Harmful emissions on the VW T-Roc

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

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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!

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My customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for “excess” miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider “is my journey really neccessary?” and “would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?”.

The CO2 for this VW T-Roc 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 VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £255.24 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 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! £255.24 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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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

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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Andrew in Windsor

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Gotta laugh at some of these letters! It’s amazing how much time some customers put into writing them. Often it can take me up to 10 seconds to read them. Just like this letter from Andrew that I got a while ago:

Andrew says…
CarHi Ling,

Thank you for your great service. I can’t say bad stuff about you because there is none to say. I found you to be friendly and good fun. A great all-round service. Excellent delivery, my Qashqai arrived with a friendly smile.

Andrew
Windsor
SL4 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Andrew, wow, you run a power station! Please keep the electricity coming. I think you supply the Queen in her castle! Enjoy the Qashqai, you were lovely to deal with. – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my VW Golf Estate

Updating the VW Golf Estate 1.0 eTSI Life (110bhp) Estate 5dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

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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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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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.

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!

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

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

I think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.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.

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Fiat Panda Lease delivered to Samuel in Woodbridge

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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 Samuel from Woodbridge. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Samuel says…
carBeing the first time that I had leased a car, I had lots of questions which you answered quickly and clearly, in fact you were very caring and supportive all the way. I am really pleased with my new Fiat Panda and I promise to recommend your company to my friends. Thanks very much Ling I look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Good delivery, efficient and prompt.

Samuel
Woodbridge
IP12 ***

Fiat PandaEditor Note: Hehehe, not often a Fiat dealer gets called “efficient and prompt”! Thanks for the letter, Sam, you work for a Chinese shipping company, so maybe I should say “xie xie” ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy the Kung-Fu Panda! – Ling

Pollution levels on the Honda Jazz have changed

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid eCVT SR (109bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol/electric Automatic Hybrid Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

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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.

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…

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Honda Jazz Hybrid Automatic is now g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid eCVT SR (109bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol/electric Automatic Hybrid Automatic gearbox is only £199.99 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Jazz includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £199.99 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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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Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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

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I think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.com

Honda Jazz

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Charles in Motherwell

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Many customer letters contain really funny stuff. It’s unusual to receive a very dry one. However, I publish them all. Here is a letter from Charles. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Charles says…
carThanks Ling. Fiesta is great, great service, 5 weeks from first contacting you, to car at my doorstep. First class.

Charles
Motherwell
ML1 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Chic (your nick if people wonder), it’s great that you had a Fiesta so fast. Many customers have had Fiestas delayed because Ford cannot keep up with demand. However, you were a lucky one. Enjoy your new silver Titanium TDCi. – Ling

Ling’s VW T-Roc environment info change

All the people with orders in my system for the VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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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.

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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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 £294.18 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 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! £294.18 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.

Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

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

This is the strangest offer ever. I’ll tell all my car driving friends about your site. Cheers.
Tomoko Kawanaka, Edinburgh, EH1 3LU
embar29_@yahoo.co.uk

EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Gary in London

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

Gary says…
carThe entertaining website is interesting – but more than anything else Ling CARES! She worked hard to get what I wanted, when I wanted it, and I wholeheartedly recommend her. The LINGO document upload system is genius. Excellent delivery of my new Civic.

Gary
London
N3 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Well, for philistines out there (that is: smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values), Gary Sinyor is a film director with a number of best-selling films to his credit, like A Pig Farmer Called Leon and In My Dreams. He has worked with stars like Renee Zellewegger and Ling Valentine. Hahahahahah! Well, Gary, you did send me a DVD and complimented me on my web movies … if “Christ, that’s bad” is a compliment? ๐Ÿ™‚ Gotta laugh. Anyway, I withhold your address from groupies and naked girls who just want cheap sex on director’s couch. Enjoy the Civic. Thanks for the comments on the LINGO system. – Ling

Ling is Green. New VW T-Roc info

Great cars like the VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

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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.

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.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the VW T-Roc Petrol Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My VW T-Roc 1.5 TSI Design (150bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr Petrol DSG Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £294.18 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 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! £294.18 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.

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.

I just love the implicit honesty and the way the site is written which holds your complete attention to read the whole site.
Jackie Ragett, Rainham, RM13 9HP
charliechameleon_@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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Audi A4 Saloon Lease delivered to Michael in Peterborough

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Michael in Peterborough. Bloody cat!

Michael says…
carThe Audi is the third vehicle from your company. Your service and the car are both excellent.

Dealer Service รขย€โ€™ TERRIBLE. The car was dropped off and left without any instruction as to what button did what and even how to start it.

Michael
Peterborough
PE2 ***

Audi A4 SaloonEditor Note: Well, I know the answer is to turn the key, but yes, that is terrible. There is a big gap between my service and the dealer service, eh? I am really sorry about this. However, tyou continue to order cars and vans and have another 3 vehicles on order. So I guess you forgive me for the daft dealer. Continue ordering, Mike! – Ling