Making the Citroen C1 greener

The Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Urban Ride 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow 🙂

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.

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.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C1 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 93g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Urban Ride 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £191.59 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 C1 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! £191.59 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.

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

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

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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

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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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Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Roger Keen in Bath

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

Roger says…
CarI have found Ling and LINGsCARS.com very good and efficient to deal with. She is very user friendly, especially her website.

Roger Keen
Bath
BA1 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: In turn, I have found papillon means butterfly. This is delicious insect if you deep fry (very fast) with chilli garlic sauce. Like Milky Way this is very light snack you can eat between meals without ruining appetite. Butterfly less sugar so more healthy. I should be damn celebrity chef, too – Ling

Comparative label for the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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???

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I also took the decision to code into HTML and make available for printing the “Comparative Labels” or the “fridge” type labels you see at Comet and Curry’s on new fridges and washing machines. No other UK website bothers (or wants) to give their customers this information. One day they will be forced to do this. I have made my code freely available for any dealer who wants to use it, and published a tutorial on how to include this in their websites. This was published on the Automotive Management forum on 26th October 2006. To date, no dealer has contacted me to use my code.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 132g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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 Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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.

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.

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

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

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I am in the motor trade, selling uesd cars, and I have got to admit this is one of the most entertaining sites I have had the luck to find.
Phil Davis, Wirral, CH66 2HF
hamletmotors_@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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Dave Thompson 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. Dave Thompson replied with a letter back to me about the Ford Fiesta that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Dave says…
carSuch is the amount of information on the website, accompanied with seemingly genuine testimonials, a feeling of transparency and trust develops which makes it really easy to go ahead and place an order. A welcome refreshing change from dealing with lease/finance companies and the ever present feeling of distrust that it entails. Excellent dealer service ‒ As expected.

Dave Thompson
London
W7 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Yes Dave, ahem, SEEMINGLY GENUINE testimonials, like this one, eh? Hahahahaha, you are funny onion! You think I make thousands of letters up? Glat to get away from the distrust you have felt with other leasing companies. Have a lovely time in great new Fiesta Titanium! – Ling

Petrol consumption and my BMW 2 Series Coupe

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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.

Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas which, when inhaled at high concentrations (a dangerous activity because of the associated asphyxiation risk), produces a sour taste in the mouth and a stinging sensation in the nose and throat. These effects result from the gas dissolving in the mucous membranes and saliva, forming a weak solution of carbonic acid. You may notice this sensation if you attempt to stifle a burp after drinking a carbonated drink. Burp! Ooooops!

For this brand new BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 129g/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 Coupe 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Step Auto (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £304.96 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series 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! £304.96 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.

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

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

Amazing and very funny site.
David McGuire, Blackpool, FY2 0DP
satellitedave_@yahoo.com

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

Renault Megane Sport Tourer Lease delivered to Nicholas Childs in Liverpool

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I have 1523 customer letters! This one was sent by Nicholas Childs after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Renault Megane Sport Tourer

Nicholas says…
CarAs a novice to car rental, Ling’s website and e-mails provided everything I needed to feel confident about dealing on the web. Plain English (CHINGLISH, please – Ling, hehe) and simple instructions made the whole process stress free.

Prompt answers to questions, with no flannel or crap. A huge step forwards with regard to the motor trade. I will definitely return to Ling when the banger dies, for another car – and some more Chinese sweets! Good delivery, but the Megane Sport Tourer could have done with a wash and a polish.

Nicholas Childs
Liverpool
L12 ***

Renault Megane Sport TourerEditor Note: I have passed your comments on delivery to the supplier, Nicholas. They plead bad weather. I look forward to your banger dying :). Thanks so much for the motor-trade comments, I get a lot of criticism because I tell “too much” of the truth, but… I like to treat customers like adults. Great news that my website did a lot to make you feel comfortable. – Ling

Petrol consumption and my Toyota Aygo

My system has alerted me that the Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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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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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?”.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 93g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £143.81 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!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo 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! £143.81 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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Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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

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

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

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Michael Sharpe in Morpeth

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

Michael says…
carLINGsCARS provides a fantastic, efficient service. My new Fiesta arrived on time and in perfect condition. I cannot fault anything! I have and will continue to recommend LINGsCARS to friends and family… to anyone I meet, really! Just wish I had found you sooner and I will never go anywhere else. Excellent delivery, car arrived in perfect condition.

Michael Sharpe
Morpeth
NE61 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Yo, Mick! You are an Environmental Office with a new environmentally-friendly car! Blyth Valley Council should be proud you are reducing CO2 emissions in their area. It was strange to have a request for a wind turbine drive car, all you need to do is avoid low bridges with the propeller blades. Enjoy your new Fiesta! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Toyota Aygo

My system has alerted me that the Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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As a bonus to add to your lower motoring costs, you will get every subsequent year’s road tax sent to you free of charge, saving you up to £385 per year, or £1,155 on a 3-year contract!

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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. So I have some idea what I am talking about, here. How many other people in the UK motor industry can say that?

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For this brand new Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 93g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £143.81 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!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo 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! £143.81 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.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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

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.

Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Mohammed Sarkar in Leyton

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Mohammed Sarkar. I delivered this Vauxhall Corsa to Leyton then I got this very nice letter back…

Mohammed says…
carI am very pleased with the service I received from LINGsCARS start to finish. I had to wait a couple of months for actual delivery because of all the checks and paperwork to be sorted out, but the LINGO online system is excellent and kept me informed every step. I would recommend LINGsCARS to anyone looking to lease a car. Stop thinking and reading testimonials and just go ahead and book the car. Delivery service was fantastic, car delivered on time.

Mohammed Sarkar
Leyton
E10 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Mohammed, thanks. It’s sometimes hard to wait for a car, but these Corsas are very popular and they are a bit backlogged. However, now you have your car, you seem really happy! So nice to deal with a professional person like you because you appreciate the service! Thanks for comments about LINGO (my back-end customer management system that only customers see), I have tried really hard to make that work so well. – Ling