I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Volvo V60 Estate

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Volvo V60 Estate 2.0 D4 Momentum 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1969cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

Volvo V60 Estate

The VCA (the VCA is the Government designated UK approval authority) wrote to me, saying “I can appreciate the efforts you are making to improve environmental awareness amongst your customers and I’m sure that your approach will be of help to them when deciding on a new car. At this time there is no legal requirement for dealers to display this information on their websites.” Why not? I think there should be! The VCA continued, “Your comments and in depth suggestions on how we might improve the output of the data will be considered alongside any other proposals for change.”

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volvo V60 Estate Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 115g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Volvo V60 Estate 2.0 D4 Momentum 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1969cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £320.44 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 V60 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! £320.44 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.

I have so many comments about my website, this one says;

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I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@hotmail.com

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

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Peugeot 308 Lease delivered to Justyn Campbell in Cambridge

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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 Justyn Campbell in Cambridge. Bloody cat!

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

Toyota Prius Lease delivered to Marjorie Harvey in Bristol

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Marjorie Harvey after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Toyota Prius

Marjorie says…
carThis is my second car from Ling; the service was fantastic because of her new email LINGO system. It allows you to know at what stage you are or what’s outstanding. Ling is very witty person, but efficient and can answer all your questions. The delivery of the Toyota Prius was perfect no hassle.

Marjorie Harvey
Bristol
BS149TJ ***

Toyota PriusEditor Note: Marjorie, thanks so much for that. You are a superstar to come back to me again. Glad you like the LINGO, I am putting loads of work into that. It is working very well. Hope you enjoy that Prius, funny cars, but many people absolutely love them. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Ford Focus

Checking against the values I publish for the Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line (125bhp) Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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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.

A very important feature is to be able to compare many different cars – on my main car listing pages. No franchised dealer will allow this, as they are mainly representing just one brand, so how is the average customer expected to make comparative judgements?

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Ford Focus Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 111g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost ST-Line (125bhp) Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £244.73 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Focus 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! £244.73 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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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

I think that this is a great site. You got some cool crazy humour and jokes which had me rolling on the floor with laughter.
Tabassum Kadiri, Leicester, LE4 7NL
angel4eva25_@hotmail.com

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.

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Samantha Etheridge in Ipswich

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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 Samantha Etheridge wrote this one:

Samantha says…
carLing and her colleagues are absolutely fantastic, a tad crazy but above all know their stuff! They answer queries at the speed of lightning and make the whole process of leasing fun and exciting. I can’t praise them high enough and would definitely recommend Ling. Excellent delivery, delivery really helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

Samantha Etheridge
Ipswich
IP1 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Great stuff, pleased you had such a good delivery of your new Fiesta, Sam. Thanks for the comments, you are very kind. Apologies for the “tad” craziness, but otherwise, I get bored 🙂 – Ling

My Volvo V60 Estate has been updated

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Volvo V60 Estate 2.0 D4 Momentum 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1969cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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.

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.

For this brand new Volvo V60 Estate Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 115g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

Volvo V60 Estate

My Volvo V60 Estate 2.0 D4 Momentum 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1969cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £320.44 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 V60 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! £320.44 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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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Volvo V60 Estate

These comments have been made about my website:

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

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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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I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this VW Touareg Estate

Look, another CO2 change! The VW Touareg Estate 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion R Line 24v (286bhp) Estate 5dr 2967cc Diesel Tip Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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 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 Touareg Estate Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My VW Touareg Estate 3.0 V6 TDI 4Motion R Line 24v (286bhp) Estate 5dr 2967cc Diesel Tip Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £533.57 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Touareg 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! £533.57 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.

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

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one.

I think your site is great. My uncle rented a car from you and he thought you had very good service.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to William Clark in Northumberland

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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 William Clark wrote this one:

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

Emission figures on the Fiat 500

Look, another CO2 change! The Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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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?

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The CO2 for this Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 110g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £170.46 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! £170.46 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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A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

Hey, what can I say? Fantastic site!
D M Smith, Wellingborough, NN8 2ND
nucabs_@yahoo.co.uk

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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Citroen C1 Lease delivered to Gary Marquis in Chelmsford

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Gary Marquis replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen C1 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Gary says…
car“Ling, just a short note to say thank you for arranging my first lease car and making the whole process completely painless. The car arrived first thing on Monday morning (after a slight hiccup on Friday) and was just as I ordered.

Please rest assured that I will be recommending you to all of my colleagues in the future and I will definitely be back in two years for a new car. Once again many thanks.”

Gary Marquis
Chelmsford
CM2 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Well, here we go! Another accountant! I seem to just get LOADS of customers who are accountants! So nice to deal with you Gary, you were a lovely one. Your car was delayed by one day, but these things happen sometimes. Glad you are so happy – Ling