Pollution levels on the Citroen C3 have changed

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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.

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!).

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 109g/km for the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £169.99 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C3 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! £169.99 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.

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!

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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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
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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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Citroen C4 Lease delivered to Natalie V. in Aberfoyle

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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 Natalie V. that I got a while ago:

Natalie says…
CarLing has made my first venture into car leasing easy, stress free and most importantly of all fun! I will certainly be returning to Ling in the future for any leasing needs or just crazy words and humour.
Thanks Ling for arranging my lovely new Citroen C4.

Natalie V.
Aberfoyle
FK8 ***

Citroen C4Editor Note: Well, why not have crazy words, Natalie? Getting a new car should be fun ๐Ÿ™‚ Why make it all serious and miserable? I’m so pleased you are happy and hope you enjoy driving around Scotland. – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Volvo V40

Checking against the values I publish for the Volvo V40 2.0 T2 16v (122bhp) Momentum Hatchback 5dr 1969cc Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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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.

Martin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said “Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further”

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volvo V40 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 127g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Volvo V40 2.0 T2 16v (122bhp) Momentum Hatchback 5dr 1969cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £211.43 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!).

VolvoThis price on my Volvo V40 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! £211.43 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.

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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Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

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Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

What a wonderful way to get people to look at your site, it certainly gets people talking. Fab PR. Very informative site and also very funny. I will certainly recommend others to look at this site.
Gabby Shore, Telford, TF5 0BQ

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.

Volkswagen Golf Lease delivered to Oliver Woodcock in Manchester

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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 Oliver Woodcock that I got a while ago:

Oliver says…
carThanks for all your help and in getting me a great deal on the Golf. Although there was a delay on the manufacturer side, Ling kept me up to date all the way. Great service, love the car (and the banter with Ling’s staff!). Many thanks. Dealer Service รขย€โ€™ Good รขย€โ€™ Delayed delivery, but overall good service.

Oliver Woodcock
Manchester
M34 ***

Volkswagen GolfEditor Note: Yes, Ol, the delays were all down to VW being very slow at building the cars. There is always great demand for Golfs, and you had a top of range one which is even harder to get. Hope it’s lovely. Original and best ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for letter! – Ling

Emission figures on the Skoda Octavia Estate

My system has alerted me that the Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel 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.

With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

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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.

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 113g/km for the Skoda Octavia Estate Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £248.23 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia 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! £248.23 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.

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

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

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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Citroen C4 Picasso Lease delivered to Diane Mawson in Leeds

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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. Diane Mawson replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen C4 Picasso that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Diane says…
carDealing with LINGsCARS gave me peace of mind from beginning to end, never had a problem, helping me with any concerns I had. I would definitely recommend LINGsCARS, probably using Ling after our existing contract runs out. I was disappointed the car didn’t arrive on a trailer.

Diane Mawson
Leeds
LS19 ***

Citroen C4 PicassoEditor Note: Di, glad you are happy with my service. We can’t have it all ways, re the delivery (Birmingham to Leeds). If cars are trailered then someone has to pay and the cost of the rental goes up. It is cheaper to drive cars because that’s what they are built to do. Any miles will be adjusted so you don’t pay for them at the end. Apart from that you seem a happy bunny with your new C4 Picasso. Thanks so much for comments ๐Ÿ™‚ – Ling

My Seat Leon is more economical now?

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Seat Leon 1.2 TSI 16v (110bhp) SE Dynamic Technology Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

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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?

The CO2 for this Seat Leon Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 116g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My Seat Leon 1.2 TSI 16v (110bhp) SE Dynamic Technology Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £166.45 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!).

SeatThis price on my Seat Leon 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! £166.45 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.

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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.

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

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Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

Hi Ling! This is the best website I have come across so far… very funny and original. I will email to all my “kaki” in UK!!
Francis Lee, London, WC1H 9PL
drcclee_@yahoo.co.uk

The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

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Honda Civic Type-R Lease delivered to Wayne Parsons in Bristol

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

Wayne says…
carA good clear website. Prices in front of you. What you see is what you pay and they are cheap. Why anyone would would want to buy a car when when you can lease at these prices, I don’t know? Do the maths. Splash the cash and what you lose in depreciation is more than your rental. Plus no aggro trying to sell. Change every two or three years. Ling keeps you updated. I’ve got a shiny Civic Type-R. Could never buy this. I’m proof, using Ling and get the car you really really want.

Thanks Ling, really pleased with the car. Wish finance company were as efficient as your team. I’m up your way in June. May try to pop in and get photo done for your website. what you think?

Wayne Parsons
Bristol
BS34 ***

Honda Civic Type-REditor Note: Hey, Wayne, photo would be great. Feel free to pop in, please email first to check I have not gone out. Always people here, though. You are exactly correct about the maths, these cars are damn cheap. So pleased you are happy bunny. Thanks for website comments, I appreciate those ๐Ÿ™‚ – Ling

Comparative label for the Audi A4

Checking against the values I publish for the Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) SE Saloon 4dr 1395cc Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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 ร‚ยฃ385 per year, or ร‚ยฃ1,155 on a 3-year contract!

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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.

The CO2 for this Audi A4 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 Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) SE Saloon 4dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £260.70 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 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 A4 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! £260.70 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.

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

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

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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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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.

Citroen Berlingo Lease delivered to Gavin McKenzie in East Lothian

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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. Gavin McKenzie replied with a letter back to me about the Citroen Berlingo that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Gavin says…
CarGreat service and good communication. Dealing with “the boss” means things get done and in a timeworthy fashion. I must sound like “the boss” that I am with that comment! My Citroen Berlingo was delivered within 1 week, with half tank of fuel. Thanks Ling, do you pay referral fees?

Gavin McKenzie
East Lothian
EH32 ***

Citroen BerlingoEditor Note: Gavin, no, I don’t pay referral fees, as my prices are so close to the bone that I do not have margin. Plus I refuse to increase costs for referred customers, just to generate some commission for referrers. Sounds terrible? I just cannot really do much about this. Berlingos usually arrive fast as hell, Citroen are good at this. Thanks, Boss! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Ling