairs in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire. You service & repair Ricoh, Gestetner, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Infotec, Lanier, Savin, Olivetti & Canon. Your customers range from household names to one man businesses. I would recommend you based on the efficiency and how nice you were to deal with when you were getting your new Clio. – Ling

Green info has changed on the Fiat 500 Convertible

I am Ling and my Fiat 500 Convertible 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Convertible 2dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

At the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a “balloon” payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure that 99% of UK franchised car dealers refuse to go beyond (and hide behind, IMHO). So, I make sure that at-a-glance CO2, fuel economy and the coloured “greeness indicator bars” are displayed clearly on my homepage car listings for easy comparison purposes.

Having got all the info for the Fiat 500 Convertible Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 110g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Fiat 500 Convertible 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Convertible 2dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £196.97 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 Convertible includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £196.97 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says…

Fiat 500 Convertible

Great site, very good offers and the legal stuff is very funny.
Mike Marsh, Redditch, B98 9HZ
mikemarshreddirec_@btinternet.com

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Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Mazda 2 Lease delivered to James Flint in Cannock

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1524 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from James Flint

James says…
carLing is very competitive and provides an excellent user friendly service. Every stage of the contract hire process is supported and you know exactly what is happening throughout. I will certainly be using LINGsCARS when this contract expires in 3 years time. Dealer Service ‒ Average ‒ My Mazda 2 arrived later than expected, no basic instruction on things like petrol release! Very quick turn around.

James Flint
Cannock
WS12 ***

Mazda 2Editor Note: Whoa, I have given this supplier a kick, Jim. They should deliver cars properly, even though they will assume you know where the petrol release is. Glad you liked my process, it works pretty well, huh? See you in 3 years for a replacement car, hopefully 🙂 – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Hyundai Ioniq

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 16v (141bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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Local franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997. So I have some idea what I am talking about, here. How many other people in the UK motor industry can say that?

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Automatic is now 79g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 16v (141bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Hybrid Automatic gearbox is only £258.00 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai Ioniq includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £258.00 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economics Service, produced the UK Government Environmental Report on the Economics of Climate Change. I was so pleased to win an Environmental Award in 2008, myself. I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure. It is probably the case that my customers have the smallest environmental footprints of any new car customers in the UK!

Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

I think this is a fab website.
Kate Howell, Swansea, SA1 6JN
katevhowell_@ecologyfund.net

In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to John Kemp in Leicester

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like John Kemp. I delivered this Honda Civic to Leicester then I got this very nice letter back…

John says…
carLing, only too happy to write a few words.

After some weeks of getting quotes from lease companies, I came across your wacky website. I thought I would give it a go. Well – from start to finish it has been the most efficient and at times entertaining way of leasing a car. Using the LINGO worked very well, within 5 weeks I had a brand new Honda Civic sitting on my drive.

Excellent delivery, on time, car looks good, delivered by a nice bloke.

John Kemp
Leicester
LE3 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Another Honda Civic bites the dust! I like selling these, John, because they keep the factory people in Swindon in jobs. You are a senior cleansing officer for the council in Leicester, so I am sure your Civic will stay nice and clen, hahaha. Thanks for being such a charmer to deal with! Glad you like wacky website and LINGO, for people reading, that is my back-end customer communication tool. It inserts chip under skin and irritates you by vibrating when new message arrives. Simple 🙂 – Ling

Skoda Octavia Estate Lease delivered to David Foster in Consett

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Gotta laugh at some of these letters! It’s amazing how much time some customers put into writing them. Often it can take me up to 10 seconds to read them. Just like this letter from David Foster that I got a while ago:

David says…
CarLing,

Thank you so much for arranging this contract hire for me. This is the first time I’ve gone down this route (as far as cars are concerned) and to me, it makes nothing but absolute
financial sense. I don’t know why more people don’t use this method when it comes to
running a new car.

I know I gave you something of a headache with the specifications of the Octavia VRS Estate I wanted (which I know are like hen’s teeth to find). When the dealer’s low-loader
delivered the exact car I had asked for (and I mean in every single detail) I was speechless.

Sadly we have come to expect substandard service in this (“couldn’t give a damn”)
country. Crap customer service has become the norm. Your level of service, expertise and
professionalism stands out like beacon against every other comparable company in your field and I personally would go no further than Ling’s Cars in the future.

I’m more than happy to recommend you to any sensible person who is looking to run a new car at almost half the cost of buying.

David Foster
Consett
DH8 ***

Skoda Octavia EstateEditor Note: Well, my God, what a letter! David, hehehe, if every customer wrote a letter like this I would be very pleased! Also, you are only 20 miles from me, so maybe I see you around in your fast Skoda VRS. I look forward to helping you again with another car… but what a standard I have to live up to, eh? – Ling

Green info has changed on the Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pick-up

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pick-up Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Diesel Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Personal Contract Hire is exactly the same as contract hire for businesses. This is the beauty of getting a car like this, as you benefit from FLEET BONUSES! However, VAT makes a difference. Businesses get the rentals shown ex-VAT (they can often reclaim half of it), whereas private purchasers have it included in the rentals.

Mercedes-Benz told me “Mercedes-Benz dealerships have a limited amount of space available in which to advertise. However, all of the dealership’s websites do include a link to the main site Mercedes-Benz.com where anyone in the world with an interest in obtaining specific environmental information about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can easily find it. Environmental information is also available in brochures that can be obtained at any dealership.” Well, perhaps Head Office at Mercedes-Benz restricts the amount of web space available to each dealer? It’s amazing that they use “space” as an argument for not displaying this info online on each dealer’s site. Web-space is virtually unlimited! A customer should not need to go to World Headquaters to find it (and even then it is not comparative)!

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 228g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pick-up Double Cab DI-D 178 Barbarian 4WD Diesel Manual gearbox is only £318.18 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

MitsubishiThis price on my Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab Pick-up includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £318.18 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

Wow, this website has everything! Nce to see such an informative website lightened up with a great sense of humour. You’re the best, Ling!
Laura Freeman, Sheffield, S12 2FR
laura-freeman_@blueyonder.co.uk

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EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

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