Green changes on my Renault Kangoo Ze

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Renault Kangoo Ze ML20 44kW 33kWh Business+ i-Van Auto Electric Automatic. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

How to explain this without it seeming like the usual sales talk? … I don’t know, but I will try to make this clear… You know, you are not buying this car. Only renting it for (probably 1 or 2 or 3 years). So you are not stuck with it forever. So, you have no real risk. You are going to pay someone some money to run a car however you look at it.

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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 180g/km for the Renault Kangoo Ze Electric Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Renault Kangoo Ze ML20 44kW 33kWh Business+ i-Van Auto Electric Automatic gearbox is only £141.56 inc VAT per month with 9 months initial payment, followed by 23 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!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Kangoo Ze 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! £141.56 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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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!

Keep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.

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

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Totally off the wall but brilliant all the same. Wish there were more like it!
Bill Doodson, Huddersfield, HD1 4PP
bill.doodson_@ntlworld.com

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Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

Citroen C3 Lease delivered to Steve in Bolton

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Steve replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen C3 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Steve says…
car“Hi Ling

The more I found out about you and your business the more I liked. Your good humour and banter shines through making the hiring process a pleasurable experience. Your email service was highly responsive and you obviously take note and show a considerate understanding of your client needs. You are very competitive on price and ultimately this will always be a major advantage if maintained.

I would recommend you without hesitation, I strongly urge straight-laced people (including myself here) and those serious corporate types not to be put off by your crazy web site! It is refreshing to see a new approach in this type of business that I suspect will grow and grow if the American experience is anything to go by.

I had no problem insuring my car but if you can fit it in on your web site (!), then some insurance advice would help further boost confidence for people considering this form of motoring.

I wish you well for the future.”

Steve
Bolton
BL5 ***

Citroen C3Editor Note: Steve, you were not straight-laced! You were brilliant fun customer!!! Your car was delivered in 2 and half weeks, quite fast, eh? Luckily, my Citroen supplier is the world-best! Thanks for your sweet comments. Insurance; well, I now send info out with documents to every customer following your comments. However, putting it on the website is SO difficult, as I am not FSA regulated and I do not want to break the law – Ling

Change on the Skoda Octavia Estate

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Skoda Octavia Estate 1.0 TSI SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

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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.

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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 Skoda Octavia 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 Skoda Octavia Estate 1.0 TSI SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £220.52 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia 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! £220.52 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.

Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

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I have so many of these website comments, they are overflowing on my desk!

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I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@hotmail.com

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

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Richard in London

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I always ask my customers if they have comments about getting their new car. Really, I am looking for criticisms (so I can improve my service). However, customers like Richard show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Richard 🙂

Richard says…
carWhilst the website is a bit of a head explosion at first, you quickly get used to it and I loved how it worked. Annoyed that as soon as I signed the papers I was told the car would be delayed! Grrr! Overall good, easy, helpful service.

Richard
London
SE18 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Grrr indeed. What’s happened is that Ford have realised that moving Fiesta production to left-hand drive models can earn them much more, as the cars are built at Genk, Belgium and Ford can then sell them for strong Euros, instead of weak UK pounds. So, UK production has been part-diverted to feed the German market. Bloody Germans. This is putting back Fiestas (plus they are the UK’s most popular car). Unfortunately, the dealers in the UK are out of control about this and they get last minute delays. Plus, Titanium production suffers because there is an alloy wheel shortage (as they are selling twice as many models with alloys as planned). Nightmare, eh? But better than not selling them. So apologies for delays, but I cannot control Ford factories.

Apart from all that, thanks for head-explosion comment, hahaha. Talk in a couple of years, Richard. – Ling

Comparative label for the Audi A3 Sportback

Changing this information for the Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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.

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!

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Audi A3 Sportback Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £252.34 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A3 Sportback 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! £252.34 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.

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

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Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on LINGsCARS.com:

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I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@hotmail.com

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.

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Ford Focus Lease delivered to Lee in Heston

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1522 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Lee

Lee says…
car“I just ate the brown sweet. I am having trouble breathing now. If I am still alive we will be back for another repmobile shortly. Thanks for the keyring and the Ford Focus and for inspiring us to be madder. Car turned up. Right shape and on time.

PS. Do a deal with us on iPod car hits.”

Lee
Heston
TW5 ***

Ford FocusEditor Note: I am glad that you are mad, Lee. Sweet contains Chinese chemicals, despite my degree in Chemistry, I have no idea what they do to brain. I give you web link because you seem to need all the help you can get. I am very intrigued by your suggestion about iPod hits. What on earth are you talking about. I will ring you to find out – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Citroen C3

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech Flair (82bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Citroen C3

You need to insure the car fully comp, as normal with any new car. The car can be used for any purpose, or driven by anyone you choose. In effect, it is your own brand new car for the length of the hire period. You can even take it abroad. I tried to drive car to China once. That was damn big mistake. I suggest you do not use contract hire car for this.

I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech Flair (82bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £177.22 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C3 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! £177.22 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.

Environmental Data

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!

Citroen C3

Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

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LINGsCARS.com gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed):

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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

Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Graham in S Helens

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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 Graham that I got a while ago:

Graham says…
carThis is the first time I have bought a new car, and I must say you have made it so easy, stress free (I did have a few handing over date problems) but your company did resolve them smoothly. Very good. Dealer was good ‒ Prompt delivery.

Graham
S Helens
WA10 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Graham, yes, you were away a few days prior to delivery and it was difficult to arrange a date, but was all sorted in the end 🙂 Happy you are pleased with your first new car and thanks so much for “stress free” opinion. That’s what I aim for 🙂 – Ling

The Skoda Octavia Estate is a Green car yet?

My system has alerted me that the Skoda Octavia Estate 1.0 TSI e-TEC SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic 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.

You run this new car for 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on the term, and run it within an agreed mileage limit (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per year, but different mileages are possible). If you exceed the mileage limit, you pay for extra miles at (typically) 4p – 10p per extra mile. This is known as the excess mileage rate.

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In 2008, I won the “BEST non-franchised ENVIRONMENTALIST” in the Automotive Management Awards, sponsored by the RAC. My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards. My website has been voted in the “TOP 100” in the world, by FHM magazine. I was voted “NORTH-EAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2006” in the One North East-sponsored WIN business awards. CAR Magazine listed me in their TOP 7 pick of UK car websites. I have around 50,000 unique visitors a month. I have well over 3000 happy, existing customers, and over 900 letters published on this website.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Skoda Octavia Estate Petrol Automatic is now g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Skoda Octavia Estate 1.0 TSI e-TEC SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £266.02 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia 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! £266.02 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.

Keep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.

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

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

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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Pearl in Rugby

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Pearl. I delivered this Nissan Qashqai to Rugby then I got this very nice letter back…

Pearl says…
CarJust like to take the opportunity to say, great web site, fantastic deals, and really useful to see the different mileage rates. This Nissan Qashqai will be my fourth lease car, all sourced from different companies (‘suits’). In the past I have had my order forgotten, resulting in me being without a car for 3 weeks, and my calls and emails always took days to be answered. Your prompt attention is great and very reassuring. Well done!!! Fantastic. Look forward to delivery. Also document pack sent out was first class, even with advice on returning, I had to look this out for myself with my first car. (Sweets and keyrings appreciated). Also info on NCAP crash tests on web site is brilliant. I have a feeling that the ‘suits’ are going to be very quiet from now on!

Pearl
Rugby
CV22 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Pearl, well why not show the euroNCAP stuff – I’m sure it helps that your car gets 5 stars. I think websites should be as useful as possible, so I add any good info I can find for the customer benefit. Mackams building your car as quickly as they can. Document pack is simple but it works, I use eye-catching method, eh? Hope sweets did not poison you – Ling