Toxic gases on the Fiat 500

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

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Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late. Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

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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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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is now 110g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £168.00 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £168.00 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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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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Quality website! Certainly had me chuckling! A breath of fresh air!
Stefan Rose, Durham, DH1 4LR
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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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New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Nissan Qashqai

Look, another CO2 change! The Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DiG-T Tekna+ 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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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.

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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!).

Having got all the info for the Nissan Qashqai Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 129g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Nissan Qashqai 1.2 DiG-T Tekna+ 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £285.61 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 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! £285.61 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 get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one.

Most entertaining site since “origamiboulder” (that is CLASSIC site. I own an Origami Boulder from true artist! – Ling). Ling, you’re the best!!
Mandya Miller, Darlington, DL3 9AJ
aura321_@hotmail.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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Peugeot 308 Lease delivered to Sarah Jarrett in Cumbria

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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 Sarah Jarrett from Cumbria. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Sarah says…
carFound LINGsCARS after recommendation from family and expected the service to be compromised because the price of my new Peugeot 308 was so much lower than anywhere else I had looked. This wasn’t the case and I couldn’t have been treated any better – despite the remote location of my house. I would and have recommended Ling to everyone I know.

Sarah Jarrett
Cumbria
CA14 ***

Peugeot 308Editor Note: Hahahaha, price of the car has nothing to do with service, Sarah. I treat all customers the same, from Matiz to BMW M3. No difference to me. I generate the lowest prices possible, and demand top service from suppliers. Lovely letter from wild and windy (and wet) Cumbria, thanks so much! – Ling

Seat Toledo Lease delivered to Bill Stirling in Rothwell

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

Bill says…
car“Dear Ling,

This was my first experience of leasing and I have to say that your website made it very easy and gave me confidence to go forward – and I’m glad I did. I settled for a nice Seat Toledo, I got the colour I wanted and all the paperwork was well prepared and instructions were easy to follow. It was a very clean and prompt delivery and easy handover. Thanks again for all your advice and care.”

Bill Stirling
Rothwell
LS26 ***

Seat ToledoEditor Note: Bill, as you had your car over Christmas, we both decided to have it delivered to a car dealer in Leeds two minutes from your work – and you collected it at your leisure. That was a great success. You have the 140bhp version of the Toledo, with the Golf GT TDi engine in it, for just £179.99+VAT a month – what a bargain for a fast car. A real Golf GT TDi would have been £80 more (for really, the same car with a different body). You are Scottish ethnic, always nice to deal with another racial minority 🙂 – Ling

Toxic gases on the Nissan Juke

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Nissan Juke 1.2 DiG-T Acenta 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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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.

Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive of the SMMT wrote to me and said “Ling, thank you very much for giving us the opportunity at SMMT to look at the impact of the (environmental) label in a different media from the car showroom. We have always been aware that like the “white goods” label on which the car label is based, that its merits extend beyond the car showroom. In addition we know that the earlier in the buying process the purchaser thinks about low CO2 emissions the more consideration it will be given in the buying process. The industry is committed to seeing the environmental credentials of cars being widely publicised and the SMMT will continue to provide leadership in this area; as with all new initiatives in a huge industry like ours, it takes a bit of time to become widespread and universally available but please be in no doubt that the SMMT and I personally are determined to see the widespread use of the new label.”

The CO2 for this Nissan Juke Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 126g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Nissan Juke 1.2 DiG-T Acenta 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £188.90 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 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! £188.90 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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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!

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

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These comments have been made about my website:

Great site, nicely designed and funny comments…. Contract prices looking good…
Richard Walker, Goring-by-Sea, N12 6HU
rwalker_@c-b-s.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.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Caroline Barulis in Hertford

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

Caroline says…
carBrilliant service, great online LINGO system. Thanks for all your help with my new Honda Civic.

Caroline Barulis
Hertford
SG13 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Cal, just a short note, but a happy customer 🙂 Thanks so much for sending that, really hope you love you nice new car. – Ling

Comparative label for the Peugeot 3008 Estate

All the people with orders in my system for the Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.5 BlueHDi Allure (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1499cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual 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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How to explain this without it seeming like the usual sales talk? … I don’t know, but I will try to make this clear… You know, you are not buying this car. Only renting it for (probably 1 or 2 or 3 years). So you are not stuck with it forever. So, you have no real risk. You are going to pay someone some money to run a car however you look at it.

I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure that 99% of UK franchised car dealers refuse to go beyond (and hide behind, IMHO). So, I make sure that at-a-glance CO2, fuel economy and the coloured “greeness indicator bars” are displayed clearly on my homepage car listings for easy comparison purposes.

Having got all the info for the Peugeot 3008 Estate Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 109g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.5 BlueHDi Allure (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1499cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £295.45 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 17 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 3008 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! £295.45 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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Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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These comments have been made about my website:

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

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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