Emission figures on the Fiat 500

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Environment

Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

Environment

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is now 110g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £154.20 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £154.20 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Environment

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

Environment

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

Environment

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

I think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.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 Sam Williamson in Macclesfield

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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 Sam Williamson that I got a while ago:

Sam says…
CarExcellent service, fast, efficient and does what it says on the tin! A very satisfied customer. Excellent delivery.

Sam Williamson
Macclesfield
SK10 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Sam, everyone is pleased with these Qashqais. It says “Made in China” on my tin, heheheh. Thanks for letter! – Ling

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Stephen Lake in Shrewsbury

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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 Stephen Lake wrote this one:

Stephen says…
CarDear Ling,

Apologies for not dropping you a line sooner, but the first month with our new Nissan Qashqai has gone so fast. Thanks for your help and offering such a blinding deal. You deserve the business for your fun attitude and prompt replies to queries. Do you always work at 8pm???

The car arrived on time, immaculate and by a very polite and cheerful driver. Well done, you! We will be back.

ps. The offer of a free lunch is still on, to beat your own free lunch offer – at our restaurant!

Stephen Lake
Shrewsbury
SY1 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Stephen, yes, like you I often work evenings :). I have given you hyperlink for the free lunch offer. There are 50,000 visitors to my webpage every month, so many of them will be very pleased at your “FREE” offer. Hahahaha! Now, you will be damn busy! Here is your Dec 2007 evening menu:

Roasted butternut squash soup – £ 4.95
Ham & tomato risotto with melted cheese – £ 5.25
Cold venison & sultana terrine with port vinaigrette – £ 5.75
Crumbed smoked haddock croquettes with chopped egg & winter salad – £ 5.50
Stilton & spinach soufflé cake with apple, onion & coriander salad – £ 5.25
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Roast turkey, herb stuffing, chipolata & bacon rolls & cranberry sauce – £ 12.95
Rib-eye steak with mushroom, parsley & Worcestershire cream sauce – £13.95
Loin medallion of pork with crackling & honey & lemon gravy – £ 12.95
Quenelles of salmon mousselline with dill cream sauce – £ 12.95
Aubergine, mozzarella & cashew nuts on blinis with tomato sauce – £ 11.95
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Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard or fresh cream – £ 4.95
Apple & cranberry tart with Chantilly cream – £ 4.95
Chocolate mousse torte – £ 4.95
Almond & raspberry Pavlova meringue – £ 4.95
Saffron & citrus poached pear with vanilla ice-cream – £ 4.95
or
Cheese selection & biscuits – £ 5.75
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Coffee or tea – £ 2.00
All dishes are home-made using only fresh, quality ingredients & main courses are served with carefully prepared vegetables.

Yum Yum!

Here is mine:

Out of date FUKU fast noodles, chopsticks – £ FREE!
Chinese Nescafe or tea – £ FREE!
Dodgy marshmallow or dry plum – £ FREE!

No competition, eh? Sorry about that! – Ling

Comparative label for the Mercedes C Class Coupe

All the people with orders in my system for the Mercedes C Class Coupe 1.5 C200 AMG Line 16v (198bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1497cc Petrol 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Petrol Automatic will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Local franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

Environmental Data

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?”.

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

Environmental Data

My Mercedes C Class Coupe 1.5 C200 AMG Line 16v (198bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1497cc Petrol 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £374.75 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 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! £374.75 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.

Environmental Data

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

Environmental Data

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

Great site, easy to navigate.
Jammer Hearne, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 7FY
greenday_chic_xx_@hotmail.co.uk

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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to William Clark in Northumberland

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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 William Clark in Northumberland. Bloody cat!

William says…
CarLing was a great help in finding and supplying the right car for me. She answered my questions quickly and was quick with reassurance and advice. The Fiesta was delivered when she said it would be. Excellent.

William Clark
Northumberland
TD12 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Up in the wilds of Northumberland (not TOO far from me) there is now a new Fiesta zipping about. It was great dealing with you, William, and I hope you have a great time avoiding the sheep in your new car. – Ling

Change on the Renault Captur

All the people with orders in my system for the Renault Captur 0.9 TCE GT Line 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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 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 Renault Captur Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 139g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Renault Captur 0.9 TCE GT Line 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £207.83 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!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Captur 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! £207.83 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.

Environment

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

These comments have been made about my website:

Hi Ling! This is the best website I have come across so far… very funny and original. I will email to all my “kaki” in UK!!
Francis Lee, London, WC1H 9PL
drcclee_@yahoo.co.uk

Environment

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.

Toxic gases on the Skoda Octavia

Look, another CO2 change! The Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 16v (150bhp) (5 seats) Hatchback 5dr 1495cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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.

At the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change in December 1997 all developed countries agreed to legally binding targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in response to warnings over global climate change. Following this the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) came to an agreement in July 1998 that committed ACEA to reduce the CO2 emissions from new passenger cars by over 25% to an average CO2 emission figure of 140 g/km by 2008. This is one of the most significant industry agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it has led to more fuel efficient vehicles being brought to the market. Similar voluntary agreements have now been reached with Japanese and Korean motor manufacturers. I dread to think what the Chinese are doing…

The CO2 for this Skoda Octavia Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 114g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

Environment

My Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 16v (150bhp) (5 seats) Hatchback 5dr 1495cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £244.78 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 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! £244.78 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.

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.

Environmental Data

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

Environment

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Environment

Great site, easy to navigate.
Jammer Hearne, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 7FY
greenday_chic_xx_@hotmail.co.uk

Environment

In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

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Nissan Navara Lease delivered to Peter Dea in Sandwell

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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 Peter Dea that I got a while ago:

Peter says…
CarExcellent service, car in excellent condition with low delivery mileage. The Nissan Navara is a cracking car. I will definitely contact Ling for a new vehicle when the contract expires. My friends are now looking to use Ling, too. Thanks, Ling!

Peter Dea
Sandwell
B64 ***

Nissan NavaraEditor Note: Peter, well, not sure if the Navara qualifies as a “car” but what the hell, as long as you love it. As you are an NVQ assessor, I hope you give me top marks 🙂 See you in two years, and I hope you have LOADS of friends, hehehe. – Ling

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Thomas Duffy in Formby

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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 Thomas Duffy that I got a while ago:

Thomas says…
CarWe used LINGsCARS and found Ling to very professional. She provided a quality service and was good value. I can certainly recommend LINGsCARS, Ling is very reliable, and we will certainly continue to use her in the future. Good delivery, very professional and reliable.

Thomas Duffy
Formby
L37 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: As Director of a demolitions company, I’m glad you didn’t demolish me with your letter, hehehe 🙂 These Qashqais give you everything from an SUV, except the price and the costs. They are really popular. I am doing dozens of these, well done Nissan and well done the Mackams building them! – Ling

Petrol consumption and my Mercedes A Class

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Mercedes A Class 1.5 A180d Sport Executive 8v (116bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic and I am updating it on my website now.

Mercedes A Class

At the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a “balloon” payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

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Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mercedes A Class Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 0g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

Mercedes A Class

My Mercedes A Class 1.5 A180d Sport Executive 8v (116bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £247.18 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes A Class 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! £247.18 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!

Environment

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

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

Hello Ling, I found your site one of the most interesting and funny on the web. What a great concept, if only there were more people like you! Why don’t you have a recipe of the month? Your quiz was too hard for me and your teeshirt is cool.
Mary Nowell, East Kilbride, G75 8EQ
marynowell1_@hotmail.com

Environment

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.