Different NOx levels on the Skoda Karoq Estate

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Skoda Karoq Estate Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

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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.

If showroom-based car dealers fail 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, it renders them liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. This is why dealers miraculously acheive these “minimum standards” – under threat of a �5,000 fine!

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

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My Skoda Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.30 inc VAT per month with 9 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 Karoq 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! £172.30 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.

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.

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

Skoda Karoq Estate

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

Great site, very good offers and the legal stuff is very funny.
Mike Marsh, Redditch, B98 9HZ
mikemarshreddirec_@btinternet.com

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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Peareth in Gateshead

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

David says…
carLeasing a car from LingsCars was the easiest and quickest way I have ever had. Top class secure system and update information given every day. Would not go anywhere else for my cars! Spot on delivery with a friendly service.

David Peareth
Gateshead
NE119RB ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Peas, you are a skilled gardener with local council, so I went on Google Earth to show a pic of the very flower beds you maintain. In summer they are stunning:
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Good eh? Glad you love my service and the Fiesta. See you around, in Gateshead!

Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Claire Spencer in Newbury

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1524 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Claire Spencer

Claire says…
carCar took a long long time to arrive, but I was very pleased with it when it eventually arrived! Very impressed with communication from Ling and her team throughout. They kept me informed of progress and always answered my questions very quickly. Will use again! Thanks. Good delivery, my Fiesta arrived safe and sound.

Claire Spencer
Newbury
RG14 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Claire, well, massive backlogs at the Ford factories at the time you got your car. It did take a long time to be built, sorry about that. But good things come, in the end 🙂 These Titanium Fiestas are just great! Glad you liked the LINGO. – Ling

Change on the Mazda 6 Estate

Looking at my records, the Mazda 6 Estate 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Estate 5dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Mazda to this update!

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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.

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

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 144g/km for the Mazda 6 Estate Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Mazda 6 Estate 2.0 SE-L Nav+ 16v (145bhp) Estate 5dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £245.34 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!).

MazdaThis price on my Mazda 6 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! £245.34 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!

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

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

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

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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.

Toxic gases on the VW T-Roc

My system has alerted me that the VW T-Roc 1.6 TDI SE 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) 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.

At the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a “balloon” payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

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?”.

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The CO2 for this VW T-Roc Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 115g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My VW T-Roc 1.6 TDI SE 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £245.81 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!).

VWThis price on my VW T-Roc 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! £245.81 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.

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.

Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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

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Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
jeremysroberts_@gmail.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.

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Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to Peter Graham Kirkpatrick in Grantham

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Peter Graham Kirkpatrick in Grantham. Bloody cat!

Peter says…
CarHi Ling!

Sorry for the delay – been having too much fun with my new toy! (definitely a superb car to drive, I’d recommend it to anyone).

Anyway, the main point of this email is to thank you very much for your efforts in acquiring this car for me.

There were times in recent weeks when I was beginning to wonder if I would ever get it and you must have got sick of me keep asking when, when, when… so thank you again for your patience.

Even though the deal seemed to take ages from start to finish, I do realise that it was down to events that you had no control over (ie. holidays, shortage of Ford cars etc).

Rest assured, I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone I know who is considering car leasing (personal or business). Hopefully, if I’m still in employment in 3 years time, (and you’re still in the business), you’ll be hearing from me again regarding a replacement and I promise I’ll try to be more patient next time round.

So, best wishes for the future and keep up the brilliant website.

Peter Graham Kirkpatrick
Grantham
NG31 ***

Ford MondeoEditor Note: Peter, yes, everyone has been saying these Mondeos are lovely cars, they are just starting to come through. Ford have been having difficulties (like most manufacturers always do with new cars) and supplies are difficult. I will still be here in 3-years, unless I’m on a tropical island, drinking Bailey’s and watching another sunset 🙂 Thanks for being patient! – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Martin Cadman in Flitwick

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Martin Cadman in Flitwick. Bloody cat!

Martin says…
carThe speed and efficiency of the service provided by Ling and her team was amazing. My car was delivered within three weeks of making my initial enquiry! All queries/issues were resolved immediately via the Lingo system. My one major problem (getting insurance for a contract hire car) led to a call from an insurance broker within 1 hour of my call to Ling. Good delivery, the Fiesta was delivered clean, on time, on the day agreed.

Martin Cadman
Flitwick
MK45 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Great to hear from another Fiesta customer. You are a commercial manager in a major bank, so I protect your address from idiots, Martin. Thanks for making the communication a pleasure and so happy to help sorting your insurance. My contacts are very good 🙂 – Ling

Change on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Changing this information for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420i M Sport 16v (184bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1997cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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.

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

Having got all the info for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 153g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420i M Sport 16v (184bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1997cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £258.80 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 4 Series Gran 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! £258.80 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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Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

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

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I think it’s a very clever way of getting people to visit your excellent site and am truly in stitches! Hope the business goes well and well done on an excellent site!
Tom Yates, Manchester, M20 2LW
tom_@orchardhosting.com

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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

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up

The Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow 🙂

Most Ling cars are on 2 year deals or less, so you should only need an oil and filter service (you won’t need brake pads etc unless you drive like German idiot Schumacker). You just pay this service yourself, OK? Some service intervals (eg. Renault) now at 18,000 miles! You can have this small service done at any cheap VAT registered garage, just use quality parts. Your car is fully covered by the manufacturer warranty (use franchise dealer for this, free), and you get manufacturer’s AA/RAC type cover.

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.”

Having got all the info for the Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 150g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £350.57 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 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! £350.57 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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Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

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

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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

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

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Honda Jazz Lease delivered to Peter Hawkins in Stockton on Tees

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

Peter says…
CarGreat Cars!
Great Prices!
Great Service!

Peter Hawkins
Stockton on Tees
TS18 ***

Honda JazzEditor Note: Wah! This Honda Jazz is the 3rd car you have had from me this year, Peter! No wonder you are tired of writing long letters to me! Keep it short and sweet like Honda Jazz, eh? Thanks for business, what a shame Stockton is 1 hour from Gateshead, or I would ask you to begin cleaning contract in my kitchen! Soy sauce and noodles from floor to ceiling! Yum. – Ling