Petrol consumption and my Honda Jazz

My system has alerted me that the Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc 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.

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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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.”

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.

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My Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £155.99 inc VAT per month with 6 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! £155.99 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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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.

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

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

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Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
jeremysroberts_@gmail.com

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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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Darren Arulvasagam in Pagnell

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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 Darren Arulvasagam. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Darren says…
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Ling might be mental,
her website is less than ornamental,
but the deal was cheap,
and the process made it easy to reap.

We’re happy with our car, surely the best lease company by far!!! Excellent delivery of my Qashqai!

Darren Arulvasagam
Pagnell
MK16 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: What lovely poetry, Darren. Even though I cannot pronounce your surname, I enjoyed dealing with you. As you are Finance and Business Manager for a North London NHS PCT, I am happy you worked out this was the cheapest Qashqai in the World! Great fun to deal with you. Apply Poet Laureate immediately! – Ling

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Stewart Collinson in Scunthorpe

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I am amazed the Post Office needs to be privatised, the amount that my customers spend sending me letters about their new cars. Here, Stewart Collinson explains how they are getting on with their Honda Civic

Stewart says…
CarThank you for supplying my new Honda Civic, it looks and drives just as it should! What an experience, you’re a wild one, still it’s a good way to lease and would be boring if we were all business-like and “stiff” all the time! Delivery was excellent.

Stewart Collinson
Scunthorpe
DN16 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Hahahaha, a “wild one”! I just like to have fun, Stewart, that’s what it should all be about. Have a great time in the Civic, see you in 2-years. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up

The Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow 🙂

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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.

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

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 150g/km for the Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £350.57 inc VAT per month with 6 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 X Class Double Cab Pick-up 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! £350.57 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.

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.

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

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Website is so much fun and makes looking for cars fun. I will definitely be looking later in the year when my wife’s car is due for change.
Warren Holt, Bury, BL8 1XJ
warren.holt1_@virgin.com

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Graham Palmer in Moreton Morrell

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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 Graham Palmer. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Graham says…
carLing’s approach to providing vehicle lease solutions is as effective, professional and customer driven as it is innovative and zany! Well done! The Nissan Qashqai is pretty good too! Dealer service was good ‒ Vehicle should have been checked more thoroughly before delivery.

Graham Palmer
Moreton Morrell
CV35 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Yes, you had a scratch which needed repairing Graham. But you have a super new car. The Nissan Qashqais are very good cars. Glad you thought my service professional yet fun. We had a great time getting your car 🙂 – Ling

Toxic gases on the BMW 2 Series Coupe

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the BMW 2 Series Coupe 2.0 218d M Sport (Nav) 16v (150bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1995cc Diesel Step Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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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Martin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said “Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further”

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the BMW 2 Series Coupe Diesel Automatic is now 119g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My BMW 2 Series Coupe 2.0 218d M Sport (Nav) 16v (150bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1995cc Diesel Step Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £278.36 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series 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! £278.36 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!

BMW 2 Series Coupe

Try to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.

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This comment is great:

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

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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.

Audi A6 Saloon Lease delivered to Darren Shelton in Immingham

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Getting letters in the post is really nice. It makes a lovely change from getting email. This one was sent by Darren Shelton from Immingham. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Darren says…
CarThe Audi A6 Saloon arrived on time, very quickly and in pristine condition. I am very happy with the service and will definitely use Ling again. Excellent delivery.

Darren Shelton
Immingham
DN40 ***

Audi A6 SaloonEditor Note: Wow, short and sweet letter from another Audi customer. Thanks for the comments from Immingham, Darren. Talk in a couple of years, eh? – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Mercedes C Class Coupe

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Mercedes C Class Coupe 1.5 C200 AMG Line 16v (198bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1497cc Petrol 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Petrol Automatic information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

Personal Contract Hire is exactly the same as contract hire for businesses. This is the beauty of getting a car like this, as you benefit from FLEET BONUSES! However, VAT makes a difference. Businesses get the rentals shown ex-VAT (they can often reclaim half of it), whereas private purchasers have it included in the rentals.

Mercedes C Class Coupe

If showroom-based car dealers fail 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, it renders them liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. This is why dealers miraculously acheive these “minimum standards” – under threat of a �5,000 fine!

Having got all the info for the Mercedes C Class Coupe Petrol Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 140g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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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 £346.68 inc VAT per month with 6 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! £346.68 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.

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

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

Mad as a Frog Eyed Sprite!
Nick Cater, Langport, TA10 0DL
winningentry_@hotmail.com

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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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Toyota Prius Lease delivered to Marjorie Harvey in Bristol

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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 Marjorie Harvey. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

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

Harmful emissions on the Renault Captur

Looking at my records, the Renault Captur 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Renault to this update!

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

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

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Renault Captur Petrol Manual is now 139g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Renault Captur 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £184.45 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! £184.45 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.

Use air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.

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

Great site, friendly and one hell of a laugh. Look forward to renting a car from you in the very near future.
Diane Findlay, Corby, NN17 2AL
diane_findlay_@msn.com

Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.