Skoda Karoq Estate pollution changed

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Skoda Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

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Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the Skoda Karoq Estate 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 Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI SE Technology (110bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £234.92 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Karoq 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! £234.92 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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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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

Skoda Karoq Estate

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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Citroen C1 Lease delivered to David in Bristol

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1522 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer David wrote this one:

David says…
carThe whole process of leasing our wonderful new car was handed professionally and courteously by Ling and her team at all times. Communication was very easy using the website. The car was delivered on time, exactly as arranged. Thanks so much LINGsCARS – I cannot recommend you highly enough! Excellent delivery – dealer was very helpful resolving one minor issue.

David
Bristol
BS48 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Call me Dave (just like Cameron), you were a delightful customer, despite the fact you work for the evil empire of AOL. I am happy that you liked the service and the car. See you in a few years! – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the VW T-Roc

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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.

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the VW T-Roc Petrol Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £275.78 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VWThis price on my VW T-Roc 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! £275.78 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.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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Your site made me laugh out loud – a rare treat! Not many do that. Cheers.
Dave Harries, North Weald, CM16 6DB
harriesmob_@ntlworld.com

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.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Paul in Bradford

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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. Paul replied with a letter back to me about the Honda Civic that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Paul says…
CarVery easy process from beginning to delivery of car, Ling does all the hard work. I just read the forms and signed them. Delivery was spot on, no fuss or bother.

However… I haven’t had confirmation from the finance company on what day my payments are taken from my account. The car was first registered 24/12/07, I took delivery 19/05/2008, on a 3-year contract – so there is a warranty shortfall.

I’d recommend Lings Cars / her process to anybody thinking about getting a new car.

Paul
Bradford
BD2 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Paul, well, the finance company should take payment 1 month after delivery, but that can usually be adjusted by you by a few days either way to fit in with pay-day, etc. I did make clear on my car detail page that these were pre-reg cars, so yes, you have a warranty shortfall on a 3-year contract. However, this is a Honda, and they have the lowest warranty claims in the industry. Thanks for the recommendation, you were a really nice customer to deal with, in enclave People’s Republic of Bradford. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the VW Golf Estate

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this VW Golf Estate Petrol Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

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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On new cars for example, average CO2 has been cut by more than 10 per cent in six years. Improvements at manufacturing sites have been more significant. Published in September, the SMMT’s seventh annual sustainability report showed that average energy used � and CO2 emitted – to produce each vehicle in the UK has been halved in just four years.

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

My VW Golf Estate 1.0 eTSI Life (110bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £262.80 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Golf 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! £262.80 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

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

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

Great site, easy to navigate.
Jammer Hearne, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 7FY
greenday_chic_xx_@hotmail.co.uk

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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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Leanne in Newton Aycliffe

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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, Leanne explains how they are getting on with their Nissan Qashqai

Leanne says…
carLing provides a great professional service, with excellent communication and fantastic deals – we will be telling all our friends and family about your service – thank you. Excellent delivery of our new Nissan Qashqai, on time!

Leanne
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Leanne, thanks. These Qashqais are local cars to you and me, being built in Washington. Glad you liked my service and comms, that will be LINGO 🙂 I wait for your friends to flood me with enquiries, hahaha. As you are MD of a local company, I appreciate the comments. Thanks. – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Nissan Juke have changed

All the people with orders in my system for the Nissan Juke 1.0 DiG-T Acenta (114bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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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Compared to improvements in the emissions of toxic pollutants, there has been less progress on reducing CO2 from cars. For a given type of fuel the CO2 emissions of a car are directly proportional to the quantity of fuel consumed. Until recently the average fuel consumption of new cars was unchanged relative to that in the mid 1980�s. This was because while engines have become more efficient over this period, average vehicle mass has increased due to additional features to meet crash safety requirements and the widespread addition of features such as power assisted steering and air conditioning. However, there are signs that in the last few years average fuel consumption has begun to drop in response to voluntary agreements by vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions.

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

My Nissan Juke 1.0 DiG-T Acenta (114bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £175.92 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 Juke 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! £175.92 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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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.

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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

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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Claire in Newbury

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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 Claire from Newbury. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Claire says…
carCar took a long long time to arrive, but I was very pleased with it when it eventually arrived! Very impressed with communication from Ling and her team throughout. They kept me informed of progress and always answered my questions very quickly. Will use again! Thanks. Good delivery, my Fiesta arrived safe and sound.

Claire
Newbury
RG14 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Claire, well, massive backlogs at the Ford factories at the time you got your car. It did take a long time to be built, sorry about that. But good things come, in the end 🙂 These Titanium Fiestas are just great! Glad you liked the LINGO. – Ling

VW Golf Estate pollution changed

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the VW Golf Estate 1.0 eTSI Life (110bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Sometimes new car will be delivered on a car transporter, other times it will be driven to you. Either way, I always ask you check mileage on delivery. Write mileage on delivery sheet (before signing!!!) and keep a copy. At the end of contract, you can then subtract these miles from any “excess mileage” you may have incurred (extra miles over contract amount). This is easy if you have kept a copy of the delivery note. This is hard if you have lost it.

My customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

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

My VW Golf Estate 1.0 eTSI Life (110bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £262.80 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Golf 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! £262.80 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.

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

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Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says…

I think this is a fab website.
Kate Howell, Swansea, SA1 6JN
katevhowell_@ecologyfund.net

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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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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Gareth in Paisely

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I always ask my customers if they have comments about getting their new car. Really, I am looking for criticisms (so I can improve my service). However, customers like Gareth show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Gareth 🙂

Gareth says…
carLing, my wife and I were very impressed with your service. Getting our car from you was a no-brainer. Monthly payments were half than if we bought the Honda Civic. We went to a dealer for a test drive, loved the car, then signed up with you. End to end in 3-weeks.

Your style is a refreshing change, very prompt at updates and answering questions. Love the LINGO system. I’ve already got family getting cars from you based on me raving about you. I look forward to getting my next car from you. Excellent delivery, Honda driver was very prompt and polite.

Gareth
Paisely
PA1 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: I withhold your address for security because you do important stuff for Australia. Gareth, so pleased – you sound like a happy bunny with your Civic. You should not take advantage of dealers’ goodwill by using them as a test-drive facility (mmmmmpppfffff :). Poor souls. LINGO – thanks so much for the comments, I put a hell of a lot of work into that. Now, I am dealing with being flooded with your family 🙂 Enjoy that Honda! – Ling