Lower CO2 on my Skoda Octavia

My system has alerted me that the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE Technology 12v (115bhp) (5 seats) Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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!

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Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas which, when inhaled at high concentrations (a dangerous activity because of the associated asphyxiation risk), produces a sour taste in the mouth and a stinging sensation in the nose and throat. These effects result from the gas dissolving in the mucous membranes and saliva, forming a weak solution of carbonic acid. You may notice this sensation if you attempt to stifle a burp after drinking a carbonated drink. Burp! Ooooops!

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For this brand new Skoda Octavia Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 110g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

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My Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE Technology 12v (115bhp) (5 seats) Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £155.40 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!).

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! £155.40 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.

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

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

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The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

Skoda Octavia Lease delivered to Keith Andreton in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Keith Andreton. I delivered this Skoda Octavia to Newcastle Upon Tyne then I got this very nice letter back…

Keith says…
car“Excellent service from start to finish, you simply WILL NOT get this service if you deal with any other contract hire company. Great service, excellent delivery, car arrived on time.”

Keith Andreton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 ***

Skoda OctaviaEditor Note: Ho, ho, ho, another local customer! Hello Keith! I have never met you but you sound lovely and I am so pleased I saved you a fortune on your Octavia. This was a damn fast 170bhp VRS model and is a real rocket car for a 1.6 Golf price. Howay the toon! Hehehe, I can do the local accent, eh? All I need now is 28 pints of lager, a fake fire engine and a fight on the Quayside – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Ford Ka+

My system has alerted me that the Ford Ka+ 1.2 Active 12v (85bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1194cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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Sometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying �1000’s more than you), and you have to learn to relax. Most times these delays never happen, but sometimes they do, so I’m just preparing your brain and giving you tip.

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.

For this brand new Ford Ka+ Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 129g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Ford Ka+ 1.2 Active 12v (85bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1194cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £175.91 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 Ka+ 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! £175.91 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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Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

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

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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

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.

Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to Jason Keetley in Nottingham

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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 Jason Keetley

Jason says…
carLing. This has been a totally hassle-free procedure from start to finish. My new Mondeo is fantastic, your customer service cannot be faulted. I have gone form an old MING mobile to a brand new LING mobile in a few easy steps. See you soon. Good delivery, the car was driven to me and had 180 miles on the clock.

Jason Keetley
Nottingham
NG5 ***

Ford MondeoEditor Note: Jay, you are the owner of a Shoe and Key shop in the UK gun capital, Nottingham. Therefore, I supplied the SVO Mondeo version (Iraq model) with anti-ballistic glass and bulletproof doors. Hope you like. Make sure you don’t use the CS gas dispensers in a built-up area. Roof-mounted machinegun mount was removed at your request, are you sure that wasn’t a mistake? If you need a new key, why not cut it yourself? Have a great time in the Mondeo 🙂 – Ling

Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Steve Hill in Appleby

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

Steve says…
car“Hi Ling

Just a note to add to your collection from satisfied customers.

We have just taken delivery of our new (cheap!! – Ling) Skoda Fabia – it’s fantastic, no hitches or problems, thanks. It is refreshing to deal with someone who is on the customer’s side for once in the car industry. I know you have really earned your money on this deal – what with all our enquiries – but it really is appreciated and we WILL be back.”

Steve Hill
Appleby
CA16 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: Yes, Stephen, you changed your mind about fourteen times, but I FORGIVE YOU. You were actually a very pleasant customer and you have previous experience of dealing inside the motor trade. There are some terrible practices going on, I do my best not to be bullied or beaten up by them. With support of customers like you, I know I will win. At the moment I am having dirty tricks played on me by a BIG player in this industry. One day I will give them bloody nose, revenge best cold, eh? Hope you and Susan enjoy damn cheap Skoda Fabia – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my DS DS7

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the DS DS7 Diesel Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

DS DS7

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.

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?”.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 107g/km for the DS DS7 Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My DS DS7 1.5 BlueHDi Elegance 16v (130bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1499cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £346.43 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!).

DSThis price on my DS DS7 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! £346.43 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.

Do not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.

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

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

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The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

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Green info has changed on the Honda Jazz

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

At the manufacturer’s service intervals, the car will need a service, which you are responsible for. Of course, as it’s a brand-new car, tyres/brakes etc will probably last out the contract so you’ll only have a basic oil and filter service to pay for.

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?

For this brand new Honda Jazz Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 116g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £163.38 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! £163.38 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economics Service, produced the UK Government Environmental Report on the Economics of Climate Change. I was so pleased to win an Environmental Award in 2008, myself. I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure. It is probably the case that my customers have the smallest environmental footprints of any new car customers in the UK!

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

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

I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Jon Owen in Malpas

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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 Jon Owen that I got a while ago:

Jon says…
CarGreat service, pleasure to do business with you, Ling :). Excellent delivery, my new Nissan Qashqai was delivered on time!

Jon Owen
Malpas
SY14 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Jon, happy to see you happy, hehehe. Great car, great price, great delivery. What more do you want??? You are a wonderful customer. Enjoy the Quashqai. – Ling

Ling’s Skoda Octavia environment info change

Checking against the values I publish for the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE Technology 12v (115bhp) (5 seats) 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.

I get my car deals from many sources, main dealers, finance companies, or I work them out myself using different finance companies. Main dealers I use include; Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda (boo), Mercedes-Benz, MG (new improved Chinese joke version!), Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyoung (North Korean??) Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (or VW), and Volvo. Amazing, huh???

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In 2008, I won the “BEST non-franchised ENVIRONMENTALIST” in the Automotive Management Awards, sponsored by the RAC. My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards. My website has been voted in the “TOP 100” in the world, by FHM magazine. I was voted “NORTH-EAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2006” in the One North East-sponsored WIN business awards. CAR Magazine listed me in their TOP 7 pick of UK car websites. I have around 50,000 unique visitors a month. I have well over 3000 happy, existing customers, and over 900 letters published on this website.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 110g/km for the Skoda Octavia Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI SE Technology 12v (115bhp) (5 seats) Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £155.40 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!).

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! £155.40 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.

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

Skoda Octavia

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Ling, I found your site because you are a Googlewhack!!! If you enter the words “antidisestablishmentarianism multipla” you are the only site that is found!! I am, however, glad I found you because it is a mad site!!! I think you should get in touch with Dave Gorman to tell him you are a Googlewhack!
Chris Eyre, Dewsbury, WF13 4RA
leedsfan72_@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.

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Laura Trevatt in Bristol

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

Laura says…
carThanks for a quick, fantastic service from you, Ling. I’m very pleased with my new shape Fiesta, which has led me to order another car from you. Thanks again to all your staff. Delivery was OK, but the car turned up filthy dirty.

Laura Trevatt
Bristol
BS37 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Laura, well, I squeeze the dealers so hard on price, they can’t even afford a car wash! It was mid-December, so the weather will have been terrible – and you live in Bristol, a long way from everywhere hahaha. A carwash is a small price to pay but I understand it should have been clean. I will kick them. You have ordered ANOTHER Fiesta!!! That’s great. Over the past decade you have been the leading entertainment agency for mobile disco dance in Bristol, Bath, Swindon and the Southwest, from corporate events and resident nightclub DJ to wedding and birthday parties. I give you a hyperlink 🙂 – Ling