New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Skoda Karoq Estate

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Skoda Karoq Estate 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

Environmental Data

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”

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 119g/km for the Skoda Karoq Estate Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

Environmental Data

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.

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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.

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

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

Skoda Karoq Estate

Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@hotmail.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.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Steve Banks in Cheadle

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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 Steve Banks that I got a while ago:

Steve says…
CarThe car is superb and the service you have provided is superb also. It has been plain sailing from the start and quite fast. The car was delivered on time by a nice chap from Birmingham. I particularly liked the level of communication information you provided via e-mails/letters and would recommend you to everyone I know. Many thanks. Excellent delivery.

Steve Banks
Cheadle
SK8 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Steve, that’s great. Congratulations on the new baby for you and Liz. You had better get fitting the child seats 🙂 Thanks for being a lovely customer. – Ling

Toxic gases on the Mercedes GLC Estate

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Mercedes GLC Estate 2.1 220d 4Matic Sport 16v (170bhp) Station Wagon 5dr 2143cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Mercedes GLC Estate

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

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I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Mercedes GLC Estate Diesel Automatic is now 129g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Mercedes GLC Estate 2.1 220d 4Matic Sport 16v (170bhp) Station Wagon 5dr 2143cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £394.33 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 GLC 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! £394.33 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.

Environmental Data

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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Environment

This comment is great:

Thank you so much for having such a fun and original website. This is one of the best sites I have been on. I have very much enjoyed my visit. I wish more people were as witty as you.
Shelley Enright, Sheffield, S26 5LX
bladesbird_@btinternet.com

Environment

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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Kia Picanto Lease delivered to Ann Giddy in Mitcham

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Many customer letters contain really funny stuff. It’s unusual to receive a very dry one. However, I publish them all. Here is a letter from Ann Giddy. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Ann says…
car“Thanks Ling, the whole process was extremely painless! Swift service, quick response – no hard sell – just plain information. You replied promptly and efficiently.

The Kia Picanto was delivered within 3 weeks from start to finish. I will definitely recommend LINGsCARS.com and I would use you again. Delivery was good, but they did not let me know that the car was coming – lucky I was in!”

Ann Giddy
Mitcham
CR4 ***

Kia PicantoEditor Note: Hmmm, Ann – you can see the difference between a typical Kia dealer and a BMW dealer (if you read the letter above). I just don’t know why all dealers cannot achieve the same high standard, what does a phone call cost? I will have a rant to them. You were a lovely customer, thanks! – Ling

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Nicholas Melling in Address Withheld

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Nicholas Melling. I delivered this Honda Civic to Address Withheld then I got this very nice letter back…

Nicholas says…
carLing did great getting me my new Honda Civic – nickname “The Bullet”. My wife’s car is nicknamed “The Bucket”.

Even though I cancelled the first order as the stupid car had no Air/Con Ling was very patient and did not make me sit on the naughty step. Well done Ling! Delivery was very good, by nice blokes. Excellent!

Nicholas Melling
Address Withheld
TN3 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: First car was a Type-R Civic, but you wanted aircon, so we got you a diesel Civic which is nearly as fast. The bullet, hahaha! It is black, so you should call it the Black Bullet! Your poor wife :). Thanks for funny letter, you are a Company Director, but also a funny guy, thanks for making me laugh! – Ling

Ling is Green. New Honda Jazz info

Great cars like the Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

Environmental Data

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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!

Having got all the info for the Honda Jazz Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 116g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC S 16v (102bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £134.41 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!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Jazz 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! £134.41 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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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.

Environmental Data

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

This comment is great:

Environment

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
charliechameleon_@yahoo.co.uk

Environmental Data

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.

Possible enviro banding change on the BMW 4 Series Coupe

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these BMW 4 Series Coupe 2.0 420i M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (184bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1998cc Petrol Automatic (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

BMW 4 Series Coupe

You run this new car for 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on the term, and run it within an agreed mileage limit (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per year, but different mileages are possible). If you exceed the mileage limit, you pay for extra miles at (typically) 4p – 10p per extra mile. This is known as the excess mileage rate.

The VCA (the VCA is the Government designated UK approval authority) wrote to me, saying “I can appreciate the efforts you are making to improve environmental awareness amongst your customers and I’m sure that your approach will be of help to them when deciding on a new car. At this time there is no legal requirement for dealers to display this information on their websites.” Why not? I think there should be! The VCA continued, “Your comments and in depth suggestions on how we might improve the output of the data will be considered alongside any other proposals for change.”

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 134g/km for the BMW 4 Series Coupe Petrol Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

Environmental Data

My BMW 4 Series Coupe 2.0 420i M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (184bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1998cc Petrol Automatic (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £314.38 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 4 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! £314.38 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.

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

Environmental Data

These comments have been made about my website:

Environment

Ling, I found your site because you are a Googlewhack!!! If you enter the words “antidisestablishmentarianism multipla” you are the only site that is found!! I am, however, glad I found you because it is a mad site!!! I think you should get in touch with Dave Gorman to tell him you are a Googlewhack!
Chris Eyre, Dewsbury, WF13 4RA
leedsfan72_@hotmail.com

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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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Toyota Prius Lease delivered to Alan Sadler in Birmingham

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

Alan says…
CarCarExcellent service and communication supplying our two new Toyota Priuses. Provided with good honest advice – will certainly continue to use Ling Cars in the future. Good delivery, on time.

Alan Sadler
Birmingham
B42 ***

Toyota PriusEditor Note: Alan, wow, now you are saving TWO planets 🙂 I give you a hyperlink for lovely letter. thanks for being such a nice customer. You are repeating customer, so I am so happy to see you back. See you in 3-years. – Ling

The Renault Captur is a Green car yet?

Great cars like the Renault Captur 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

Renault Captur

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

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!).

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For this brand new Renault Captur Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 139g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Renault Captur 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £184.45 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!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Captur 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! £184.45 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.

Environment

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.

Renault Captur

Cold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.

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Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist.

Environmental Data

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

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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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Renault Clio Lease delivered to Paul Rowden in Milton Keynes

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Paul Rowden. I delivered this Renault Clio to Milton Keynes then I got this very nice letter back…

Paul says…
CarBest website ever!

It’s laid out in price order, the prices for higher mileages are available at the touch of a button. Loads of useful info.

Ordering my new Renault Clio was very straightforward, no up front deposit or document fee, just an initial payment cheque (that didn’t get cashed for over 2-weeks). All our emails were responded to very quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend. The only problem was an out of date misleading warranty form (from Renault themselves) – otherwise excellent.

Paul Rowden
Milton Keynes
MK8 ***

Renault ClioEditor Note: Paul, yes, the supplier admitted the Renault form was out of date, sorry about that. It is strange that different suppliers use different forms, this one is now changing their forms. Still, we sorted that out and you were a happy chappy 🙂 Enjoy the cheap Clio!!! Thanks for being so pleasant and easy to deal with, this was a breeze! Your company is run wholly by technical staff with no high pressure sales team. CSR Digital can answer any questions about copiers and will install and provide customer training. Networked copiers are supplied with all relevant software and if required, technicians can set up network printing and scanning. You provide service and repairs in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Coventry and Warwickshire. You service & repair Ricoh, Gestetner, Nashuatec, Rex Rotary, Infotec, Lanier, Savin, Olivetti & Canon. Your customers range from household names to one man businesses. I would recommend you based on the efficiency and how nice you were to deal with when you were getting your new Clio. – Ling