Hydrocarbon results for the VW Golf have changed

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this VW Golf Diesel Manual, I note it here in my blog.

Environment

Have you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

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).

Having got all the info for the VW Golf Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 109g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My VW Golf 1.6 TDI GT 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (5 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £238.80 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! £238.80 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.

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

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

Love this site. You are as mad as me! Love the style and straightforward info and price seems good. Well done and good luck.
Nigel Hill, Podington, NN29 7HX
a.hill20_@tiscali.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.

Renault Clio Lease delivered to Marcus Farrar in Bingley

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

Marcus says…
CarExcellent services provided with our new Renault Clio.

Marcus Farrar
Bingley
BD16 ***

Renault ClioEditor Note: Marcus, are you trying for the “shortest letter award”??? Hehehe. You even got a 5dr car for the price of a 3 door Clio! You have had many cars from me. Speak to you soon!! – Ling

My Jaguar F-Pace Estate CO2 g/km levels

Checking against the values I publish for the Jaguar F-Pace Estate 2.0 d R-Sport 16v (180bhp) Estate 5dr 1999cc Diesel AWD Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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.

Environment

Compared to improvements in the emissions of toxic pollutants, there has been less progress on reducing CO2 from cars. For a given type of fuel the CO2 emissions of a car are directly proportional to the quantity of fuel consumed. Until recently the average fuel consumption of new cars was unchanged relative to that in the mid 1980�s. This was because while engines have become more efficient over this period, average vehicle mass has increased due to additional features to meet crash safety requirements and the widespread addition of features such as power assisted steering and air conditioning. However, there are signs that in the last few years average fuel consumption has begun to drop in response to voluntary agreements by vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions.

For this brand new Jaguar F-Pace Estate Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 139g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Jaguar F-Pace Estate 2.0 d R-Sport 16v (180bhp) Estate 5dr 1999cc Diesel AWD Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £471.62 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!).

JaguarThis price on my Jaguar F-Pace 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! £471.62 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!

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

Most entertaining site since “origamiboulder” (that is CLASSIC site. I own an Origami Boulder from true artist! – Ling). Ling, you’re the best!!
Mandya Miller, Darlington, DL3 9AJ
aura321_@hotmail.com

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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Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Stephen Jones in Liverpool

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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 Stephen Jones that I got a while ago:

Stephen says…
CarWas delighted with speed and ease of your service – just brilliant – no problems at all I will definitely tell all my friends about Ling!! Excellent delivery of my new Corsa. Dealer was great, no problems at all.

Stephen Jones
Liverpool
L31 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Nice to be stealing car sales from Liverpool, hehehe. Liverpool was the first place Chinese came to the UK, so really I shouldn’t make fun. You were a lovely customer Stephen. Thanks so much for your business and hope you enjoy the cheap, fast Corsa! – Ling

I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this VW Golf

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the VW Golf 2.0 TDI GTD 16v (184bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic and I am updating it on my website now.

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 VW Golf Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 122g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My VW Golf 2.0 TDI GTD 16v (184bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £358.80 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! £358.80 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

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.

VW Golf

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

Your website is pretty cool.
Sophie Weston, Conningsby, LN4 4RJ
sloppysophie_@yahoo.co.uk

VW Golf

EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Steven Bhagwanani in Lymington

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

Steven says…
CarLINGsCARS have been the best priced so far, as I have done a lot of research. I first looked at Ling’s site one year ago when I was considering whether to buy or lease my next car. I asked her lots of questions and got quotes for other makes of cars. She always replied promptly to all my questions.

Her site has bags of info on it, and is really easy to use. Other companies just don’t compare and she also gives you a free lunch! My Vauxhall Corsa SRi was delivered early in the morning (good), excellent delivery.

Steven Bhagwanani
Lymington
SO41 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Steven, well, I still can’t say your surname, but you have been a lovely customer. Plus you sent me the Chinese RMB yuan back, as you said you didn’t want my sister in trouble, in China. Thanks for all your time and trouble, I appreciate when customers choose cars carefully. Worth to check back a few times, bargains always come up 🙂 You are a house builder, so I expect LOADS of business from you in the future, I am sure you will be worth £ millions, soon. – Ling

My Honda Jazz CO2 g/km levels

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Honda Jazz Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

Honda Jazz

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.

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 116g/km for the Honda Jazz Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

Environment

My Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £153.35 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!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Jazz 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! £153.35 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!

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

This comment is great:

Environmental Data

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

The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB(A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB(A) established in 1996. This means it would take 7 new vehicles to make the same amount of noise as a vehicle that just meets the pre-1978 limits.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Karen Alpe in Horley

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Karen Alpe after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Ford Fiesta

Karen says…
carLing and her website are barking mad but don’t be fooled. She is an astute business woman who always puts her customers first. Fantastic deal on the car and even though the car arrived with a slight problem- Ling kicked arse!! And sorted it. I have already recommended to several friends.

Problems with car on delivery but rectified promptly.

Karen Alpe
Horley
RH6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Yes Karen, there were blemishes under the paint (due to Ford factory). Also, the spare key did not work. I immediately got the supplying dealer to rectify. They said:

As explained in our telephone call, we will be dropping off a Fiesta loan car by transporter (between 9am and 1pm) and collecting your Fiesta to inspect and rectify the paint work issue.

The supplying dealer did this quickly and also mended the un-coded key. I went mental that a car was delivered in this condition, and the Ford dealer was very apologetic. Often the cars are delivered from PDI depots withut visiting the dealer and this may have been the case. But, it is never acceptable, so I detail this so that other customers can see how things always get put right, fast, if there is a problem.

So pleased that you were happy overall and that it didn’t spoil your new car experience 🙂 That you have recommended me, speaks loudly. Thanks so much, Karen. Good result (even though it should never have happened). – Ling

Green changes on my Mercedes A Class

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Mercedes A Class 1.5 A180d Sport 8v (116bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

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!

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When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

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The CO2 for this Mercedes A Class Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 0g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

Environmental Data

My Mercedes A Class 1.5 A180d Sport 8v (116bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Automatic (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £236.54 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! £236.54 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.

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

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

Mercedes A Class

I also think Americans complain much, much, much too much.
Alexis Scales, New Herrington, DH4 7BB
alexis.scales_@sunderland.ac.uk

Environment

EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Angie Brady in Luton

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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 Angie Brady

Angie says…
carDear Ling

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for your excellent and efficient service in the lease of My A5 Audi Coupe. So far I am very pleased with it and a big thank you for sending my number plates (for my new personal reg number), they were perfect, even with my company name! How personal is that?

In the future when business improves I may look to lease a small run about vehicle for the office and I would not hesitate to contact LINGsCARS to arrange this for me. You have been a joy to deal with, many companies could learn a lot from you.

Thank you again!

Angie Brady
Luton
LU2 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Angie, how great to get this letter from you. That A5 Coupe is a brill car, even has the new STOP START on it. The extra reg plates for your private number are free and I am only too happy to give these when cars are new, as it can be difficult to get plates made these days. What a great time we had chatting about your car, hope you love it! Vroom, vroom, fast and sexy. Team has been rewarded! Hahaha. – Ling