My Ford Kuga Estate CO2 g/km levels

The Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow 🙂

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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Mercedes-Benz told me “Mercedes-Benz dealerships have a limited amount of space available in which to advertise. However, all of the dealership’s websites do include a link to the main site Mercedes-Benz.com where anyone in the world with an interest in obtaining specific environmental information about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can easily find it. Environmental information is also available in brochures that can be obtained at any dealership.” Well, perhaps Head Office at Mercedes-Benz restricts the amount of web space available to each dealer? It’s amazing that they use “space” as an argument for not displaying this info online on each dealer’s site. Web-space is virtually unlimited! A customer should not need to go to World Headquaters to find it (and even then it is not comparative)!

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 145g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £265.10 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 Kuga 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! £265.10 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!

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

What a website! I could read and play all day – and get into trouble for not working!
Marie, Coventry, CV3 5GX
call_marie_@hotmail.com

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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.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Stuart Redshaw in Walsall

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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, Stuart Redshaw explains how they are getting on with their Nissan Qashqai

Stuart says…
CarI have to say that the service provided by Ling was second to none. We were kept informed of the progress on our Nissan Qashqai. And now it has arrived, what a beautiful car to drive and the colour is fantastic. Excellent delivery, very good service.

Stuart Redshaw
Walsall
WS3 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Stuart, I keep telling people to try these Qashqais, they are always really well reviewed cars. And they are built near me by the Mackams. Hope you have a great time in it. Thanks for the kind words about my service. – Ling

Ford Focus Lease delivered to Michael Carter in Pinner

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Michael Carter. I delivered this Ford Focus to Pinner then I got this very nice letter back…

Michael says…
CarDear Ling,

Very pleased with the new Focus, as I was with my previous MX5 from you. Good specifications and good prices. My guess is you were educated at Roedean College and that you put on this Anglo/Chinese accent to try and be authentic.

Your website is excellent and makes it easy to compare cars and prices. Once decided, you make the process of obtaining the chosen car extremely easy. Always good to do business with you.

Michael Carter
Pinner
HA5 ***

Ford FocusEditor Note: Margaret Cole in “Growing up into Revolution” (1949) says: “I have never understood why my parents sent me to Roedean. To remove me from the home was understandable. I was the wrong sort of cuckoo in a horridly alien nest. The cross was too wide, and Roedean was, emphatically, the wrong sort of school for me. But I would go further and say it was not a good sort of school at all. It was very expensive; I only got in as the winner of the single annual scholarship.” On the other hand, I went to No7 Middle School in Chengdu and I say “It was a nice school by Chinese standards. There were thousands and thousands of pupils and we learned by rote, repeating stuff again and again. We could not talk. We sat to attention all day. Punishment was common. Homework lasted until 11pm. Thank God it ended.” Apart from that rubbish, you are a long-term customer, a Quantity Surveyor. I always enjoy dealing with nice, professionals like you, Michael. Enjoy the Focus! – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Kia Picanto

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

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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.

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).

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For this brand new Kia Picanto Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 101g/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 Kia Picanto 1.0 1 12v (66bhp) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £150.59 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!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Picanto 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! £150.59 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.

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

Your site made me laugh more than many of the other sites with mad chinese girls running car leasing companies. Am on a long march to replace my Lexus so this is serious.
Bill Lane, Nottingham, NG10 1QA
billzlane_@aol.com

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Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.

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Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Jonathan Williams in Cardiff

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Jonathan Williams. I delivered this Audi A5 Coupe to Cardiff then I got this very nice letter back…

Jonathan says…
carDealing with Ling for my new Audi A5 Coupe was great. You could never accuse her of not communicating with you – she gives constant updates of where things are – all very reassuring.

Jonathan Williams
Cardiff
CF64 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Well, as you are Operations Manager for Calsonic Kansei UK Ltd (sounds Japanese), then I am pleased you likes my processes 🙂 Enjoy the fast Audi. Those are nice cars! – Ling

My Nissan Navara is more economical now?

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Nissan Navara Diesel 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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).

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!

For this brand new Nissan Navara Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 119g/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 Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £307.30 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Navara 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! £307.30 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.

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

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

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Great site, nicely designed and funny comments…. Contract prices looking good…
Richard Walker, Goring-by-Sea, N12 6HU
rwalker_@c-b-s.co.uk

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Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

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Comparative label for the VW Golf

I am Ling and my VW Golf 2.0 TSI GTI Performance 16v (245bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (7 Speed) Petrol Automatic has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

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.

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

The CO2 for this VW Golf Petrol Automatic is better than it was, at just 144g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My VW Golf 2.0 TSI GTI Performance 16v (245bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (7 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £329.16 inc VAT per month with 9 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! £329.16 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.

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

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

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It’s been listed on MSE.com. iExcellent!
Leyla Knight, Gosport, PO12 4ET
talkstoomuch_@hotmail.com

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Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Jones in Bromsgrove

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from David Jones

David says…
carAlthough I could have got a car for a few pounds less (really??? Never! – Ling), Ling was much more helpful and has an interesting website. Also, i had a problem with my emails, but I was able to use Ling’s secure “LINGO” system with no problem. Everything was made very easy, I know exactly what was going on. My new Fiesta arrived when Ling said it would. VERY PLEASED. Delivery had 46 miles on the clock. Good.

David Jones
Bromsgrove
B60 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: David, when you compare prices, remember that many companies have hidden fees and “document” charges. I avoid these whenever possible. So, the screen price on competitor sites does not always reflect what you will pay. In fact, most competitor car leasing websites are illegal in the way they represent VAT. However, you sound really pleased to choose me and I say THANKS to you for being a star customer. So pleased you like the LINGO system. – Ling

Pollution levels on the Honda Civic have changed

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC EX 16v (120bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1597cc 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!

Most Ling cars are on 2 year deals or less, so you should only need an oil and filter service (you won’t need brake pads etc unless you drive like German idiot Schumacker). You just pay this service yourself, OK? Some service intervals (eg. Renault) now at 18,000 miles! You can have this small service done at any cheap VAT registered garage, just use quality parts. Your car is fully covered by the manufacturer warranty (use franchise dealer for this, free), and you get manufacturer’s AA/RAC type cover.

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Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

For this brand new Honda Civic Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 93g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC EX 16v (120bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1597cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £226.91 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 Civic 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! £226.91 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.

Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

LINGsCARS.com gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed):

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My friend has referred me to your site. Now I was expecting the usual car site with pages of boring cars available to rent. Well, you’re different.
Richard Jones, Bridgend, CF32 8DG,
psychoderek_@sweetthing.wanadoo.co.uk

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.

Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Christopher Livsey in Glanton

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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. Christopher Livsey replied with a letter back to me about the Vauxhall Corsa that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Christopher says…
carFast, quirky and FANTASTIC customer service. We are delighted with our new Corsa and really impressed by your customer service. The whole process was stress-free impressively handled and it is fun to do business with you. We have recommended you to friends and family.

Car arrived in great condition at the time agreed. Comprehensive hand over. Thanks very much. Excellent.

Christopher Livsey
Glanton
NE66 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Well, thanks for recommendations, Chris. You have a super cheap new lease car and I hope it gives you 3-years fantastic service. Thanks for being so brill to deal with. Not only that, but you are quite local to me, too. – Ling