New VCA data on the Mazda 6 Saloon

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Mazda 6 Saloon 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Saloon 4dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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.

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.

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mazda 6 Saloon Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 142g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Mazda 6 Saloon 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Saloon 4dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £248.30 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!).

MazdaThis price on my Mazda 6 Saloon 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! £248.30 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.

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

These comments have been made about my website:

Love this place, found what I have been looking for all my life. Thank you for making me so happy.
Edel McKenna, Co Derry, BT46 5LE
edel_mckenna_@hotmail.com

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Karen Alpe in Horley

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Karen Alpe. I delivered this Ford Fiesta to Horley then I got this very nice letter back…

Karen says…
carLing and her website are barking mad but don’t be fooled. She is an astute business woman who always puts her customers first. Fantastic deal on the car and even though the car arrived with a slight problem- Ling kicked arse!! And sorted it. I have already recommended to several friends.

Problems with car on delivery but rectified promptly.

Karen Alpe
Horley
RH6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Yes Karen, there were blemishes under the paint (due to Ford factory). Also, the spare key did not work. I immediately got the supplying dealer to rectify. They said:

As explained in our telephone call, we will be dropping off a Fiesta loan car by transporter (between 9am and 1pm) and collecting your Fiesta to inspect and rectify the paint work issue.

The supplying dealer did this quickly and also mended the un-coded key. I went mental that a car was delivered in this condition, and the Ford dealer was very apologetic. Often the cars are delivered from PDI depots withut visiting the dealer and this may have been the case. But, it is never acceptable, so I detail this so that other customers can see how things always get put right, fast, if there is a problem.

So pleased that you were happy overall and that it didn’t spoil your new car experience 🙂 That you have recommended me, speaks loudly. Thanks so much, Karen. Good result (even though it should never have happened). – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Citroen C1 have changed

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Feel 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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.

Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 93g/km for the Citroen C1 Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Citroen C1 1.0 VTi Feel 12v (72bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £112.79 inc VAT per month with 9 months initial payment, followed by 11 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! £112.79 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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Use air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.

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

Your site made me laugh more than many of the other sites with mad chinese girls running car leasing companies. Am on a long march to replace my Lexus so this is serious.
Bill Lane, Nottingham, NG10 1QA
billzlane_@aol.com

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Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Ian Green in Wigan

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

Ian says…
carThis is the first time I have leased a vehicle like this. Ling’s website & service has made the process as smooth as possible. Ling and the team have been there for me every step of the way. The Lingo system is brilliant and response times have been excellent. I would recommend using Ling to anyone. The car is fantastic and just what I ordered. Thanks for all your help, guidance and support. Excellent delivery of my new A5 Coupe, first class service from supplying dealer.

Ian Green
Wigan
WN4 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Yes, as they say in Liverpool, your A5 was a “steal”, hahahaha! You had extras including electric folding mirrors, 19 inch y spoke alloys, Audi music interface, GSM phone prep as standard. As a high-up in education, your comments on MY business are very welcome. Thanks so much, Ian! – Ling

My Mercedes E Class is more economical now?

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Mercedes E Class 2.0 E220d AMG Line Premium 16v (194bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Local franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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My customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

Having got all the info for the Mercedes E Class Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 126g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Mercedes E Class 2.0 E220d AMG Line Premium 16v (194bhp) (4 seats) Cabriolet 2dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £528.31 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E Class 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! £528.31 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.

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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Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says…

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Love this site. You are as mad as me! Love the style and straightforward info and price seems good. Well done and good luck.
Nigel Hill, Podington, NN29 7HX
a.hill20_@tiscali.co.uk

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.

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Ford Focus Lease delivered to Michael Carter in Pinner

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Michael Carter wrote this one:

Michael says…
CarDear Ling,

Very pleased with the new Focus, as I was with my previous MX5 from you. Good specifications and good prices. My guess is you were educated at Roedean College and that you put on this Anglo/Chinese accent to try and be authentic.

Your website is excellent and makes it easy to compare cars and prices. Once decided, you make the process of obtaining the chosen car extremely easy. Always good to do business with you.

Michael Carter
Pinner
HA5 ***

Ford FocusEditor Note: Margaret Cole in “Growing up into Revolution” (1949) says: “I have never understood why my parents sent me to Roedean. To remove me from the home was understandable. I was the wrong sort of cuckoo in a horridly alien nest. The cross was too wide, and Roedean was, emphatically, the wrong sort of school for me. But I would go further and say it was not a good sort of school at all. It was very expensive; I only got in as the winner of the single annual scholarship.” On the other hand, I went to No7 Middle School in Chengdu and I say “It was a nice school by Chinese standards. There were thousands and thousands of pupils and we learned by rote, repeating stuff again and again. We could not talk. We sat to attention all day. Punishment was common. Homework lasted until 11pm. Thank God it ended.” Apart from that rubbish, you are a long-term customer, a Quantity Surveyor. I always enjoy dealing with nice, professionals like you, Michael. Enjoy the Focus! – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Citroen C4 Cactus

All the people with orders in my system for the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech Flair 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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???

Mercedes-Benz told me “Mercedes-Benz dealerships have a limited amount of space available in which to advertise. However, all of the dealership’s websites do include a link to the main site Mercedes-Benz.com where anyone in the world with an interest in obtaining specific environmental information about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can easily find it. Environmental information is also available in brochures that can be obtained at any dealership.” Well, perhaps Head Office at Mercedes-Benz restricts the amount of web space available to each dealer? It’s amazing that they use “space” as an argument for not displaying this info online on each dealer’s site. Web-space is virtually unlimited! A customer should not need to go to World Headquaters to find it (and even then it is not comparative)!

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The CO2 for this Citroen C4 Cactus Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 100g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech Flair 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £197.16 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 11 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 C4 Cactus 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! £197.16 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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Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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

You are as mad as my wife-to-be is. Good site, very funny.
Dave Millar, Kings Lynn PE30 3PN
highlander557_@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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Stuart McNeil in Stranraer

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Stuart McNeil after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Ford Fiesta

Stuart says…
carIt was very simple arranging delivery of my new Fiesta. From beginning of enquiries to delivering of car was 2 weeks. I am happy with the service I received from LingsCars. Good delivery.

Stuart McNeil
Stranraer
DG9 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Stuart, that’s great! Not often I can deliver THAT fast! You wanted a black car as you are a Funeral Director. Except it would be hard to fit the coffin of a cat in a Fiesta, never mind a human! Thanks for the biz, hopefully I will not need services from you soon 🙂 – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Ryder in Wimborne

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer David Ryder wrote this one:

David says…
carHi Ling- I must say that I was very impressed with the great service you gave. It’s really good to be able to get replies within a few minutes of asking a question! The website is wacky but brilliant. Many thanks. Excellent delivery, very efficient and polite.

David Ryder
Wimborne
BH21 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Brilliant. I am so happy you are another customer who seems really pleased with my service. Sorry the website is so wacky, but I get bored and can’t resist. Thanks for such kind comments about my super-fast LINGO system. Enjoy bloody Fiesta! – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Citroen DS3

Checking against the values I publish for the Citroen DS3 1.2 PureTech Cafe Racer 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 3dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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.

Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Citroen DS3 Petrol Manual is now g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Citroen DS3 1.2 PureTech Cafe Racer 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 3dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £196.56 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 11 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 DS3 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! £196.56 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.

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

These comments have been made about my website:

The website is great. I love the way everything is neatly organised and easy to understand.
Lynette Allen, Darlington, DL1 4NL
wolfatnight2003_@yahoo.co.uk

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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