Green info has changed on the Kia Sportage Estate

Looking at my records, the Kia Sportage Estate 1.6 GDi ISG Edition 25 16v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Kia to this update!

Kia Sportage Estate

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

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

My Kia Sportage Estate 1.6 GDi ISG Edition 25 16v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £267.47 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!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Sportage 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! £267.47 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.

Environment

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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Cold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.

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This comment is great:

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I’ve never laughed so much visiting a website as much as I have with this one. Thanks a lot. You have already filled my day with happiness reading this site.
Lisa Heslam, Washington, NE37 2LF
lishes68_@aol.com

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The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Ian Bealey in Plymouth

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I am amazed the Post Office needs to be privatised, the amount that my customers spend sending me letters about their new cars. Here, Ian Bealey explains how they are getting on with their Nissan Qashqai

Ian says…
CarHaving never leased before, I had my reservations. Ling made the leasing of my new Nissan Qashqai a joyful hassle free experience. I would definitely recommended Ling to all who wish to lease. A hardworking truly professional lady. Thanks Ling, I’ll be back and the rest of my family. Delivery was excellent, by a very caring, professional company.

Ian Bealey
Plymouth
PL6 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Ian, well… again I find it difficult to know what to say, your letter is so kind. Thanks for completing every bit of paperwork so efficiently! I have never been to Plymouth, maybe I should visit if all the people there are as nice as you? Thanks! – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Matthew Percival in Normanton

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Matthew Percival after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Ford Fiesta

Matthew says…
carVery interesting website, could be a little easier to understand at first glance. Everything went very well and the price was unbeatable. I hope there is a discount for returning customers :o) Thanks Ling. Good delivery. Delivered on time and with friendly driver.

Matthew Percival
Normanton
WF6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Great! Fiestas are great cars, I am glad you love it. Unbeatable price is a good thing, eh? To have a further discount on an unbeatable price is errr… unbeatable? Enjoy the Fiesta, Matt. Sorry the website is a bit messy 🙂 – Ling

I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Kia Sportage Estate

My system has alerted me that the Kia Sportage Estate 1.6 GDi ISG Edition 25 16v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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Sometimes new car will be delivered on a car transporter, other times it will be driven to you. Either way, I always ask you check mileage on delivery. Write mileage on delivery sheet (before signing!!!) and keep a copy. At the end of contract, you can then subtract these miles from any “excess mileage” you may have incurred (extra miles over contract amount). This is easy if you have kept a copy of the delivery note. This is hard if you have lost it.

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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?

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

My Kia Sportage Estate 1.6 GDi ISG Edition 25 16v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £267.47 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!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Sportage 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! £267.47 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!

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

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

You be crazy, but I love it.
Dan Craggs, Barry, CF63 1FS
dancraggs_@gmail.com

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The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB(A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB(A) established in 1996. This means it would take 7 new vehicles to make the same amount of noise as a vehicle that just meets the pre-1978 limits.

Publishing new polluting info for the Volvo V40

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Volvo V40 1.5 T3 R Design Pro 16v (152bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Geartronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

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I get my car deals from many sources, main dealers, finance companies, or I work them out myself using different finance companies. Main dealers I use include; Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda (boo), Mercedes-Benz, MG (new improved Chinese joke version!), Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyoung (North Korean??) Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (or VW), and Volvo. Amazing, huh???

When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

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Having got all the info for the Volvo V40 Petrol Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 129g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Volvo V40 1.5 T3 R Design Pro 16v (152bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Geartronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £313.72 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

VolvoThis price on my Volvo V40 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! £313.72 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.

Volvo V40

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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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist.

Nice site. I love the intelligence question.
Vincent Omoke, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY
luamboluanzo_@aol.com

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Failure 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, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Debra Bond in Wakefield

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Debra Bond, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Nissan Qashqai.

Debra says…
CarHi Ling! Thanks for your very prompt, efficient and very entertaining service.

I took delivery of my new Nissan Qashqai only a few weeks after first contacting you – I wish other companies were as quick to respond to customers’ needs. Love the car! Prompt delivery, car valeted and ready to go!

Debra Bond
Wakefield
WF4 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Debra, I know Wakefield quite well, my husband comes from that city. So pleased you love the Qashqai, every customer who has one says the same. Glad it arrived quickly and I am smiling because you liked my service… – Ling

Comparative label for the Mazda 6 Saloon

All the people with orders in my system for the Mazda 6 Saloon 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Saloon 4dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late. Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

Mazda 6 Saloon

A very important feature is to be able to compare many different cars – on my main car listing pages. No franchised dealer will allow this, as they are mainly representing just one brand, so how is the average customer expected to make comparative judgements?

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 142g/km for the Mazda 6 Saloon Petrol 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 Saloon 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Saloon 4dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £248.30 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!).

MazdaThis price on my Mazda 6 Saloon 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! £248.30 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.

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Remember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! 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.

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Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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

Mazda 6 Saloon

I came across your website, which I have found to be really amazing and has really brightened up my normally boring days.
Lisa McCann, Armagh City, BT60 4HF
star456ireland20012001_@yahoo.co.uk

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.

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Skoda Octavia Lease delivered to Paul Tither in Lincoln

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Paul Tither, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Skoda Octavia.

Paul says…
CarLing you are the best!! Your emails always cheer me up on dull days in the office. Maybe you should set up a new company called Lings Comedy Script Writing! Faultless service, a Skoda Octavia so cheap I had to check several times it was correct. Super quick delivery, the car is a joy to drive. I will be back in 3 years for my next one. Car was delivered on the day quoted, in perfect condition. Excellent.

Paul Tither
Lincoln
LN6 ***

Skoda OctaviaEditor Note: Hahahaha, well, the good news is I am to be a new character in Viz magazine, so they will write the scripts from now on. Yes, these Octavias were bloody cheap, many people grabbed one. Hope you have a lovely time in it. – Ling

My VW Tiguan Estate has been updated

Changing this information for the VW Tiguan Estate 2.0 TDi BMT SE Nav 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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!

Environment

A very important feature is to be able to compare many different cars – on my main car listing pages. No franchised dealer will allow this, as they are mainly representing just one brand, so how is the average customer expected to make comparative judgements?

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the VW Tiguan Estate Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 125g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My VW Tiguan Estate 2.0 TDi BMT SE Nav 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £296.29 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan 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! £296.29 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.

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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.

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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

I have so many comments about my website, this one says;

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Wow, what a fantastic site! I will definitely be telling my friends to come and have a look. With a name like Ling Valentine, you should really be a star!!
Amanda Skilton, Ivybridge PL21 0PJ
stas4949_@stas4949.eclipse.co.uk

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Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.

Audi A4 Saloon Lease delivered to David Hymers in Alston

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like David Hymers. I delivered this Audi A4 Saloon to Alston then I got this very nice letter back…

David says…
Carcar“Ling is unique – I’ve been selling for 30+ years, but her marketing and sales approach rates as amongst the best I’ve ever seen. This is (as importantly) backed up by fast, accurate and helpful responses to pricing, queries and completion arrangements.

Fast, competitive, helpful – why go elsewhere? I had no complaints and excellent service from both of Ling’s supplying dealers. That’s right, I had two new cars from Ling, a Jaguar X-Type and an Audi A4!”

David Hymers
Alston
CA9 ***

Audi A4 SaloonEditor Note: David, thank you for compliment. This is one of the best letters I have ever received. I simply try to treat everyone as adults, not idiots. This is my trick – Ling