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Fiat Grande Punto Lease delivered to Carl McMonagle in Wakefield

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

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I have 1529 customer letters! This one was sent by Carl McMonagle after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Fiat Grande Punto

Carl says…
carHi Ling,

Just to let you know, I have found the whole process of leasing my Fiat Grande Punto
very easy from start to finish. Delivery was excellent, too. Many thanks and I will be recommending you to my friends.

Carl McMonagle
44 Meadow Side Road
East Ardsley
Wakefield
WF3 2LZ

Fiat Grande PuntoEditor Note: Wow, Carl! My husband was born in Wakefield, I know East Ardsley well. I often visit Wrenthorpe. My service suited you well, I think, and you were very good with all the paperwork. Being from Yorkshire, you appreciated the cheap price, too! Hahaha. A brand new Grande Punto for less than £30 a week is a great deal, eh? – Ling

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon is more economical now?

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class SaloonAll the people with orders in my system for the Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonOh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

EnvironmentCompared 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 1980s. 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.

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Enviroment LabelFor this brand new Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 133g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Mercedes E-Class Saloon is now 58mpg

The Mercedes E-Class Saloon falls into the E E band overall.

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £404.40 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £404.40 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.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonRemember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalUse air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.”

These comments have been made about my website: “Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@hotmail.com

Don’t buy a mobile until you have checked out LINGsMOBILES.com. Loads of cheap phones, there.

LingsMobiles

Nissan Note Lease delivered to Sally Jackson in Bridgend

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

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

Sally says…
car“It took longer to get the Nissan Note than I was first advised, which was very inconvenient. However, Ling was always quick to respond to enquiries and as helpful as she could be in the circumstances.”

Sally Jackson
5 Ebenezer Terrace
Blackmill
Bridgend
CF35 6EA

Nissan NoteEditor Note: Hmmm, this was a simple case of the car taking longer to arrive than Nissan first thought. I often say that this is the one area of my business that I am not quite in control of; I cannot build/transport/make the cars arrive any quicker than they do. I can put a rocket up a dealer’s ass, sure, but that only helps after the car has arrived from a manufacturer. If you bought the car cash from a Nissan dealer, I’m afraid that your Nissan Note would not have arrived any faster than it did. Sorry for the inconvenience, Sally. However, look at the letter above and the one below and you’ll see this isn’t always the case – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Volvo S60

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Volvo S60CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Volvo S60 Diesel Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

Volvo S60At 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.

EnvironmentMartin 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"

In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

Enviroment LabelThe CO2 for this Volvo S60 Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 106g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Volvo S60 is now mpg

The Volvo S60 falls into the B B band overall.

My Volvo S60 1.6 D2 8v (115bhp) R Design Saloon 4dr 1560cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £322.28 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!).

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! £322.28 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.

Volvo S60Winning 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalDo not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.”

<a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a> gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed): “I also think Americans complain much, much, much too much.
Alexis Scales, New Herrington, DH4 7BB
alexis.scales_@sunderland.ac.uk

I have a mobile phone website, now… HERE

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Lease delivered to Paul Richards in Hoyland

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

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

Paul says…
Great website, I hope we can do business. Are you really a Chinese or some English person who has hit on great idea to attract custom?

Paul Richards
The Old Hall Cottage
Black Lane
Hoyland
S74 0DX

BMW X4Editor Note: Hahaha, are YOU really English, Paul? I will correct your grammar; in your last sentence you should write “… or some Chinese person who has hit on a great idea to attract custom?” Maybe because you are from Yorkshire/Sheffield/Barnsley area I will let you off for using such poor grammar. Husband says that South Yorkshire is a little “behind”. Or maybe you are Chinese person pretending to be English? Noodles on their way to you – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Skoda Octavia

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda OctaviaFuel is a fortune these days, so when the Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Skoda OctaviaHow 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.

EnvironmentOn new cars for example, average CO2 has been cut by more than 10 per cent in six years. Improvements at manufacturing sites have been more significant. Published in September, the SMMT’s seventh annual sustainability report showed that average energy used and CO2 emitted – to produce each vehicle in the UK has been halved in just four years.

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Enviroment LabelHaving got all the info for the Skoda Octavia Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 119g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Skoda Octavia is now 61mpg

The Skoda Octavia falls into the C C band overall.

My Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £271.87 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! £271.87 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.

Skoda OctaviaThe 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalFinal word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; "Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk."”

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me – “Really cool website, very different from others I have been on. Lots of interesting stuff.
Dot Gannon, Warrington, WA2 7EY
comps.gannon_@ntlworld.com

I have spent ages building a new mobile phone site, HERE.

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Audi A3 Lease delivered to Stephen Smith in St Helens

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1529 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Stephen Smith

Stephen says…
carThis is the second time I have used LINGsCARS and once again I can say that the service was second to none. I was kept up to date constantly about date of delivery etc (on the new LINGO system), and the new Audi A3 was on my drive within the time I was given. Thanks Ling. Delivery was excellent.

Stephen Smith
57 Wedgewood Gardens
St Benedicts Court
St Helens
WA9 5GA

Audi A3 CabrioletEditor Note: Stephen, well, you are welcome. I like nothing more than repeating customers coming back for more punishment! You noticed a change with my new LINGO system, eh? See you in a couple of years! – Ling

Pollutant levels on my Ford Fiesta

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FiestaChanging this information for the Ford Fiesta 1.25 i (80bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 1242cc Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

Ford FiestaHow 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.

EnvironmentIn 2008, I won the "BEST non-franchised ENVIRONMENTALIST" in the Automotive Management Awards, sponsored by the RAC. My website won "BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007" in the Automotive Management Awards. My website has been voted in the "TOP 100" in the world, by FHM magazine. I was voted "NORTH-EAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2006" in the One North East-sponsored WIN business awards. CAR Magazine listed me in their TOP 7 pick of UK car websites. I have around 50,000 unique visitors a month. I have well over 3000 happy, existing customers, and over 900 letters published on this website.

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Enviroment LabelThe CO2 for this Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 124g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Ford Fiesta is now mpg

The Ford Fiesta falls into the D D band overall.

My Ford Fiesta 1.25 i (80bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.01 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Fiesta 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! £172.01 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.

Ford FiestaRemember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalDo not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.”

This comment is great: “Very good website.
Paul Simpson, Widnes, WA8 3LS
simmo68uk_@yahoo.co.uk

If you need a mobile phone, I can find you the best price HERE

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Citroen C5 Lease delivered to Paul Hay in Rhayader

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

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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, Paul Hay explains how they are getting on with their Citroen C5

Paul says…
CarLing, I am more than happy to provide some feedback – I can honestly say that the whole “Ling” experience has been an absolute joy – always quick, clear, efficient and often hilarious (a crazy lady!!). I will never “buy” another car again and will definitely be back in 3-years. Excellent service, my new Citroen C5 VTR+ was delivered bang on time.

Also, just to let you (and anyone else) know that the new shape C5 is superb – smooth, luxurious and economical (50mpg!). It looks amazing, too. Many thanks again for arranging it all, see you in 3-years.

Paul Hay
St Harmon
Rhayader
LD6 5LU

Citroen C5 TourerEditor Note: Well, it is like supplying that bloody Jeremy Clarkson! You do a Top Gear road-test for me, in the letter :) Hahahaha, yes, these cars are great, but i had a big fight with Citroen about the way the market it as unmistakEably German, especially as they mis-spell it (IMHO) in their advertising. A much better bet though, than the latest Laguna. Renault are ashamed of putting a 1.5 diesel engine in it, they hide that fact! So pleased that you are happy, my Citroen dealers do a very good job! I also have support from Citroen UK. A good company! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Skoda Octavia

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda OctaviaGreen output is important to me, so I tell you the Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Skoda OctaviaHave you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

EnvironmentAnd if you are thinking that all the fuss at the moment should be about air travel, not cars, Michael O’Leary (of Ryanair) will put you right. He said "Aviation accounts for a ‘Mickey Mouse’ 3% of carbon emissions across the EU, compared with nearly 25% from road transport" He also said "I dont believe in trotting out all that PC claptrap just not to upset a couple of fu*king environmental lunatics. They are just loons" – which makes sense to me, as I have a problem with this statement from Christopher Macgowan, the head of the SMMT; "The motor industry is committed to helping tackle climate change". Frankly, I don’t think many retailers and dealers are.

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

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 129g/km for the Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Skoda Octavia is now 56mpg

The Skoda Octavia falls into the D D band overall.

My Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £298.80 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!).

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! £298.80 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.

Skoda OctaviaSir 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!

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalKeep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.”

Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one: “Brilliant and informative website!! Very readable and soooooo much better than Jeremy Clarkson!
Claire Stephen, Darwen, BB3 1EA
willow_wisp3_@hotmail.com

I have spent ages building a new mobile phone site, HERE.

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Skoda Superb Lease delivered to David Warden in Lincoln

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 David Warden show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to David Warden :)

David says…
carIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a car from Ling. The old boys network may not like it, but Ling is the best. Dealer quite excellent ? the guy who delivered the car was top notch.

David Warden
Address Withheld
Lincoln
LN2 ***

Skoda Superb EstateEditor Note: DC, you are a top Executive Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions, so I have withheld your address for extra security. Thanks so much for those comments, you are a sage I think. Or a Mandarin, or something. The Skoda Superb is a brilliant car, my sister has a new one in China, and loves it. Hope it gives you two years of fantastic motoring. I pass your comments to dealer, thanks. – Ling

Volvo XC90 pollution changed

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Volvo XC90Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 20v (200bhp) ES 4WD Station Wagon (7-seat) 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Volvo XC90Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late. Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

EnvironmentChristopher 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."

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.

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 219g/km for the Volvo XC90 Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Volvo XC90 is now 34mpg

The Volvo XC90 falls into the K K band overall.

My Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 20v (200bhp) ES 4WD Station Wagon (7-seat) 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £372.00 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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 XC90 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! £372.00 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.

Volvo XC90Sir 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!

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalTry to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “Nice site. I love the intelligence question.
Vincent Omoke, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY
luamboluanzo_@aol.com

I have a mobile phone website, now… HERE

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Mercedes C-class Saloon Lease delivered to Roy Blackburn in Cardiff

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Roy Blackburn. I delivered this Mercedes C-class Saloon to Cardiff then I got this very nice letter back…

Roy says…
carWe went to at least 10 other lease-hire providers and told them all to try and match Ling’s price. The closest alternative would have cost us over £1000 more over the hire period. Ling’s website is funny but her prices are seriously good. Excellent delivery, clear, concise and honest.

Roy Blackburn
Blackburn Griffiths Ltd
8 Deryn Court
Wharfedale
Cardiff
CF23 7NB

Mercedes C-Class SaloonEditor Note: Well, here is another professional company, Blackburn Griffiths Ltd is a consulting civil engineering company in Cardiff… so Roy, I take your letter very seriously. Thanks for the comments. I really do my best and am so pleased to get a letter like this. Thanks. I will say the reason the Merc was cheaper than everyone else is that I treat it like a can of beans. I don’t add crazy premium for a badge or a name. It makes no difference to me if you have a Fiesta, a Range Rover or a Merc… I simply treat you the same and don’t try to make a massive profit. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Mercedes A-Class

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes A-ClassGreat cars like the Mercedes A-Class 1.5 CDi 8v (107bhp) A180 ECO SE Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel 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.

Mercedes A-ClassHave you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

EnvironmentMy 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!).

Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 92g/km for the Mercedes A-Class Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Mercedes A-Class is now 78mpg

The Mercedes A-Class falls into the A A band overall.

My Mercedes A-Class 1.5 CDi 8v (107bhp) A180 ECO SE Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £256.06 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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 A-Class includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £256.06 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.

Mercedes A-ClassThe 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
jeremysroberts_@gmail.com

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Mercedes E-Class Saloon Leasing Cheap £410.99 inc VAT

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

I have just uploaded a new Mercedes E-Class Saloon cheap lease deal to my contract hire website!

I added New Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel, with Automatic gearbox and Metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £410.99 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!).

Get a Quote!

I want to become THE emotional choice for thinking people want a new car, in the UK. To provide the BEST service, better than any other car supplier. To have the LOWEST overheads in the car industry in the UK, and to pass on the SAVINGS to my customers. And to KILL my competition by being BETTER than them.

This price includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans!

The bottom line is that customers must save money by using me, or else I could not exist. However, it helps to think in different terms to those pushed down your throat by most car dealers.

Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £410.99 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.

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Anyone you choose can drive this Mercedes E-Class Saloon, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

Retail prices mean nothing. Residuals mean nothing. Move away from “what is it worth” thinking. All that matters is what car “X” is going to cost you, over a fixed period of time. That is the service I provide. Your costs are set in concrete.
No haggling with dealers, no trying to sell an old car privately, just pay the monthly fee and drive the damn car. Easy!

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good deals, though. – Ling!

Mercedes E-Class Saloon Leasing Cheap £410.99 inc VAT

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Hey, dudes!!! Pay attention! I have just uploaded a new car lease Mercedes E-Class Saloon deal to my contract hire and leasing website!

I added New Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel, with Automatic gearbox and Metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £410.99 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!).

Get a Quote!

This price includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans (exception being on Mercedes-Benz)! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £410.99 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.

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Anyone you choose can drive this Mercedes E-Class Saloon, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

I seem to spend my life telling people they are too late for good deal: 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. Then here is my tip; if you see damn good bargain, don’t think too long, just jump. Often the fantastic bargain deals are only available for 1 or 2 days at a time.
Then POOF! Gone! Just like Easyjet/Ryanair cheap flights. Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late.
Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good deals, though. – Ling!

Mercedes E-Class Saloon Leasing Cheap £410.99 inc VAT

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

I have been offered the following Mercedes E-Class Saloon car lease deal, so here it is! I have just uploaded a new Mercedes E-Class Saloon deal to my contract hire website!

I added New Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel, with Automatic gearbox and Metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £410.99 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!).

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 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???

Get a Quote!

This price I quote 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! £410.99 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.

Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Anyone you choose can drive this Mercedes E-Class Saloon, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. When you have your new car, enjoy it! Complete any services that may become due.
Fix any problems for free under manufacturer’s warranty. Replacement road tax usually arrives free each year, in the post. At the end of the rental period, get ready to return your car. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good leasing deals, though. – Ling!

Audi A3 Lease delivered to David Wintle in Kent

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 David Wintle in Kent. Bloody cat!

David says…
carHi Ling. Well it took some time but in fairness that was down to the dealer and not you and we did get a free car for 6 weeks which was good. When the car arrived it was fine and still is. So overall we would do it again. Very slow delivery, complete load of rubbish about why the car was delayed, which went on and on. Not good at all.

David Wintle
85 Bramley Ave
Faversham
Kent
ME13 8LP

Audi A3 CabrioletEditor Note: Not down to the dealer. Agree slow delivery not good, David, but not a complete load of rubbish why it was late. Audi in Germany are rubbish at doing anything in a timely manner this year. Almost every VW or Audi has suffered delays, but yours more than most. But, hey, you got a free car for 6 weeks! It is very hard to argue against that, as it was 100% free, with free mileage. If anyone reads down these letters, the common theme of the very few moans is… Audi delays. This has been due to the post credit-crunch Audi factory delays and diversion of stock to the (higher profit) Euro zone, following Sterling devaluation against the Euro. Audi (and some VW) service in the UK (by Audi/VW, not the dealers) was rubbish in 2009. Most Audi dealers have been pulling out their hair for the same reasons, they have had hundreds of screaming customers (quite rightly screaming).

Having said all that, it is a completely unsatisfactory situation and the fact that Audi (frankly) lie about due dates is terrible. Makes everyone look shit, I’m afraid. Annoys customers, like you, David. Not much else to add. I simply cannot affect Audi policy, much as I would like to fly to Germany and scream at them.

You could have paid full retail price and the car would not have arrived sooner, I’m afraid. Situation on most Audis is simply – BAD. – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Volvo S60

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Volvo S60Great cars like the Volvo S60 1.6 D2 8v (115bhp) R Design Saloon 4dr 1560cc Diesel 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.

Volvo S60These 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).

EnvironmentThe 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."

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.

Enviroment LabelI am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Volvo S60 Diesel Manual is now 106g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Volvo S60 is now mpg

The Volvo S60 falls into the B B band overall.

My Volvo S60 1.6 D2 8v (115bhp) R Design Saloon 4dr 1560cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £322.28 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!).

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! £322.28 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.

Volvo S60Remember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalKeep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.”

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address) “I haven’t seen a site like this at all on the whole of the web or internet (which ever it is). If only there were more of you about we would all be rich (but then I suppose you would be broke). Anyway, this site is brill and now in my bookmarks.
Brett Hollis, Tibshelf, DE55 5LX
brett.hollis_@btinternet.com

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Lexus Is Lease delivered to Ashley Goodchild in Basildon

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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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…
carWhen I decided I wanted a Lexus I went to my local dealer to see if he could match Ling. He said that Ling was lying and couldn’t get me the Lexus IS at the price quoted by Ling. Well… I now have the car, as usual on time, and at the price quoted. Ling does exactly as she says, this is my 2nd car from her and she has always delivered. Still hate the bloody Chinese sweets though.

Ashley Goodchild
29 Alcotes
Basildon
SS14 1TW

Lexus ISEditor Note: Ashley, you work in a solicitors in London, so I guess you learn to tell who is lying. In this case, the official Lexus dealer was lying. Dealers tend to do this, unfortunately. Enjoy the bling-bling car, enjoy Christmas! For the benefit of the tape, you are a male Ashley, not a female. Thanks for the letter of support, grassing up the dealers. The Lexus dealer who accused me of lying was: Lexus Southend, 9 Stephenson Road, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 5LU. Merry Christmas, Lexus Southend! – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Audi Q3

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Audi Q3If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Audi Q3Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

EnvironmentI 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 :)

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.

Enviroment LabelHaving got all the info for the Audi Q3 Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 135g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Audi Q3 is now mpg

The Audi Q3 falls into the E E band overall.

My Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £375.43 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q3 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! £375.43 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.

Audi Q3One 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalUse higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.”

<a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a> gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed): “Your site made me laugh out loud – a rare treat! Not many do that. Cheers.
Dave Harries, North Weald, CM16 6DB
harriesmob_@ntlworld.com

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Volkswagen Golf Lease delivered to Thomas Heywood in London

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 Thomas Heywood. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Thomas says…
carIt was my first time leasing a car, and Ling made everything easy. Lots of communication and answered all my questions quickly and well. I’d highly recommend Ling, and would definitely use her next time! Thanks for all your help. Excellent delivery, friendly, organised and efficient. Recommended.

Thomas Heywood
3a Fitzroy Lodge
The Grove
London
N6 6LH

Volkswagen Golf R CabrioletEditor Note: Good, good, everything went to plan, you are a happy bunny in the new VW Golf. Super to chat to you and you were very compliant with my system which makes my life so much simpler. Therefore you found me “friendly” not “shouty”!!! Hahhahaha! Good boy, Tom. – Ling

Ling is Green. New Ford Fiesta info

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FiestaFuel is a fortune these days, so when the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Ford FiestaYou 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.

EnvironmentA 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?

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.

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 99g/km for the Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Ford Fiesta is now mpg

The Ford Fiesta falls into the A A band overall.

My Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £189.43 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Fiesta 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! £189.43 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.

Ford FiestaThe 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalKeep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.”

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “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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Lexus Is Lease delivered to Andrew Gleghorn in Skelton

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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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, Andrew Gleghorn explains how they are getting on with their Lexus Is

Andrew says…
carCleveland Technology Group have used Ling to source cars for us several times, and her service has been reliable and fuss-free. Once you take her (albiet very attention-grabbing) marketing out of the equation, you are left with a perfectly good contract hire company which often proves to be very competitive.

Andrew Gleghorn
Cleveland Circuits Ltd
Skelton Industrial Estate
Skelton
TS12 2LQ

Lexus ISEditor Note: Yes, Andrew, you have had a Peugeot 807 and a Renault Scenic and now a Lexus IS. I’m so glad you think I give you a good service :) . I can only say your company is great to deal with and look forward to your next email for a car.

Ling

Car CO2 change for the Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen DS3 CabrioAll the people with orders in my system for the Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Citroen DS3 CabrioYour car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

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

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.

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 139g/km for the Citroen DS3 Cabrio Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Citroen DS3 Cabrio is now 47mpg

The Citroen DS3 Cabrio falls into the E E band overall.

My Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £210.30 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen DS3 Cabrio 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! £210.30 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.

Citroen DS3 CabrioRemember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalSlow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.”

I have so many comments about my website, this one says; “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.
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Renault Clio (old Model) Lease delivered to Roy Rush in Bishop’s Stortford

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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I have 1529 customer letters! This one was sent by Roy Rush after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Renault Clio (old Model)

Roy says…
car“Just a note to say thank you very much I and my wife are well pleased with the new Renault Clio and your service. I shall recommend anyone who asks about lease hire cars, etc, to your web site.”

Roy Rush
Latchmore Bank
Little Hallingbury
Bishop’s Stortford
CM22 7PH

 Editor Note: Roy, good. I really enjoyed to deal with you, thanks for recommendations, note I do not rank customers in car status priority. To me, a Clio is just as important as a BMW 7-Series – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Audi Q3 have changed

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Audi Q3Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Audi Q3This 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.

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

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.

Enviroment LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Audi Q3 Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 135g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Audi Q3 is now mpg

The Audi Q3 falls into the E E band overall.

My Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £375.43 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q3 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! £375.43 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.

Audi Q3Remember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalSlow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.”

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites. “Your site made me laugh out loud – a rare treat! Not many do that. Cheers.
Dave Harries, North Weald, CM16 6DB
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Mazda Rx-8 Lease delivered to Penelope Wyatt in Farnham

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 Penelope Wyatt. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Penelope says…
car“The whole process from enquiry to delivery was painless and speedy. A refreshing experience and a wonderful “bloody fast car”, my new Mazda RX-8. Delivery was excellent. Just made it to the petrol station – this is an RX8, darling! Thanks Ling and every success.”

Penelope Wyatt
21 Marston Rd
Farnham
GU9 7BN

 Editor Note: Hahaha, you are as funny as hell, Penny! Of course, Rx-8 drinks like bloody fish – it is worse than my Zil Missile Truck with 7.0 V8 and even worse than Charles Kennedy! You want economy, don’t buy RX-8! :)Ling

Different NOx levels on the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoLooking at my records, the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Airdream 16v (90bhp) VTR ETG6 MPV (7-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Automatic has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Citroen to this update!

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoSometimes 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.

EnvironmentMartin 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"

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

Enviroment LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 98g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is now 74mpg

The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso falls into the A A band overall.

My Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Airdream 16v (90bhp) VTR ETG6 MPV (7-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £215.99 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 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! £215.99 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.

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoWinning 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalSwitch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.”

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one. “Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
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Saab 9-3 Convertible Lease delivered to Jayne Cunningham in Portsmouth

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Jayne Cunningham replied with a letter back to me about the Saab 9-3 Convertible that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Jayne says…
car“I found Ling very easy to deal with and I received my wonderful new car very speedily with no problems at all. Thanks very much – I have recommended you to everyone I know.”

Jayne Cunningham
69 Lovett Road
Portsmouth
PO3 5EX

 Editor Note: Jayne, how wierd! This is the second SAAB convertible I have supplied to a female financial adviser, recently. Hope the summer is glorious, you should wear plenty of cream on your nose – noses burn so easily in convertible cars! – Ling

Toxic gases on the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossCO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 i 16v (118bhp) SZ-T Station Wagon 5dr 1586cc Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossMany large organisations such as CD Bramall, Perrys, Lombard, Lex, Pendragon, Network, BMW Finance, Citroen Finance, and Renault UK and many other suppliers queue up to make their cars available to me at LINGsCARS.com because they know they will benefit from a supply of ready and waiting quality customers, fast sales and efficient communications.

EnvironmentChristopher 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."

In 1993 exhaust emission limits, (generally referred to as the Euro 1 standards) were introduced for new cars which resulted in the adoption of advanced emission control techniques, e.g. catalysts. More stringent emission limits came into effect in 1997 (Euro 2) and 2001 (Euro 3) and 1st January 2005 (Euro 4). Euro 4 came fully into force on 1st January 2007 and now covers most new cars on sale.

Enviroment LabelFor this brand new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 127g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is now 51mpg

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross falls into the D D band overall.

My Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 i 16v (118bhp) SZ-T Station Wagon 5dr 1586cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £208.32 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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!).

SuzukiThis price on my Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 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! £208.32 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.

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossSir 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!

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalUse higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.”

I have so many of these website comments, they are overflowing on my desk! “I think your site is great. My uncle rented a car from you and he thought you had very good service.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
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Mercedes Clc Lease delivered to Lee *** in Neath

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

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

Lee says…
carFirst class service from start to finish. Fantastic, you little Chinese wonder!

Excellent delivery of my new Mercedes CLC 1.8 K , polite, efficient delivery driver.

Lee ***
Address Withheld
Neath
SA10 ***

 Editor Note: Ying tong tiddle I po! Hahahaha, that is the Chinese wonder song. Velly good, eh? You have new Mercedes to impress the girls now… what a shame you are Welsh :) Hahaha! – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Audi Q3 have changed

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Audi Q3Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Audi Q3 Diesel 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

Audi Q3As 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!

EnvironmentI 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 :)

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Enviroment LabelHaving got all the info for the Audi Q3 Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 135g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Audi Q3 is now mpg

The Audi Q3 falls into the E E band overall.

My Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £375.43 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q3 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! £375.43 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.

Audi Q3Sir 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!

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one. “I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
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Skoda Octavia Estate Leasing Cheap £328.48 inc VAT

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda Octavia Estate

Look at this cheap new Skoda Octavia Estate car leasing deal I have uploaded to my contract hire website about 2 minutes ago! I have just uploaded a new Skoda Octavia Estate .

I added New Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel, with Automatic gearbox and Non-metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £328.48 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!).

Get a Quote!

I am a bloody Chinese bird, from Chengdu which is just about in the geographical centre of China. Unusually, I am a second child (not many of those in China, eh?). I have (for what they are worth) BSc in Organic Chemistry and MSc in Environmental Quality.
Do you know, I just couldn’t be bothered to do a PhD, or else I might have been Dr Ling! I was born in 1973.

This price 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! £328.48 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.

I have clearly defined targets.
For example; to avoid bullshit, to offer the cheapest brand new cars, to reduce overheads to a minimum, to tell the truth, to have happy customers.

Skoda Octavia Estate

Anyone you choose can drive this Skoda Octavia Estate, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

Other contract hire car sales businesses often hide behind business names; you don’t really know who you are dealing with. Very few give you the sort of information I disclose. They are mostly paper-based and inefficient and labour intensive (sorry, chaps). Often very boring, too.

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good deals, though. – Ling!

Skoda Octavia Estate Leasing Cheap £307.64 inc VAT

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda Octavia Estate

Hey, dudes!!! Pay attention! I have just uploaded a new car lease Skoda Octavia Estate deal to my contract hire and leasing website!

I added New Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel, with Automatic gearbox and Non-metallic paint.
It is on a 3+35 monthly profile. Only £307.64 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!).

Get a Quote!

This price includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans (exception being on Mercedes-Benz)! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £307.64 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.

Skoda Octavia Estate

Anyone you choose can drive this Skoda Octavia Estate, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

I seem to spend my life telling people they are too late for good deal: 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. Then here is my tip; if you see damn good bargain, don’t think too long, just jump. Often the fantastic bargain deals are only available for 1 or 2 days at a time.
Then POOF! Gone! Just like Easyjet/Ryanair cheap flights. Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late.
Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good deals, though. – Ling!

Skoda Octavia Estate Leasing Cheap £302.83 inc VAT

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda Octavia Estate

I have been offered the following Skoda Octavia Estate car lease deal, so here it is! I have just uploaded a new Skoda Octavia Estate deal to my contract hire website!

I added New Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel, with Manual gearbox and Non-metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £302.83 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!).

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 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???

Get a Quote!

This price I quote 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! £302.83 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.

Skoda Octavia Estate

Anyone you choose can drive this Skoda Octavia Estate, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. When you have your new car, enjoy it! Complete any services that may become due.
Fix any problems for free under manufacturer’s warranty. Replacement road tax usually arrives free each year, in the post. At the end of the rental period, get ready to return your car. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good leasing deals, though. – Ling!

Skoda Octavia Estate Leasing Cheap £283.78 inc VAT

Posted on | July 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda Octavia Estate

Look at this cheap new Skoda Octavia Estate car leasing deal I have uploaded to my contract hire website about 2 minutes ago! I have just uploaded a new Skoda Octavia Estate .

I added New Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel, with Manual gearbox and Non-metallic paint.
It is on a 3+35 monthly profile. Only £283.78 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!).

Get a Quote!

I am a bloody Chinese bird, from Chengdu which is just about in the geographical centre of China. Unusually, I am a second child (not many of those in China, eh?). I have (for what they are worth) BSc in Organic Chemistry and MSc in Environmental Quality.
Do you know, I just couldn’t be bothered to do a PhD, or else I might have been Dr Ling! I was born in 1973.

This price 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! £283.78 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.

I have clearly defined targets.
For example; to avoid bullshit, to offer the cheapest brand new cars, to reduce overheads to a minimum, to tell the truth, to have happy customers.

Skoda Octavia Estate

Anyone you choose can drive this Skoda Octavia Estate, simply insure it and put fuel in it. This car is brand-new, but you are responsible for (usually only minor) servicing as required by the manufacturer. Full manufacturer warranty, so no repair bills! No MOT!
Note some cars are not available to all users, due to finance companies playing silly buggers. I really try and avoid charging finance “document fees”, but sometimes it is just unavoidable. I try to treat you like adult not idiot, by giving you full information.

Other contract hire car sales businesses often hide behind business names; you don’t really know who you are dealing with. Very few give you the sort of information I disclose. They are mostly paper-based and inefficient and labour intensive (sorry, chaps). Often very boring, too.

Please check my website for full details. These deals come and go, quickly! You too slow! Speed up! There will be many other good deals, though. – Ling!

Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to John Hollows in Leigh

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 John Hollows that I got a while ago:

John says…
CarDear Ling, many thanks for your patience whilst I waited for my new Ford Mondeo. I was impressed by your professionalism and prompt replies to my many emails. I am thoroughly enjoying my new car and am looking forward to dealing with you again in three year’s time. Many thanks.

John Hollows
68 Arlington Drive
Leigh
WN7 3QP

Ford Mondeo EstateEditor Note: Here we go, a Director of an Engineering company. John, it is people like you that I value the comments from, so much, as you will judge me against your own standards. Thanks for the lovely letter, it’s great to hear you are enjoying your new Mondeo, a car much better than the image of the badge it wears. Have a great time driving it. The car took a while, due to the production being flat-out! – Ling

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon CO2 g/km levels

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class SaloonChanging this information for the Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

Mercedes E-Class SaloonPhysical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late. Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

EnvironmentAt 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…

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.

Enviroment LabelFor this brand new Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 133g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Mercedes E-Class Saloon is now 58mpg

The Mercedes E-Class Saloon falls into the E E band overall.

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £404.40 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £404.40 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.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonOne 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalUse air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.”

I have so many of these website comments, they are overflowing on my desk! “What a fab website, I love it, it’s fun and friendly and different!!! I am looking for a 6 or 7 seater car as I have expanding family.
Jodie Adams, Nottingham, NG8 3AZ
pjadamsfamily_@ntlworld.com

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Vauxhall Zafira Lease delivered to Andrew Taylor in Mickleton

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 Andrew Taylor that I got a while ago:

Andrew says…
CarThe whole process went perfectly from start to finish, we couldn’t have asked for better service! Ling’s customer service is impeccable and she deserves praise. Good, prompt delivery and friendly service. Our new car is perfect and just what we wanted. Thanks very much.

Andrew Taylor
11 Nursery Close
Chipping Campden
Mickleton
GL55 6TX

Vauxhall Zafira TourerEditor Note: Wah! Another IT manager. Andrew, this is spooky, as my friend who runs my web server has the same name, the same girlfriend name and is also an IT Manager. How weird is that? You had the cheapest Zafira in the UK, I hope you are dead happy with it. Thanks for being a perfect customer …and once again I am honoured to have the praise from an Information Technology professional. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Mercedes A-Class

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes A-ClassCO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Mercedes A-Class Diesel Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

Mercedes A-ClassThis 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.

EnvironmentIn 2008, I won the "BEST non-franchised ENVIRONMENTALIST" in the Automotive Management Awards, sponsored by the RAC. My website won "BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007" in the Automotive Management Awards. My website has been voted in the "TOP 100" in the world, by FHM magazine. I was voted "NORTH-EAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2006" in the One North East-sponsored WIN business awards. CAR Magazine listed me in their TOP 7 pick of UK car websites. I have around 50,000 unique visitors a month. I have well over 3000 happy, existing customers, and over 900 letters published on this website.

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.

Enviroment LabelI am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Mercedes A-Class Diesel Manual is now 92g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Mercedes A-Class is now 78mpg

The Mercedes A-Class falls into the A A band overall.

My Mercedes A-Class 1.5 CDi 8v (107bhp) A180 ECO SE Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £256.06 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 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 A-Class includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £256.06 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.

Mercedes A-ClassThe 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalCold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.”

<a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a> gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed): “I love this website. Best website ever.
Ryan Skorzewski, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4PT
thedon55_@gmail.com

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Mazda Mx-5 Lease delivered to Noel Guinane in Brecon

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 Noel Guinane that I got a while ago:

Noel says…
car“Customer service is not so much a matter of saying and doing all the right things to avoid being criticised, as it is a matter of creating a fun, professional atmosphere that makes a customer feel very clever for having to agreed to do business with you (You gottit Noel, not many people understand this, but must say, you gottit – Ling).

Ling understands this better than anyone, and that’s on top of prices that can’t be beat. There are so many contract hire companies to choose from, most of them with about as much personality as a combine harvester. I am very happy I chose LINGsCARS.com and will be back to do business again.

Bad point: Mazda delivered a car with not enough oil in it, terrible.”

Noel Guinane

Brecon
LD3 ***

Mazda MX-5 RoadsterEditor Note: Noel, you must have degree in psychology as you are spot on with your analysis. Thanks for comments. Mazda, however… dispute that the car did not have enough oil. My view is “why dispute and argue?”, Noel is obviously not stupid, why not just fix the problem and stop being so defensive? Mazda, you have managed to make a happy customer unhappy by having dealers that call people stupid. Plainly, that is not true of MY customers! Mazda also tried to charge my customer for this – I paid this bill immediately, myself, as Noel did not deserve this bill! How stupid and money grabbing can these garages and manufacturers get? Noel will certainly get another car from me, but I don’t think it will be a Mazda! – Ling

My Hyundai ix35 is more economical now?

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Hyundai ix35Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Hyundai ix35 Petrol 1.6 GDI 16v (133bhp) S 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1591cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

Hyundai ix35As 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!

EnvironmentI am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure that 99% of UK franchised car dealers refuse to go beyond (and hide behind, IMHO). So, I make sure that at-a-glance CO2, fuel economy and the coloured "greeness indicator bars" are displayed clearly on my homepage car listings for easy comparison purposes.

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.

Enviroment LabelFor this brand new Hyundai ix35 Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 158g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Hyundai ix35 is now 41mpg

The Hyundai ix35 falls into the G G band overall.

My Hyundai ix35 1.6 GDI 16v (133bhp) S 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £228.17 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!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai ix35 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! £228.17 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.

Hyundai ix35Sir 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!

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalTry to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.”

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “I think this is a fab website.
Kate Howell, Swansea, SA1 6JN
katevhowell_@ecologyfund.net

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Vauxhall Zafira Lease delivered to George Simpson in Tewkesbury

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 George Simpson. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

George says…
CarGetting a car from Ling was the best decision I have ever made. It was fun, friendly and made me feel special. I would not hesitate to use her again as she kept in touch daily with updates on the Zafira delivery, making everything run smoothly with no worries. My gleaming car was delivered to my home at 10;15. EXCELLENT! I now miss the funny emails!

George Simpson
1 Abbey Meadow
Tewkesbury
GL20 5FF

Vauxhall Zafira TourerEditor Note: George, yes we did have some funny emails. Why not have fun, eh? Getting a car should be an enjoyable experience – yet so many people confuse being professional with being boring. Well, they are wrong! I hope you will agree. Thanks for making my job so easy by being compliant when I asked you to do things, and for jumping when i said “jump”. I will miss you, but talk again in 2-years! :)Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Volvo S60

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Volvo S60All the people with orders in my system for the Volvo S60 1.6 D2 8v (115bhp) R Design Saloon 4dr 1560cc Diesel Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Volvo S60Your car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

EnvironmentCarbon 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!

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.

Enviroment LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volvo S60 Diesel Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 106g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Volvo S60 is now mpg

The Volvo S60 falls into the B B band overall.

My Volvo S60 1.6 D2 8v (115bhp) R Design Saloon 4dr 1560cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £322.28 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!).

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! £322.28 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.

Volvo S60The 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalDrive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.”

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one. “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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Lexus Is Lease delivered to Michael O’Laughlin in South Chailey

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

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I have 1529 customer letters! This one was sent by Michael O’Laughlin after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Lexus Is

Michael says…
carHi Ling, Thanks for all you did to make the process quick and easy. Website is excellent and good fun. I like your sense of humour.

Choosing a car (Lexus IS) was easy and the prices very competitive. Communication was also excellent and timely. The whole process was a great experience. Thanks! Excellent delivery.

Michael O’Laughlin
Address withheld
South Chailey
BN8 ***

Lexus ISEditor Note: As you a director of a large PLC high-street Bank, maybe the biggest in the UK, I have hidden your address for security. It is nice to deal with high-flyers like you, Michael, it makes me realise that my service is good enough for everyone. You were lovely! So pleased you are happy, and hope to see you again in 2-years. In the meantime, I will charge you a £50 management fee, an unauthorised email fee for every message, I will charge you 50p every time you make a payment and make you queue out of my website to speak to me. You will get LingCard offers every 2 weeks in the post. Next time you want a car, I will tell you you can only have one if you don’t need one :) Just like dealing with your bank, hehehe. – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class SaloonLook, another CO2 change! The Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonThis 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.

EnvironmentI 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. So I have some idea what I am talking about, here. How many other people in the UK motor industry can say that?

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.

Enviroment LabelHaving got all the info for the Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 133g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Mercedes E-Class Saloon is now 58mpg

The Mercedes E-Class Saloon falls into the E E band overall.

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £404.40 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £404.40 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.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonRemember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalLose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “Very good website.
Paul Simpson, Widnes, WA8 3LS
simmo68uk_@yahoo.co.uk

LINGsMOBILES is my new mobile phone site. I built it to save you money.

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Volvo V50 Sportswagon Lease delivered to Marc DiRollo in Dunkeld

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | Comments Off

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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, Marc DiRollo explains how they are getting on with their Volvo V50 Sportswagon

Marc says…
carCommunication ? very good. Helpful. No delivery charge or doc fees. No probs.

I like using small companies. Only criticisms;- even though it is award winning, I found the website irritatingly cluttered but only a minor point.

The Volvo V50 Sportswagon was delivered on time and in perfect condition!

Marc DiRollo
Atholl Gallery
6 Atholl Street
Dunkeld
PH8 0AR

Volvo V50 SportswagonEditor Note: Marc! You are a bloody art critic gallery owner… of course you think my website is cluttered :) Here is a picture of the artwork you like (you have exhibitions throughout the year of paintings by Scottish based artists and a continuous display of crafts, including ceramics, sculptures (ceramic, bronze and wood), jewellery, silver and glass ware)…
some dead person
…so it is no surprise you think I am cluttered, hehehe, I am no artist :) . Thanks for letter, I give you hyperlink. Here is your Atholl gallery:
Atholl Gallery
Volvo Estate is ideal car for you – Ling

Ling’s Citroen C4 Grand Picasso environment info change

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoFuel is a fortune these days, so when the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Airdream 16v (90bhp) VTR ETG6 MPV (7-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoYour car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

EnvironmentChristopher 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."

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.

Enviroment LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 98g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is now 74mpg

The Citroen C4 Grand Picasso falls into the A A band overall.

My Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Airdream 16v (90bhp) VTR ETG6 MPV (7-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £215.99 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 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! £215.99 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.

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoRemember 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.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

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Mazda 6 Lease delivered to Mark Beaumont in Sheffield

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | Comments Off

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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 Mark Beaumont that I got a while ago:

Mark says…
carFirst class service. I reported on the day of delivery that the Mazda 6 had not been fitted with reverse parking sensors ordered. Ling called first thing the next day and arranged with the dealer. The dealer was equally first class with the sensors fitted within two days. Will certainly recommend you.

Mark Beaumont
8 Rookery Chase
Deepcar
Sheffield
S36 2NF

Mazda 6 TourerEditor Note: Mark, as you are Senior Client Manager with a major Finance Company, I take your comments seriously. Thanks for very kind words. Dealer was very good at sorting their mistake, too. As you live in Yorkshire, everyone will note that the price was cheap, too. :)Ling

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