My Mercedes C Class Saloon is more economical now?

Looking at my records, the Mercedes C Class Saloon 2.1 C220d AMG Line 16v (170bhp) Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Mercedes to this update!

This is very difficult for some people to control because of the damn human nature. But try to look at your car as a simple consumer goods, like a fridge or microwave. Who would get excited by a microwave…? Because these cars are so very, very cheap, often dealer makes just a tiny profit. Almost like handling fee. Me too. I work on numbers of cars, like airline ticket consolidators sell tickets.

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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!).

Having got all the info for the Mercedes C Class Saloon Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 117g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Mercedes C Class Saloon 2.1 C220d AMG Line 16v (170bhp) Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £351.31 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes C Class 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! £351.31 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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The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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Brilliant and informative website!! Very readable and soooooo much better than Jeremy Clarkson!
Claire Stephen, Darwen, BB3 1EA
willow_wisp3_@hotmail.com

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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.

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Peugeot 308 Lease delivered to Justyn Campbell in Cambridge

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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 Justyn Campbell that I got a while ago:

Justyn says…
carLINGsCARS was a pleasure to use – quick and prompt. All slightly wacky but made a mundane chore far more fun, and free sweets too!! Recommended. Delivery good but no info given re Peugeot 308 when delivered.

Justyn Campbell
Cambridge
CB23 ***

Peugeot 308Editor Note: Hmmm, Justyn, I have kicked the supplier for the lazy delivery. They should always take time to go through the car – not to do so is bad. However, regarding the rest of the service, I am so glad you are happy and that you thought dealing with me a pleasure. Wacky is good 🙂 (I think so anyway, it brightens up the day). Thanks for letter, here is one about The Blue Lion, your pub/restaurant (the village’s only pub):

“What a great pub, we were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. The food was excellent and at reasonable prices. We had been told about the landlady’s sheep and encountered them when they came up to the conservatory and knocked on the window. We will definitely return!”

You sound Baaaa-rking, Justyn, hahaha! – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Mcculloch in Glasgow

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

David says…
carI was a first time leaser, I was told about Ling’s, not too sure when I looked at other sites. All I can say is I kept going back to Ling’s, glad I did. A wacky but worthwhile experience, got the car I wanted (Fiesta) at the best price… Dealer Service ‒ Good ‒ No complaints.

David Mcculloch
Glasgow
G72 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: No complaints, no regrets 🙂 And you will not regret the Fiesta which is just about the best small car you can get. I especially appreciate you say I had the best price, as you are Scottish 🙂 hahaha! – Ling

Pollutant levels on my Kia Niro Estate

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Kia Niro Estate 1.6 GDi Hybrid 2 16v (139bhp) Estate 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Automatic has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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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.

And if you are thinking that all the fuss at the moment should be about air travel, not cars, Michael O’Leary (of Ryanair) will put you right. He said “Aviation accounts for a ‘Mickey Mouse’ 3% of carbon emissions across the EU, compared with nearly 25% from road transport” He also said “I don�t believe in trotting out all that PC claptrap just not to upset a couple of fu*king environmental lunatics. They are just loons” – which makes sense to me, as I have a problem with this statement from Christopher Macgowan, the head of the SMMT; “The motor industry is committed to helping tackle climate change”. Frankly, I don’t think many retailers and dealers are.

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

My Kia Niro Estate 1.6 GDi Hybrid 2 16v (139bhp) Estate 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Automatic gearbox is only £255.67 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 Niro 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! £255.67 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

Kia Niro Estate

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

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

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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

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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VW Golf pollution changed

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The VW Golf 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (230bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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.

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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.

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the VW Golf Petrol Manual is now 148g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My VW Golf 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (230bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £325.10 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 Golf 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! £325.10 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

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

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

This site is crazier than the frog, but I’m also glad to say damn nicer and more interesting too, especially since I also test drove the Renault Megane – great deal, I’m off to look around more. Fab site 🙂
Caroline Henderson, St Neots, PE19 1PH
ca99_@hotmail.com

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.

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Citroen C4 Picasso Lease delivered to Paul Moseley in London

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Paul Moseley after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Citroen C4 Picasso

Paul says…
CarVery good service, lots of fun (which I never thought leasing a new car would be). I would use Ling again! Good delivery of my Citroen C4 Picasso. Everything fine.

Paul Moseley
London
SE15 ***

Citroen C4 PicassoEditor Note: Lovely jubbly, Paul me old mukka, apples and pears Jamie Oliver pukka Picasso (is that how you talk?). Everyone loves these 5-seat Picassos, so you should find it a great car for London. Mind that congestion charge from Red Ken Livingstone (reminds me of the Chinese Government). Talk in 3-years when you need a replacement. – Ling

Ford Focus Estate Lease delivered to Daina Carnochan in Inverurie

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

Daina says…
carI was still awaiting quotes from some other companies 6 months down the line, but Ling was very efficient and quick. Very good service – I have already recommended you to many friends. I love my new Ford Focus and I will get my next cars from Ling, too! Good delivery.

Daina Carnochan
Inverurie
AB51 ***

Ford Focus EstateEditor Note: Daina, you are a veterinary in the North of Scotland. I expect you have enough trouble with all the pesky animals (and owners) to have to worry about dealing with car supply idiots. So, I am glad I came out top for you. Why some other companies don’t perform – I don’t know? They are silly for missing out on the business. Back to those cats and dogs (or cows) and hope the Focus Estate does the job, carrying all the pets around :). You also have a nice name! – Ling

Pollution levels on the Mercedes E Class Saloon have changed

Looking at my records, the Mercedes E Class Saloon 2.0 E220d SE 16v (194bhp) Saloon 4dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Mercedes to this update!

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As a bonus to add to your lower motoring costs, you will get every subsequent year’s road tax sent to you free of charge, saving you up to £385 per year, or £1,155 on a 3-year contract!

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?

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 102g/km for the Mercedes E Class Saloon Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Mercedes E Class Saloon 2.0 E220d SE 16v (194bhp) Saloon 4dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £365.21 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E Class 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! £365.21 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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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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

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I am in the motor trade, selling uesd cars, and I have got to admit this is one of the most entertaining sites I have had the luck to find.
Phil Davis, Wirral, CH66 2HF
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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.

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My Volvo V40 has been updated

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Volvo V40 2.0 T2 R Design 16v (122bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1969cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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.

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!).

The CO2 for this Volvo V40 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 127g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Volvo V40 2.0 T2 R Design 16v (122bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1969cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £245.77 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!).

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! £245.77 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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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These comments have been made about my website:

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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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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.

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Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Angela Brady in Luton

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Angela Brady wrote this one:

Angela says…
carI cannot praise LINGsCARS.com highly enough for her efficient and professional service. I had originally seen Ling on Dragons Den and originally was concerned that all the transaction was carried out by e-mail but I need not have worried as Ling and her staff kept me fully advised from beginning to end of my Audi A5 Coupe order. From my first enquiry there service was second to none offering me several alternatives until finally I came to a decision and from then on I was kept fully informed of all stages of the order. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole transaction went through so smoothly without any stress to myself and the end result was a very happy customer. I would strongly recommend Ling to all my family and friends and I like to think that I can contact them at any time if I had a query. I think of Ling and her staff as friends and would not hesitate to use the company again. You will not be disappointed with LINGsCARS.

Angela Brady
Luton
LU2 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Angie, that’s brilliant! So pleased you are happy. As you deal with your own customers every day, glad you recognise my service. Thanks so much. Have a great time in the A5 Coupe – a lovely car! – Ling