New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Changing this information for the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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

Environment

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)!

For this brand new VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 132g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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.

Environmental Data

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

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

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

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.

Audi A6 Saloon Lease delivered to Darren Shelton in Immingham

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1523 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Darren Shelton wrote this one:

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

Citroen C3 Lease delivered to Jude Leitch in Cramlington

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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. Jude Leitch replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen C3 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Jude says…
car“Ling made leasing a car easy – and even fun! Her response was really quick and she made sure it was delivered before Christmas. The delivery was excellent, and the sweets were nice, too!”

Jude Leitch
Cramlington
NE23 ***

Citroen C3Editor Note: Jude, you manage one of the best local shopping centres, so I have to look after you! You chose a Citroen and my supplier is the best in the UK, so we managed to get your car in about 10 days. This is very fast! However, you are one of the first people to tell me the Chinese sweets were nice, so everyone else will now question your judgement on my service. – Ling

Harmful emissions on the BMW X3 Estate

I am Ling and my BMW X3 Estate 2.0 xDrive20d M Sport 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1995cc Diesel 4X4 Step Auto (8 Speed) Diesel 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?

BMW X3 Estate

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.

Environment

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.

Having got all the info for the BMW X3 Estate Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 144g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

Environmental Data

My BMW X3 Estate 2.0 xDrive20d M Sport 16v (190bhp) Estate 5dr 1995cc Diesel 4X4 Step Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £406.26 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 X3 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! £406.26 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Environment

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.

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

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

Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@hotmail.com

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.

Environment

Petrol consumption and my Honda Civic

Checking against the values I publish for the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE 16v (120bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1597cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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 have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

Environmental Data

The CO2 for this Honda Civic Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 93g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC SE 16v (120bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1597cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £219.54 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! £219.54 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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.

Honda Civic

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

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

What a great site – I didn’t know that leasing a car could actually be funny. If I buy a car, can I pay in Yuan?
Noel Ryan, St Neots, PE19 1NP
noel_ryan_@tiscali.co.uk

Environment

In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Ryder in Wimborne

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

David says…
carHi Ling- I must say that I was very impressed with the great service you gave. It’s really good to be able to get replies within a few minutes of asking a question! The website is wacky but brilliant. Many thanks. Excellent delivery, very efficient and polite.

David Ryder
Wimborne
BH21 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Brilliant. I am so happy you are another customer who seems really pleased with my service. Sorry the website is so wacky, but I get bored and can’t resist. Thanks for such kind comments about my super-fast LINGO system. Enjoy bloody Fiesta! – Ling

Citroen C1 Lease delivered to Frank Thornborrow in London

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Frank Thornborrow. I delivered this Citroen C1 to London then I got this very nice letter back…

Frank says…
carFantastic price! Fantastic service! Service with humour, you cannot beat it. Thanks! Good delivery of my new Citroen C1.

Frank Thornborrow
London
SE2 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Frankie, I have withheld your address because you are a bloody sensitive occupation 🙂 I don’t want anyone giving you problems. Small C1 is ideal car for city. All you have to do now is drive it like hell 🙂 Hahaha! Thanks for lovely comments! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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???

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 VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 132g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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.

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

These comments have been made about my website:

Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Stuart Redshaw in Walsall

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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 Stuart Redshaw from Walsall. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

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

My Toyota Aygo CO2 g/km levels

The Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow 🙂

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.

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.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual is now 93g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £142.21 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!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo 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! £142.21 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.

Toyota Aygo

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

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

Nice site. I love the intelligence question.
Vincent Omoke, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY
luamboluanzo_@aol.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.

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