My Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate has been updated

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate 1.2 PureTech 130 Sense (131bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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At the manufacturer’s service intervals, the car will need a service, which you are responsible for. Of course, as it’s a brand-new car, tyres/brakes etc will probably last out the contract so you’ll only have a basic oil and filter service to pay for.

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 Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate 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 Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate 1.2 PureTech 130 Sense (131bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £370.66 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer 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! £370.66 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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Cold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.

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This comment is great:

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

Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

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Honda Jazz Lease delivered to Annette in Beverley

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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 Annette in Beverley. Bloody cat!

Annette says…
carLing,

I love my new Honda Jazz already. A very nice man drove it from Birmingham for me. He was very efficient and professional and helped to remind me of all the things I should be asking him e.g. tax disc, mileage, weather conditions etc he had it all in hand. Thank you so much for your very efficient service from LINGsCARS, it has been the most enjoyable purchasing of a new vehicle I have ever had.

Annette
Beverley
HU17 ***

Honda JazzEditor Note: Annette, that’s fantastic. You are a deputy head teacher so I have hidden your home address from all the terrible kids. Glad you like the Jazz, brill small cars! The service… I will pass regards to the supplier. They are very good. Not sure what else to say except we had a wonderful time chatting and having fun. I have another friend in Beverley now! – Ling

Pollution levels on the Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate have changed

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate Petrol 1.2 PureTech 130 Sense (131bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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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.

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According to Nicholas Stern’s report, 14 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions come from transport. The SMMT points out that the motor industry recognises it has a key role to play in reducing the impact of its products and production processes and will continue to develop the technologies to deliver more sustainable motoring. New cars, commercial vehicles and buses reflect many of the cleaner technologies coming to market, including biofuel models, hybrids and greener diesel vehicles.

For this brand new Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate 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 Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer Estate 1.2 PureTech 130 Sense (131bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £370.66 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen Grand C4 Spacetourer 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! £370.66 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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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

This comment is great:

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

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 (Get quality diesel parts here). 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.

Renault Clio Lease delivered to Marcus in Bingley

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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 Marcus show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Marcus 🙂

Marcus says…
CarExcellent services provided with our new Renault Clio.

Marcus
Bingley
BD16 ***

Renault ClioEditor Note: Marcus, are you trying for the “shortest letter award”??? Hehehe. You even got a 5dr car for the price of a 3 door Clio! You have had many cars from me. Speak to you soon!! – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Nissan Navara

Changing this information for the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (163bhp) Double Cab Acenta TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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???

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 Nissan Navara Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 119g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (163bhp) Double Cab Acenta TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £412.19 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 Navara includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £412.19 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.

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

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

I think that this is a great site. You got some cool crazy humour and jokes which had me rolling on the floor with laughter.
Tabassum Kadiri, Leicester, LE4 7NL
angel4eva25_@hotmail.com

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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 Janet in Warrington

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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 Janet

Janet says…
car“Hi Ling,

Just to let you know car received today and all seems to be fine and in working order. Many thanks for your help through the process, which has not been too painful at all!”

Janet
Warrington
WA5 ***

Audi A4 SaloonEditor Note: What a very nice car you have got, Jan! An Audi A4 Saloon 2.0t Fsi SE Multitronic, Leather, Auto Opening Boot Lid, Front Centre Armrest, Driver Inf System, Heated Front Seats, Split Folding Rear Seats, Multi Steering Wheel, very well specced and very cheap! Enjoy it, eh? – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Deborah in Bristol

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I have 1522 customer letters! This one was sent by Deborah after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Ford Fiesta

Deborah says…
carBrilliant! The whole process ‒ the car ‒ everything. I would definitely use Ling again as everything was great. Plenty of contact, simple process, quick response to e-mails and funny! Felt like I was dealing with a friend. Have recommended already and will be back! Thanks.

Excellent delivery: Good service ‒ polite, smart and delivered car on time. Thank you.

Deborah
Bristol
BS7 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Deb, that sounds good to me! You were great to deal with, we had a load of fun and you were really happy with your Fiesta and the deal. It is hard to do better than that. You are certainly a friend, now 🙂 Thanks for recommendation! – Ling

My Nissan Navara is more economical now?

All the people with orders in my system for the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (163bhp) Double Cab Acenta TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Nissan Navara

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.

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Nissan Navara Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 119g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (163bhp) Double Cab Acenta TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £412.19 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 Navara includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £412.19 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.

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.

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

Nissan Navara

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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

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.

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

The Audi TT Coupe is a Green car yet?

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Audi TT Coupe Petrol 40 TFSI Sport Edition (197bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr Petrol S Tronic Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

At the manufacturer’s service intervals, the car will need a service, which you are responsible for. Of course, as it’s a brand-new car, tyres/brakes etc will probably last out the contract so you’ll only have a basic oil and filter service to pay for.

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My customers have obtained their cars by the lowest polluting method possible – by acquiring them electronically from the internet. No one has had to travel to a showroom (repeatedly) or contributed to car dealers’ massive environmental overheads (heating, lighting, water use, fuel, staffing costs). The cars I supply are often delivered direct from manufacturers’ depots, or where they have been “through” a dealer, they have not required the showroom overhead (these efficiencies have the added benefit of reducing costs!).

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

My Audi TT Coupe 40 TFSI Sport Edition (197bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr Petrol S Tronic Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £361.25 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi TT 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! £361.25 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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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address)

Great site, quite amusing too. Easy layout to understand, great deals, seems friendly and charming with it!
Rachel Ringwood, Kings Lynn, PE31 6UU
rachel_ringwood_1_@yahoo.co.uk

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.

Audi TT Coupe