Toxic gases on the Audi A4

Changing this information for the Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Saloon 4dr 1395cc Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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.

I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

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The CO2 for this Audi A4 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 128g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Saloon 4dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £251.68 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! £251.68 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.

Do not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

What a website! I could read and play all day – and get into trouble for not working!
Marie, Coventry, CV3 5GX
call_marie_@hotmail.com

Environmental Data

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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Zil 131 Lease delivered to Competitors in All Over The UK

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I am amazed the Post Office needs to be privatised, the amount that my customers spend sending me letters about their new cars. Here, Competitors explains how they are getting on with their Zil 131

Competitors says…
CarJust for a change, I thought I would show you some of the comments I regularly receive from competitors. It kind of shows what they think of me. Glad 1000 of my customers who bother to write in, seem to disagree with them – Ling

Derek Glass, ACPL Online: – “If you had a black cat you could have the tag “The Black Cat and his oriental twat!””

Marcus Nicholls – Sales manager AUF.co.uk: – “Great character name….. LING STING – A Chinese Arsehole!”

Martyn Lambert Associate partner – Neva Consultants: – “She makes our industry into a joke.” “Maybe someone could press that button on the rocket launcher while she’s sitting on the missile!!”

Ian Sturgeon – Knights of Newcastle (Kia/Proton Franchise): – “Fok you too, slanty.” (sic)

Derek Glass, ACPL Online: – “Yeh Ming go funk urself and eat some noodles!”

Neva Consultants: – “Chinese twat”

Competitors
All Over The UK
NE11 ***

Zil 131Editor Note: Well, glad to know there are professionals in this car leasing industry. I bet they sit and “tut” all the way through Top Gear, too… – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Volkswagen Golf

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Volkswagen Golf Diesel 1.6 TDI 16v (115bhp) SE [Nav] Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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

Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volkswagen Golf Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 106g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 16v (115bhp) SE [Nav] Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £238.80 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!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Golf 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! £238.80 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.

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

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

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

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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to David Brown in Tunbridge Wells

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

David says…
CarOur experience during the lease of a new Nissan Qashqai was very straight forward with no complications whatsoever. Ling is an extremely professional and efficient individual who always promptly responded to our email enquiries/requests within minutes of them being sent.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to business colleagues and acquaintances, as her service has been second to none… something which cannot be said of larger organisations in the same sector.

David Brown
Tunbridge Wells
TN4 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Dave, yes, well… not everyone is great in the car business – everyone knows that. I do my best to BE the best. As you are the owner of a large business of your own, I feel proud that you say such nice things. Speak soon! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Nissan Juke

Great cars like the Nissan Juke 1.2 DIG-T 16v (115bhp) Tekna Hatchback 5dr 1197cc 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.

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I get my car deals from many sources, main dealers, finance companies, or I work them out myself using different finance companies. Main dealers I use include; Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda (boo), Mercedes-Benz, MG (new improved Chinese joke version!), Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyoung (North Korean??) Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (or VW), and Volvo. Amazing, huh???

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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.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Nissan Juke Petrol Manual is now 126g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Nissan Juke 1.2 DIG-T 16v (115bhp) Tekna Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £211.18 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Juke 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! £211.18 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.

Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

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These comments have been made about my website:

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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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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

Honda Jazz Lease delivered to John Wilson in Ripon

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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 John Wilson. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

John says…
CarI have been leasing cars from Ling for four years now; 6 cars (for interest… Picasso, Golf, Picasso, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-5, latest is Honda Jazz – Ling). Each time Ling (that’s me! – Ling) has been most helpful and provides the information I have needed. The cars have been delivered on time, everytime. I would not hesitate to recommend LINGsCARS to anybody.

John Wilson
Ripon
HG4 ***

Honda JazzEditor Note: My God! You proposed your first car with me on 4/12/2001, John!!! That is amazing. Time is flying, as saying goes. Glad you are always so happy, in Ripon, where I have found out that every evening at 9pm, someone blows a horn in street. Disgusting drunken English girl, I bet. Happens on Newcastle Quayside every night too, but not to rigid timetable. I am blaming government drinking laws- – Ling

Pollutant levels on my Seat Leon

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Seat Leon 1.2 TSI 16v (110bhp) SE Dynamic Technology Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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 �1000’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.

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I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Seat Leon Petrol Manual is now 116g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Seat Leon 1.2 TSI 16v (110bhp) SE Dynamic Technology Hatchback 5dr 1197cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £166.30 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!).

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! £166.30 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.

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.

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

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

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You be crazy, but I love it.
Dan Craggs, Barry, CF63 1FS
dancraggs_@gmail.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.

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Volkswagen Passat Lease delivered to Ashley Goodchild in Basildon

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Getting letters in the post is really nice. It makes a lovely change from getting email. This one was sent by Ashley Goodchild from Basildon. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Ashley says…
CarLing,

So few times do people do what they say.

When I first contacted you, you said you would get my new VW Passat to me in 3 weeks. Well, you did it to the day! It was delivered to my door at work (the dealer was great!). I also loved the online chat so you could keep me up to date.

Can I say anything bad about you? YES! The Chinese sweets (red tea boiled sweets, hehe – Ling) were disgusting!

Would I recommend you? YES! To everyone who has admired my new car.

Ashley Goodchild
Basildon
SS14 ***

Volkswagen PassatEditor Note: Oh! Ashley, like typical man you crunch sweets. How many times I have to tell customer, you should SUCK sweets. I am not always this amazing at getting cars delivered on time. Look at letter below, but then again your car is damn German so probably get here more promptly than French car – Ling

Emission figures on the Volkswagen Golf

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 16v (204bhp) GTE Hatchback 5dr 1395cc Hybrid DSG Automatic has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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.

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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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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 37g/km for the Volkswagen Golf Hybrid DSG Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 16v (204bhp) GTE Hatchback 5dr 1395cc Hybrid DSG Automatic gearbox is only £295.36 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!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Golf 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! £295.36 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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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.

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I also think Americans complain much, much, much too much.
Alexis Scales, New Herrington, DH4 7BB
alexis.scales_@sunderland.ac.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.