Petrol consumption and my VW Polo

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

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!

Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas which, when inhaled at high concentrations (a dangerous activity because of the associated asphyxiation risk), produces a sour taste in the mouth and a stinging sensation in the nose and throat. These effects result from the gas dissolving in the mucous membranes and saliva, forming a weak solution of carbonic acid. You may notice this sensation if you attempt to stifle a burp after drinking a carbonated drink. Burp! Ooooops!

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For this brand new VW Polo Petrol Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 134g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £268.52 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Polo 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! £268.52 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.

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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)

Amazing and very funny site.
David McGuire, Blackpool, FY2 0DP
satellitedave_@yahoo.com

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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Kia Picanto Lease delivered to Colin Zealley in Milton Keynes

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Colin Zealley

Colin says…
car“My first attempt to lease a car through you was sabotaged when Rover went out of business; but the experience was good enough that I didn’t even bother to look for other suppliers when I decided to try again recently.

It was a good decision – no complaints at all, excellent service all round.”

Colin Zealley
Milton Keynes
MK14 ***

Kia PicantoEditor Note: Colin, the bloody mis-management of Rover caused everyone a load of pain. Your new Kia Picanto will do a great job for a car that’s less than £100 (ex VAT) per month. Glad you are happy (at last)! Thanks for letter – Ling

Petrol consumption and my VW Polo

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

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Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

My customers have obtained their cars by the lowest polluting method possible – by acquiring them electronically from the internet. No one has had to travel to a showroom (repeatedly) or contributed to car dealers’ massive environmental overheads (heating, lighting, water use, fuel, staffing costs). The cars I supply are often delivered direct from manufacturers’ depots, or where they have been “through” a dealer, they have not required the showroom overhead (these efficiencies have the added benefit of reducing costs!).

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 134g/km for the VW Polo Petrol Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £268.52 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Polo 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! £268.52 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.

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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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

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These comments have been made about my website:

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

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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Gordon McKellar in Nottingham

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1523 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Gordon McKellar wrote this one:

Gordon says…
CarHello Ling, many thanks for your help in securing the registration number for my impending Nissan Qashqai. I am more than impressed by your efficiency in dealing with client problems. It is very inspiring to witness at first hand the speed in which you respond with advice and guidance to daily business. A grateful client, thank you Ling.

Gordon McKellar
Nottingham
NG13 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Wow, a lovely letter and I haven’t even delivered the bloody car yet! 🙂 No problem, I try to do things as fast as possible, Gordon. Don’t get shot in Nottingham while you are waiting for your car. – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Renault Kangoo Ze

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic and I am updating it on my website now.

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!

According to Nicholas Stern’s report, 14 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions come from transport. The SMMT points out that the motor industry recognises it has a key role to play in reducing the impact of its products and production processes and will continue to develop the technologies to deliver more sustainable motoring. New cars, commercial vehicles and buses reflect many of the cleaner technologies coming to market, including biofuel models, hybrids and greener diesel vehicles.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Renault Kangoo Ze Electric Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 119g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic gearbox is only £200.58 inc VAT per month with 6 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! £200.58 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!

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

What a wonderful way to get people to look at your site, it certainly gets people talking. Fab PR. Very informative site and also very funny. I will certainly recommend others to look at this site.
Gabby Shore, Telford, TF5 0BQ

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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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Huw Thomas in Worth, Crawley

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Huw Thomas

Huw says…
carJust like the compare the meercat advert- Simples!! No complaints what so ever. Ling emailed when she said she would, Lingo’d when said, and replied when she said and always in a timely manner. Honda Civic delivered with no problems and exactly as advertised. If only life was this simple and neat and delivered what was promised, then the world would be a far nicer place. Excellent delivery. Thank you.

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Huw Thomas
Worth, Crawley
RH10 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Hahahaha, no doubt I will get a complaining from Compare the Meercat about that pic, but hey! – customer mentioned it, not me!!! 🙂 Meercat is a delicious animal and when it comes to car leasing I eat it for breakfast. As you work for an aerospace company, Honda Civic is suitable because it looks like Dan-Dare with that grille and headlamps. So happy about providing a good service, always a pleasure to deal with professional experts like you, Huw 🙂 – Ling

Nissan Navara Lease delivered to Brenda Mackenzie in Nairn

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Getting letters in the post is really nice. It makes a lovely change from getting email. This one was sent by Brenda Mackenzie from Nairn. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Brenda says…
CarLing, all’s fine with our new Nevara, apart from the time we had to wait. It was good to deal with you, you made it very simple for us to understand all the red tape. Speak to you in 3-years. Good delivery, person drove it from XXXX, but that meant 500 miles on the clock.

Brenda Mackenzie
Nairn
IV12 ***

Nissan NavaraEditor Note: Brenda, don’t worry, that 500 miles will be subtracted from the mileage, you won’t be penalised. The lead time on these pick-ups was long, the demand high. It’s a shame I cannot shout at the Nissan factory! 🙂 Thanks for letter, enjoy pampering the Nevara! – Ling

Comparative label for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

My system has alerted me that the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel 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.

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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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.

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 126g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

My BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £358.90 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 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! £358.90 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!

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

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address)

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Hey, what can I say? Fantastic site!
D M Smith, Wellingborough, NN8 2ND
nucabs_@yahoo.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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I have updated CO2 for the Renault Kangoo Ze

Looking at my records, the Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Renault to this update!

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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.

My customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for “excess” miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider “is my journey really neccessary?” and “would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?”.

Having got all the info for the Renault Kangoo Ze Electric Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 119g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Renault Kangoo Ze ZEV (60bhp) ZE ELECTRIC ML20 44kW 33kWh Business Van Electric Auto 1cc Electric Automatic gearbox is only £200.58 inc VAT per month with 6 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! £200.58 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!

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:

Mad as a Frog Eyed Sprite!
Nick Cater, Langport, TA10 0DL
winningentry_@hotmail.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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Debra Bond in Wakefield

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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 Debra Bond that I got a while ago:

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