Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Peugeot 2008 Estate

The Peugeot 2008 Estate 1.2 PureTech 130 GT (131bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.

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)!

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The CO2 for this Peugeot 2008 Estate 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.

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My Peugeot 2008 Estate 1.2 PureTech 130 GT (131bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £286.43 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot 2008 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! £286.43 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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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.

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

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What a great site.
Stuart Benzie, Peterhead, AB42 4RA
stuartbenzie_@yahoo.co.uk

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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.

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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Stewart in Scunthorpe

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

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
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

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Susan in Normanton

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1522 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Susan

Susan says…
carGood easy to use website, fast response to order and any queries. Had a bit of a delay on delivery but otherwise very good service. Thanks Ling! Car in good condition, delay on delivery.

Susan
Normanton
WF6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Sue, the delay in delivery was just the volume of deliveries in the Ford network which simply meant that as usual the supplying dealers made a mess of organising dates. It drives me mad. How hard is it to arrange a date and stick to it? Apart from the final delivery, things were great and you loved your car. That’s great! – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Nissan Qashqai New

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Nissan Qashqai New 1.3 DiG-T MH Acenta Premium (140bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

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.”

The CO2 for this Nissan Qashqai New 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.

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My Nissan Qashqai New 1.3 DiG-T MH Acenta Premium (140bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £293.44 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Qashqai New 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! £293.44 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.

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

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

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

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.

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I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Nissan Qashqai New

Looking at my records, the Nissan Qashqai New 1.3 DiG-T MH Acenta Premium (140bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Nissan to this update!

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

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

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

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My Nissan Qashqai New 1.3 DiG-T MH Acenta Premium (140bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £293.44 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Qashqai New 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! £293.44 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.

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

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

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Your website is pretty cool.
Sophie Weston, Conningsby, LN4 4RJ
sloppysophie_@yahoo.co.uk

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

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Smart fortwo Coupe Lease delivered to Keith in Aberdeen

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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 Keith show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Keith ๐Ÿ™‚

Keith says…
carWe’re delighted with our new wee car, the Smart coupe ForTwo. Ling- thanks for everything you’ve done – We’ll certainly come back to you!! Good delivery as expected.

Keith
Aberdeen
AB21 ***

Smart fortwo CoupeEditor Note: Keith, you are a finance manager for an underwater oil rig company. I appreciate that you must have figured out this is the cheapest way to get a new Smartie car. Lovely to deal with you, wee you in a couple of years, eh? Enjoy the Smart! – Ling

My Audi Q5 Estate is more economical now?

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Audi Q5 Estate 40 TDI Quattro Sport (204bhp) Estate 5dr Diesel S Tronic Diesel Automatic and I am updating it on my website now.

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Sometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying รฏยฟยฝ1000’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.

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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.”

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the Audi Q5 Estate Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Audi Q5 Estate 40 TDI Quattro Sport (204bhp) Estate 5dr Diesel S Tronic Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £504.32 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q5 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! £504.32 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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Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

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

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Damn you Ling! Despite being drawn in by your website I turn up at Gosforth, Newcastle to test-drive a car and what do I see? Ling’s Nuclear Rocket Truck on the horizon! Your link has been emailed around friends/family/work colleagues – you funny but also make good sense!
Phil Hughes, Newcastle, NE6 5TD
phabr_@yahoo.co.uk

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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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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Michael in Skipton

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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 Michael show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Michael ๐Ÿ™‚

Michael says…
carExcellent customer service. The difference is รขย€โ€™ Ling tells you the answer before you’ve asked the question รขย€โ€™ upfront, no bullshit, informative, with large dollops of that legendary North Eastern wit – what’s not to like? Would recommend without question.

Good delivery of my new Fiesta, on time as promised.

Michael
Skipton
BD23 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Well, I have to have wit when dealing with tight Yorkshiremen! Hahaha, otherwise I would have to make grumpy grunting noises to communicate, like they do in Yorkshire ๐Ÿ™‚ Where the hell is Skipton? In the middle of nowhere, no wonder you chatted a lot and seemed lonely. Never mind, you have new Fiesta pet, now. ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, the answer is always: “Database” ๐Ÿ™‚ – Ling

Toyota Prius Lease delivered to Alan in Birmingham

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

Alan says…
CarCarExcellent service and communication supplying our two new Toyota Priuses. Provided with good honest advice – will certainly continue to use Ling Cars in the future. Good delivery, on time.

Alan
Birmingham
B42 ***

Toyota PriusEditor Note: Alan, wow, now you are saving TWO planets ๐Ÿ™‚ I give you a hyperlink for lovely letter. thanks for being such a nice customer. You are repeating customer, so I am so happy to see you back. See you in 3-years. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Checking against the values I publish for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 218i Sport (136bhp) Saloon 4dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

You run this new car for 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on the term, and run it within an agreed mileage limit (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per year, but different mileages are possible). If you exceed the mileage limit, you pay for extra miles at (typically) 4p – 10p per extra mile. This is known as the excess mileage rate.

When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

For this brand new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 218i Sport (136bhp) Saloon 4dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £302.40 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series Gran 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! £302.40 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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.

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

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

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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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.