Possible enviro banding change on the Volvo S60

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Volvo S60 2.0 T4 16v (190bhp) SE Nav Leather Saloon 4dr 1969cc Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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.

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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.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 131g/km for the Volvo S60 Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Volvo S60 2.0 T4 16v (190bhp) SE Nav Leather Saloon 4dr 1969cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £219.04 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 17 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VolvoThis price on my Volvo S60 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! £219.04 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.

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

Volvo S60

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

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What a great site – I didn’t know that leasing a car could actually be funny. If I buy a car, can I pay in Yuan?
Noel Ryan, St Neots, PE19 1NP
noel_ryan_@tiscali.co.uk

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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***SEAT BUILD DELAYS ARE OUT OF CONTROL*** Build delays are…

***SEAT BUILD DELAYS ARE OUT OF CONTROL***

Build delays are really becoming a real nightmare on SEAT models.

Pay attention SEAT

Who knows the truth, but some people say the exchange rate means SEAT aren’t building RHD cars for the UK, some people say politics in Catalonia is causing it?

Is it cruel to suggest that if the Spaniards didn’t go for a snooze every afternoon, it would help meet production targets?

But I’m ordering lots of new SEATs and the UK dealers are pulling their hair out because SEAT just won’t confirm build dates, and then when they do… they get put back. Customers are suffering, SEAT!

I think SEAT should come clean with this, and tell the truth about what’s going on here.

Mazda MX-5 Lease delivered to Vanessa Hyde in Warminster

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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, Vanessa Hyde explains how they are getting on with their Mazda MX-5

Vanessa says…
car“My Mazda MX-5 is such a LUSH car!… And a great deal from Ling!
I am pleased to support Ling working for herself, I got personal service and that means a lot to me. Delivery excellent, service excellent, MX-5 delivered on time!”

Vanessa Hyde
Warminster
BA12 ***

Mazda MX-5Editor Note: Vanessa Margaret Ann Hyde, you were a LUSH customer. Piece of cake to deal with, friendly, charming and not at all awkward, hehehe. Look forward to having you back in 2-years – Ling

New VCA data on the Skoda Octavia

Looking at my records, the Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Skoda to this update!

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

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.”

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Skoda Octavia Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 110g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £196.40 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia 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! £196.40 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.

Use air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.

Skoda Octavia

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

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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

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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Ford Focus Lease delivered to Richard Farmer in Burton Upon Trent

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Richard Farmer. I delivered this Ford Focus to Burton Upon Trent then I got this very nice letter back…

Richard says…
carLing! What can be said?
Ling and co are extremely good at what they do! A sweet, innocent, cost competitive lease car provider! Offering blatant bribes for your custom! Every time I see a “Ling” envelope or receive a “Ling” e-mail I smile! Well nearly always (I lied about the sweet and innocent part!). Delivery was good.

Richard Farmer
Burton Upon Trent
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Ford FocusEditor Note: Hey, another Ford Focus customer! You are director of a company called Elbus Ltd, I always like to get letters from company directors, because I like to hear what people like you who run businesses think of my service. Glad you like the envelopes 🙂 Of course I am sweet and innocent! You think I am guilty??? Pssssssh. Thanks, Richard! – Ling

Petrol consumption and my Honda CR-V

I am Ling and my Honda CR-V 1.6 i DTEC 16v (118bhp) SE Plus Nav 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1597cc Diesel Manual has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

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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.

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A very important feature is to be able to compare many different cars – on my main car listing pages. No franchised dealer will allow this, as they are mainly representing just one brand, so how is the average customer expected to make comparative judgements?

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Honda CR-V Diesel Manual is now 115g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Honda CR-V 1.6 i DTEC 16v (118bhp) SE Plus Nav 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1597cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £265.91 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!).

HondaThis price on my Honda CR-V 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! £265.91 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.

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

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Brilliant and informative website!! Very readable and soooooo much better than Jeremy Clarkson!
Claire Stephen, Darwen, BB3 1EA
willow_wisp3_@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.

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Mitsubishi Outlander Lease delivered to Paramdeep Dosanjh in Warwickshire

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

Paramdeep says…
carGreat service as always. Mitsu Outlander is my second car from you now. Thanks Ling! Star! Excellent delivery. Awesomeness!

Paramdeep Dosanjh
Warwickshire
CV32 ***

Mitsubishi OutlanderEditor Note: Peppy!!! You even drew me a big star, when you say “STAR”! Thanks!! You are a complete lunatic, and that makes you such a nice customer! Always nice to deal with fellow crazzzy. Also we are birds of a feather as we are both the successful immigrant, even though I am the first generation. Hope you love the Outlander – I had a ride in one in China this Christmas at Shuangliu, near Chengdu. It was a lovely car, the owner was a professor and she was VERY pleased with it 🙂 – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Skoda Fabia

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI (75bhp) SE L Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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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???

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Skoda Fabia Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 108g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI (75bhp) SE L Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.98 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Fabia 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! £172.98 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.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

My friend has referred me to your site. Now I was expecting the usual car site with pages of boring cars available to rent. Well, you’re different.
Richard Jones, Bridgend, CF32 8DG,
psychoderek_@sweetthing.wanadoo.co.uk

The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

Citroen C5 Lease delivered to Keith Kelsey in Crowborough

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I have 1525 customer letters! This one was sent by Keith Kelsey after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Citroen C5

Keith says…
carA very good experience dealing with Lingscars and she sends a great free lunch (who said there was no such thing?). Loved the other freebies too. Received my new Citroen C5 on the day I had requested, unfortunately Ling didn’t know about it as the suppliers didn’t tell them, so I didn’t know until the day, however not Ling’s fault!

Keith Kelsey
Crowborough
TN6 ***

Citroen C5Editor Note: The car was dropped on your toes, I agree. They “forgot” to inform me, or you! Sheesh! Only a £20k thing… Anyway, at least it arrived promptly on the day you wanted it 🙂 Glad you loved to deal with me. Hope you did not eat the free lunch, it is a collectors item only as the FUKU brand noodles are slightly poisonous, hahaha! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Citroen C4 Cactus

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

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???

At the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change in December 1997 all developed countries agreed to legally binding targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in response to warnings over global climate change. Following this the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) came to an agreement in July 1998 that committed ACEA to reduce the CO2 emissions from new passenger cars by over 25% to an average CO2 emission figure of 140 g/km by 2008. This is one of the most significant industry agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it has led to more fuel efficient vehicles being brought to the market. Similar voluntary agreements have now been reached with Japanese and Korean motor manufacturers. I dread to think what the Chinese are doing…

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C4 Cactus Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 107g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £177.36 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! £177.36 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.

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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.

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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

A lovely website, well thought out, great prices. Will definitely recommend you.
Jo Read, Birmingham, B49 6AR
jojo998901_@aol.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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