Possible enviro banding change on the Toyota Aygo

Checking against the values I publish for the Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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.

When a customer clicks through into an individual car’s detail, they can see even more information. This includes the CO2 (again) and all three EC fuel consumption measurements. I even include the EU noise rating and the road tax “class” which may influence a customer’s car choice decision. (Please bear in mind that the road tax is completely free, from me – I include that cost information so a customer has more clue about the environmental impact of their new car).

The CO2 for this Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 93g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £143.81 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!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo 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! £143.81 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.

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

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This is brilliant!
Stephen Mitchell, Fife, KY7 6TW
fathermitch_@yahoo.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.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Marie Culley in Gateshead

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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 Marie Culley in Gateshead. Bloody cat!

Marie says…
carWould highly recommend LingsCars. No other dealer/ lease company could match the great deal I got from Ling. Easy, easy, easy process thanks to the Lingo website. All my questions were answered within minutes! Friendly/ funny staff ‒ had many laughs along the way. In other words, EXCELLENT customer service. Many freebies ‒ mainly Chinese polos! Remember confusions say “too many Chinese polos mean many trips to dentist” :o)

Marie Culley
Gateshead
NE9 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Hahahah, good job you are not a dentist, Marie. You are local to me in Gateshead, you live less than 1 mile away, so I will see you around and about in the Qashqai… and the car is made only 5 miles from us both, too! Thanks for super letter! – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the BMW 2 Series Coupe have changed

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i 12v (136bhp) M Sport Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual 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.

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.

For this brand new BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 130g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i 12v (136bhp) M Sport Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £280.26 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series 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! £280.26 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.

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

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

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Your site made me laugh more than many of the other sites with mad chinese girls running car leasing companies. Am on a long march to replace my Lexus so this is serious.
Bill Lane, Nottingham, NG10 1QA
billzlane_@aol.com

Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Jason Tear in Northampton

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

Jason says…
CarGreat service, nice to deal with someone human. I tried many leasing companies all of which were unsure of their prices and were more expensive and less responsive than Ling. If Ling can keep up the same one-on-one service with a smile and spread the same working methods to all staff as the business grows, they she will have a great business. Delivery of the Qashqai was fine – the cheery bloke was given a 10-mile lift back to the train station.

Jason Tear
Northampton
NN6 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Yes, yes, Jason, I know all about those other companies. I spend a hell of a time keeping my website up to date! Brix Secure specialises in intruder alarms and CCTV, so I hope your new Qashqai doesn’t get nicked 🙂 Enjoy it and see you in two years! Thanks for calling me human. Thanks for looking after the delivery man 🙂 – Ling

Green changes on my VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

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 drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 132g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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 Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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!

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Thank you so much for having such a fun and original website. This is one of the best sites I have been on. I have very much enjoyed my visit. I wish more people were as witty as you.
Shelley Enright, Sheffield, S26 5LX
bladesbird_@btinternet.com

VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

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.

Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Peter Hawkins in Stockton On Tees

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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 Peter Hawkins show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Peter Hawkins 🙂

Peter says…
CarPrompt, reliable service and good prices. What we’ve come to expect. Good delivery.

Peter Hawkins
Stockton On Tees
TS18 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: Peter, you are a great repeat customer. Now you have a new Skoda Fabia – a great new small car. Don’t let me stop you doing the dusting, hehehe, as you keep Stockton clean. – Ling

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe pollution changed

Look, another CO2 change! 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 moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Diesel Automatic is now 126g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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.

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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.

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

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

Velle funnee site. keep it up, Ling. You fast getting a fan base on web. Take care.
Terry Ive, Eastwood, SS9 5QE
rizla01_@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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Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Graham Moorhouse in Corby

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Many customer letters contain really funny stuff. It’s unusual to receive a very dry one. However, I publish them all. Here is a letter from Graham Moorhouse. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Graham says…
CarApart from a slight mix-up re delivery time, your service was impeccable. Also, the supplying dealer was spot on and perfect and very professional. I will definitely use you again. Your prices are very keen and I like your personal service. Please don’t change a thing.

LING IS KING!

ps. Just saw you on Dragons’ Den tonight, wicked! Great decision. Fabia is great, what a bargain!

Graham Moorhouse
Corby
NN18 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: Graham, well, thanks. never been called a King before. I had great fun on the BBC. Really sorry about the delivery confusion, all my fault. Sorted out quickly, though. Glad you are pleased with the Skoda Fabia, these are great cars, so much cheaper then their VW brothers. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my BMW 2 Series Coupe

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i 12v (136bhp) M Sport Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

BMW 2 Series Coupe

With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

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On new cars for example, average CO2 has been cut by more than 10 per cent in six years. Improvements at manufacturing sites have been more significant. Published in September, the SMMT’s seventh annual sustainability report showed that average energy used � and CO2 emitted – to produce each vehicle in the UK has been halved in just four years.

Having got all the info for the BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 130g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i 12v (136bhp) M Sport Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £280.26 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series 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! £280.26 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.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

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!

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

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

Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@hotmail.com

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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.

Citroen C1 Lease delivered to Adam Knee in Bristol

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Adam Knee. I delivered this Citroen C1 to Bristol then I got this very nice letter back…

Adam says…
CarThanks Ling. Had my car less than three weeks from proposal form. Car arrived in great condition and saves me a packet a petrol. My fiancé is about to order one. Excellent delivery.

Adam Knee
Bristol
BS14 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Ad, I withhold your address because you are a police sergeant and I don’t want you getting hate mail from the police constables. I have already delivered a car to a high-ranking policeman in Bristol. You were a star customer under section 37, paragraph 19 of the Ling Customer Behaviour Act 2008. Enjoy the Citroen C1. Shame you didn’t get the Government pay rise in full this year, you could have had a C2! Hehehe – Ling