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Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch Lease delivered to Colin Lightley in Bedlington

Posted on | July 31, 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 Colin Lightley from Bedlington. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Colin says…
CarEverything happened just like Ling said it would – my gleaming black new Astra SRi arrived right on the agreed date in great condition. Ling must have been sick of all my emails asking when it was coming – but when she says “8-weeks”, she means “8-weeks”. The car was driven up from ******. Good delivery.

Colin Lightley
49 The Wynding
Bedlington
NE22 6HW

 Editor Note: Colin, hey, I play ping pong at a club very near you!. Your 140bhp SRi Astra VVT will be zipping around Northumberland on the great roads – I guess :) The delivery mileage will not affect your contract. glad you were happy, the factory order on these cars means they are as cheap as chips – only £170/mth+VAT – that’s the benefit of the 8-week wait. – Ling

My Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is more economical now?

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Citroen C4 Grand PicassoGreen output is important to me, so I tell you the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 1.6 e-HDi Airdream 16v (90bhp) VTR ETG6 MPV (7-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoLocal franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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.

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 LabelThe CO2 for this Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 98g/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 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: EnvironmentalLose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.”

This comment is great: “This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
geoffery.hurren_@btopenworld.com

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Peugeot 307 Cc Lease delivered to Kimberley Parry-Moorhouse in West Yorkshire

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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 Kimberley Parry-Moorhouse from West Yorkshire. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Kimberley says…
carDear Ling

Great service, thanks! The LINGO system works really well, so as a customer you are always fully up to speed with the status of your order and the paperwork process. My last car was from Jam Jar. Nice car, but crap service from them. The service you offer is very personal, quick, and makes the purchase experience a lot more fun.

Speak to you again in 12-months when the 307CC goes back.

Car arrived on time, pleasant delivery driver, but the car only arrived with one key (which you resolved immediately) and was not very clean on the inside.

Kimberley Parry-Moorhouse
Address Withheld
West Yorkshire
BD9 ***

 Editor Note: Kim, well, I have gone mental and got you the second key. And had a go at them about the state of the car. It is unbelievable that this happens. I simply cannot believe that the fools and idiots deliver dirty cars (inside). Sheesh! Apart from that, you are happy, that’s good. Get the roof down in the sunshine, and all those small things will be forgotten. – Ling

My Jaguar XF CO2 g/km levels

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Jaguar XFGreen output is important to me, so I tell you the Jaguar XF 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Saloon 4dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Jaguar XFLocal franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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.

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Jaguar XF Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 149g/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 Jaguar XF is now 52mpg

The Jaguar XF falls into the F F band overall.

My Jaguar XF 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Saloon 4dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £399.60 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!).

JaguarThis price on my Jaguar XF 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! £399.60 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.

Jaguar XFSir 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 air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.”

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest: “What a website! I could read and play all day – and get into trouble for not working!
Marie, Coventry, CV3 5GX
call_marie_@hotmail.com

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Bmw 3-series Coupe Lease delivered to Gerrard Connor in Southport

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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 Gerrard Connor in Southport. Bloody cat!

Gerrard says…
CarDear Ling

Eagle has landed 24 hrs early! everything fine, very professional hand over, many thanks would not hesitate to use yourselves again, all the best for the future.

Gerrard Connor
60 Denmark Road
Southport
PR9 7LP

 Editor Note: Gerrard, that’s really great, so pleased your BMW 3-Series Coupe came early. Thanks for short note, go drive and enjoy the car! – Ling

My Volvo XC90 is more economical now?

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Volvo XC90All the people with orders in my system for the Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 20v (200bhp) ES 4WD Station Wagon (7-seat) 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

Volvo XC90How 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.

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!

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Volvo XC90 Diesel Automatic is now 219g/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 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: 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: “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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Saab 9-3 Sportwagon Lease delivered to Amanda Gledhill in Huddersfield

Posted on | July 31, 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 Amanda Gledhill in Huddersfield. Bloody cat!

Amanda says…
CarI am delighted with my SAAB 9-3 Vector Sport Sportwagon. This is the first time I have ever leased a car and it enabled us to get a much more expensive car than we could afford to buy.

Ling provides a fantastic service, very efficient, no hassle and really easy to use, with a quick result. I would definitely use her again and recommend to friends. She is fast and furious person (in a nice sense) who has already done fantastically well. I think she will go much further. Excellent delivery service, everything explained. Thanks a lot.

Amanda Gledhill
Address withheld
Huddersfield
HD3 ***

 Editor Note: Wow, what a nice letter, Amanda. Hope you will enjoy the car. You are correct, you can rent a much better car than you can buy, for the same money. Have a great time, driving around Yorkshire. I have many Yorkshire customers, as price and money is very important to Yorkshire people :) I know. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Mercedes E-Class Saloon

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Mercedes E-Class SaloonThe Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 SE Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow :)

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!

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

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 128g/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 Mercedes E-Class Saloon is now 58mpg

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

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 SE Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £392.10 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!).

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! £392.10 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 SaloonThe 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: 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 think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.com

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Citroen Xsara Picasso Lease delivered to Rev Stuart Blunt in Birmingham

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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 Rev Stuart Blunt from Birmingham. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Rev says…
car“Ling, thanks for the excellent service AGAIN. This is my third car from you and each time your deal and your customer service excels. The car arrived on the right day and nice and early, exactly on time as ordered, … but then what else should I have expected?”

Rev Stuart Blunt
2 Frederick Rd
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 6PB

 Editor Note: Stuart, you are such a nice customer. Even though we have totally different views about the God, you are happy to deal with me and you recommend friends. I simply do my best and I bring you some business too, as my sister Shan is a Christian! Hope God has a sense of humour! – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Ford Fiesta

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Ford FiestaLooking at my records, the Ford Fiesta 1.25 i (80bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 1242cc Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Ford to this update!

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.

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

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 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 FiestaSir 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: EnvironmentalSlow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.”

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest: “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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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Daniel Sherratt in Milton Keynes

Posted on | July 30, 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 Daniel Sherratt. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Daniel says…
carI was initially worried about leasing a car ‘over the internet’ but I can assure you Ling is the real deal! No hidden costs or terms and her response times are superb. Will be using again. Good delivery, on time, but in need of a good wash.

Daniel Sherratt
1 Schuman Close
Browns Wood
Milton Keynes
MK7 8DL

Honda CivicEditor Note: Car needed a wash because it came from a distance on a bad day. Sorry about that :) Small price to pay for the cheapest Civic in the UK. I screw the suppliers down so hard that they are on the edge cash wise and even a £5 car wash is sometimes too much (poor things) :) Anyway, Dan, great comments in your letter – thanks! – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Volvo XC90

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Volvo XC90Updating the Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 20v (200bhp) ES 4WD Station Wagon (7-seat) 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

Volvo XC90You 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.

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 LabelFor this brand new Volvo XC90 Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 219g/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 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 XC90One 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: 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

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Fiat Panda Lease delivered to Samuel Davis in Woodbridge

Posted on | July 30, 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 Samuel Davis

Samuel says…
carBeing the first time that I had leased a car, I had lots of questions which you answered quickly and clearly, in fact you were very caring and supportive all the way. I am really pleased with my new Fiat Panda and I promise to recommend your company to my friends. Thanks very much Ling I look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Good delivery, efficient and prompt.

Samuel Davis
111 Front St
Orford
Woodbridge
IP12 2LN

Fiat Panda 4x4Editor Note: Hehehe, not often a Fiat dealer gets called “efficient and prompt”! Thanks for the letter, Sam, you work for a Chinese shipping company, so maybe I should say “xie xie” :) Enjoy the Kung-Fu Panda! – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Ford Fiesta

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FiestaI am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

Ford FiestaSometimes 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.

EnvironmentI also took the decision to code into HTML and make available for printing the "Comparative Labels" or the "fridge" type labels you see at Comet and Curry’s on new fridges and washing machines. No other UK website bothers (or wants) to give their customers this information. One day they will be forced to do this. I have made my code freely available for any dealer who wants to use it, and published a tutorial on how to include this in their websites. This was published on the Automotive Management forum on 26th October 2006. To date, no dealer has contacted me to use my code.

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 Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 99g/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 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: EnvironmentalCheck your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.”

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me – “I think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.com

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Citroen C4 Lease delivered to Natalie VonWestarp in Stirling

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1529 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Natalie VonWestarp wrote this one:

Natalie says…
CarHi there Ling,

It’s been a couple of weeks now since the car arrived but I just wanted to write and say thanks for making it all so easy for me – especially as it’s been my first foray into leasing.

The car’s great and I hope after the lease period it all goes as smoothly as arriving! It’s been a pleasure dealing with you – it’s nice to allow a bit of humour into transaction like this and I shall certainly be recommending you to friends & family alike.

Look forward to dealing with you again in the future.

Natalie VonWestarp
Manse Road
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3XF

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoEditor Note: Nat, I just love your name, because it’s unusual. Doesn’t sound too Scottish! It makes my job easier, no offence to all those “John Smiths”. That C4 is a great car, so much spec and gear. Glad you are happy. – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen DS3 CabrioUpdating the Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

Citroen DS3 CabrioWith my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

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

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 LabelFor this brand new Citroen DS3 Cabrio Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 139g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. 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 CabrioThe 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.”

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist. “I am in the motor trade, selling uesd cars, and I have got to admit this is one of the most entertaining sites I have had the luck to find.
Phil Davis, Wirral, CH66 2HF
hamletmotors_@aol.com

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Vauxhall Zafira Lease delivered to Sarah Harker in Stokesley

Posted on | July 30, 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 Sarah Harker in Stokesley. Bloody cat!

Sarah says…
CarLing, the Zafira is proving a great run-around, really useful as part of our vehicle fleet. Thanks for all your help! Excellent delivery, professional service and on-time!

Sarah Harker
Power Protection Engineering Ltd
Millenium Court
Ellerbeck Way
Stokesley
TS9 5JZ

Vauxhall Zafira TourerEditor Note: Sarah, this car follows the Nissan Navara you have just had from me. Thanks for being a super customer! I love the way the Zafira is just a “run-around”, hehehe. Enjoy! – Ling

Making the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross greener

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Suzuki SX4 S-CrossThe Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 i 16v (118bhp) SZ-T Station Wagon 5dr 1586cc Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow :)

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossMost Ling cars are on 2 year deals or less, so you should only need an oil and filter service (you won’t need brake pads etc unless you drive like German idiot Schumacker). You just pay this service yourself, OK? Some service intervals (eg. Renault) now at 18,000 miles! You can have this small service done at any cheap VAT registered garage, just use quality parts. Your car is fully covered by the manufacturer warranty (use franchise dealer for this, free), and you get manufacturer’s AA/RAC type cover.

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!

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 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 127g/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 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-CrossOne 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: EnvironmentalTry to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.”

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered) “Ling, help me pick a car for my missus… she wants a car big enough to carry 3 kids and a rottweiller, that looks like a 911, with the economy of a 1.6 diesel and the luxury of a Range Rover. Any ideas? No, me neither…
Leighton Williams, Neath, SA11 3ER
lavamyz_@btclick.com

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Mercedes C-class Saloon Lease delivered to Mike Fuwa in Morden

Posted on | July 30, 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 Mike Fuwa

Mike says…
carThanks Ling, your service was top class and I am happy with my C Class Mercedes. Everything went as planned from when I first made contact to when the car was delivered, on time and from an excellent dealer. I will be back in 3 years time when my hire period expires.

Mike Fuwa
MF Construction Services Ltd
10 Cherrywood Lane
Morden
SM4 4HS

Mercedes C-Class SaloonEditor Note: Aha, it is always good to supply builders. I never know when I need one! I hope to buy land and build house on it, like “Grand Designs”. So knowing such a nice builder will be a help. Enjoy Merc, Mike – Ling

Change on the Skoda Octavia

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda OctaviaCO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

Skoda OctaviaLocal franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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)!

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 LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 129g/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 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 OctaviaRemember 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: EnvironmentalCold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.”

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address) “Your website is pretty cool.
Sophie Weston, Conningsby, LN4 4RJ
sloppysophie_@yahoo.co.uk

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

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Renault Grand Scenic Lease delivered to Marie Atkinson in Sidcup

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

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I have 1529 customer letters! This one was sent by Marie Atkinson after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Renault Grand Scenic

Marie says…
carWe had a few issues bottoming out a quote mainly as we weren’t sure what exact model, mileage and extras we wanted. It was been great to be dealing with a real person to grab a great lease deal. The prices are very competitive and the personal service has been great.

Also, whilst it is a pain we value the lengths that LINGsCARS goes to, to prevent identity fraud. When our 3 year are up I’m sure we will be back for another car from you!

Excellent delivery, the chap was very helpful dealing with post delivery queries.

Marie Atkinson
address withheld
Sidcup
DA15 ***

Renault Grand ScenicEditor Note: Yes, Marie, I take many more measures than standard to avoid ID theft. I like to protect my customers. Yes, it is a pain sometimes, but would make it impossible for a thief. I have since added further online https server security to communications and documents. No one else in my industry seems to do this, or any of the stuff you know about that I cannot reveal here, it is a scandal. So pleased you are happy with the Grand Scenic, and my service, see you in three years! :)Ling

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is a Green car yet?

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Jaguar XF SportbrakeI am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Estate 5dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

Jaguar XF SportbrakeThis 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.

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?

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 Jaguar XF Sportbrake Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 135g/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 Jaguar XF Sportbrake is now mpg

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake falls into the E E band overall.

My Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Estate 5dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £391.20 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!).

JaguarThis price on my Jaguar XF Sportbrake 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! £391.20 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.

Jaguar XF SportbrakeOne 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: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “I love this website. Best website ever.
Ryan Skorzewski, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4PT
thedon55_@gmail.com

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Vauxhall Antara Lease delivered to Darren **** in Ipswich

Posted on | July 29, 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 Darren **** show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Darren **** :)

Darren says…
carIt was a pleasure ordering my car from Ling. The whole process was extremely easy and she explained things very simply. Everything went seamlessly with very little effort from me. Her crazy sense of humour added to the experience! Not only was she the cheapest, LINGsCARS were hands down the best leasing company I have dealt with. The new Lingo online web system made things much easier. I would definitely do business with them again and have recommended Ling to various colleagues and friends. Delivered the car (Vauxhall Antara) on time and in perfect condition – excellent!

Darren ****
Address Withheld
Ipswich
IP3 ***

Vauxhall AntaraEditor Note: Darren, you are an IT Consultant, so I very much appreciate the comments about my Lingo system. I think you appreciate the amount of work I put into it. You have a massively good Granite Black car for a massively cheap price. Hope you enjoy. Really, thanks so much for comments. – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Citroen C3

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen C3CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

Citroen C3Many 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.

EnvironmentWhen a customer clicks through into an individual car’s detail, they can see even more information. This includes the CO2 (again) and all three EC fuel consumption measurements. I even include the EU noise rating and the road tax "class" which may influence a customer’s car choice decision. (Please bear in mind that the road tax is completely free, from me – I include that cost information so a customer has more clue about the environmental impact of their new car).

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 Citroen C3 Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 107g/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 Citroen C3 is now 61mpg

The Citroen C3 falls into the B B band overall.

My Citroen C3 1.2 VTi 12v (82bhp) VTR + Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £190.01 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C3 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! £190.01 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.

Citroen C3Remember 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 higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.”

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered) “Hello Ling, I found your site one of the most interesting and funny on the web. What a great concept, if only there were more people like you! Why don’t you have a recipe of the month? Your quiz was too hard for me and your teeshirt is cool.
Mary Nowell, East Kilbride, G75 8EQ
marynowell1_@hotmail.com

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Citroen C3 Lease delivered to Jude Leitch in Cramlington

Posted on | July 29, 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, Jude Leitch explains how they are getting on with their Citroen C3

Jude says…
car“Ling made leasing a car easy – and even fun! Her response was really quick and she made sure it was delivered before Christmas. The delivery was excellent, and the sweets were nice, too!”

Jude Leitch
Butler & Leitch Ltd
2 Plessey South Moor Farm Cottages
Cramlington
NE23 8AX

Citroen C3Editor Note: Jude, you manage one of the best local shopping centres, so I have to look after you! You chose a Citroen and my supplier is the best in the UK, so we managed to get your car in about 10 days. This is very fast! However, you are one of the first people to tell me the Chinese sweets were nice, so everyone else will now question your judgement on my service. – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Citroen C4 Picasso

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen C4 PicassoMy system has alerted me that the Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi 8v (90bhp) VTR MPV (5-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

Citroen C4 PicassoOh, 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.

EnvironmentI also took the decision to code into HTML and make available for printing the "Comparative Labels" or the "fridge" type labels you see at Comet and Curry’s on new fridges and washing machines. No other UK website bothers (or wants) to give their customers this information. One day they will be forced to do this. I have made my code freely available for any dealer who wants to use it, and published a tutorial on how to include this in their websites. This was published on the Automotive Management forum on 26th October 2006. To date, no dealer has contacted me to use my code.

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 LabelHaving got all the info for the Citroen C4 Picasso Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 109g/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 Citroen C4 Picasso is now mpg

The Citroen C4 Picasso falls into the B B band overall.

My Citroen C4 Picasso 1.6 HDi 8v (90bhp) VTR MPV (5-seat) 5dr 1560cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £221.99 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 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! £221.99 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 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: EnvironmentalDo not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.”

These comments have been made about my website: “I love this website. Best website ever.
Ryan Skorzewski, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4PT
thedon55_@gmail.com

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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Huw Thomas in Worth, Crawley

Posted on | July 29, 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 Huw Thomas, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Honda Civic.

Huw says…
carJust like the compare the meercat advert- Simples!! No complaints what so ever. Ling emailed when she said she would, Lingo’d when said, and replied when she said and always in a timely manner. Honda Civic delivered with no problems and exactly as advertised. If only life was this simple and neat and delivered what was promised, then the world would be a far nicer place. Excellent delivery. Thank you.

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Huw Thomas
Flat 2, The Pines
Turners Hill Road
Worth, Crawley
RH10 7US

Honda CivicEditor Note: Hahahaha, no doubt I will get a complaining from Compare the Meercat about that pic, but hey! – customer mentioned it, not me!!! :) Meercat is a delicious animal and when it comes to car leasing I eat it for breakfast. As you work for an aerospace company, Honda Civic is suitable because it looks like Dan-Dare with that grille and headlamps. So happy about providing a good service, always a pleasure to deal with professional experts like you, Huw :)Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Citroen C3

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen C3Looking at my records, the Citroen C3 1.2 VTi 12v (82bhp) VTR + Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual 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 C3How 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.

EnvironmentMy customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

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 107g/km for the Citroen C3 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 C3 is now 61mpg

The Citroen C3 falls into the B B band overall.

My Citroen C3 1.2 VTi 12v (82bhp) VTR + Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £190.01 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C3 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! £190.01 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.

Citroen C3The 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: EnvironmentalLose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.”

This comment is great: “Love this place, found what I have been looking for all my life. Thank you for making me so happy.
Edel McKenna, Co Derry, BT46 5LE
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Honda Civic Lease delivered to David Poole in Kent

Posted on | July 29, 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. David Poole replied with a letter back to me about the Honda Civic that was delivered, new. Here it is:

David says…
carLing is customer service exemplified. Nothing is too much trouble and she delivers. All of the most competitive prices, with stress relieving sense of humour too. Three “Yes’s” from me. Excellent delivery, all worked well.

David Poole
Address Withheld
Kent
TN18 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Great. I like 3 yes’s, hahaha. You have a fantastic new Civic and we had a good laugh while you were waiting for your new car, David. Thanks for wonderful comments in your letter! As you are Managing Director of massive international bank in the UK, I withhold your address because there are some assholes who confuse YOU with what has happened in the banking sector. – Ling

My Jaguar XF has been updated

Posted on | July 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Jaguar XFFuel is a fortune these days, so when the Jaguar XF 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Saloon 4dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Jaguar XFYou need to insure the car fully comp, as normal with any new car. The car can be used for any purpose, or driven by anyone you choose. In effect, it is your own brand new car for the length of the hire period. You can even take it abroad. I tried to drive car to China once. That was damn big mistake. I suggest you do not use contract hire car for this.

EnvironmentMy customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

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 LabelFor this brand new Jaguar XF Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 149g/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 Jaguar XF is now 52mpg

The Jaguar XF falls into the F F band overall.

My Jaguar XF 2.2 d 16v (160bhp) Luxury Saloon 4dr 2179cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £399.60 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!).

JaguarThis price on my Jaguar XF 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! £399.60 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.

Jaguar XFRemember 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: EnvironmentalCold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.”

These comments have been made about my website: “This is the strangest offer ever. I’ll tell all my car driving friends about your site. Cheers.
Tomoko Kawanaka, Edinburgh, EH1 3LU
embar29_@yahoo.co.uk

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Vauxhall Antara Lease delivered to Assim Ishaque in Nottingham

Posted on | July 28, 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 Assim Ishaque that I got a while ago:

Assim says…
carI was delighted to be buying from the amusing Ling, a truly independent company. She was the cheapest in the market but offered the best level of service, without any of the pushy sales staff – amazing. I am not sure about the Lingo system and Ling – are you really replying to all those emails yourself. The Lingo system does not work with Blackberry too well. I will definitely and have already passed your website to friends. Good delivery, the dealer dropped the Antara off well and were very helpful. Thanks Ling

Assim Ishaque
Envirup.com Limited
Renewal House
3 Hawksworth Road
Nottingham
NG3 2EG

Vauxhall AntaraEditor Note: Assim, of course I reply everything! You can see me on the office webcams, typing away like mad! :) In the background, my team is chasing dealers and fin companies etc. I’m glad you thought I had best level of service. Hope you enjoy the Antara. I have given you hyperlink for your business, Envirup, which is a dynamic and client focused Environmental Consultancy. It delivers pragmatic, innovative and cost effective solutions to improve the clients Environmental Sustainability profile. They will benefit from improved profitability, reduced environmental impact and enhanced environmental credibility. – Ling

I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen DS3 CabrioFuel is a fortune these days, so when the Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Citroen DS3 CabrioHave 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.

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 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 LabelFor this brand new Citroen DS3 Cabrio Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 139g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2. 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 CabrioThe 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: EnvironmentalUse higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “I think this is a fab website.
Kate Howell, Swansea, SA1 6JN
katevhowell_@ecologyfund.net

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Fiat Panda Lease delivered to Dean Griffiths in Cannock

Posted on | July 28, 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 Dean Griffiths show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Dean Griffiths :)

Dean says…
car
Im addicted to Ling!

Delivery of our Fiat Panda was excellent.

Dean Griffiths
Smeg Direct
3 Chase House
Park Plaza
Cannock
WS12 2DD

Fiat Panda 4x4Editor Note: Hahahaha, this is an entry for the shortest letter writing competition. Thanks Dean. You sell Smeg stuff on the internet. So nice to deal with another web business. Smeg Direct are proud to be Smeg spares UK authorised supply agent. You have access to all of Smeg’s genuine spare parts for all Smeg models. Hope you get some business from my website, I give you bloody hyperlink! – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Skoda Octavia

Posted on | July 28, 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 OctaviaThis 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.

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

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 LabelFor this brand new Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 129g/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 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 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: EnvironmentalLose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.”

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered) “Brilliant and informative website!! Very readable and soooooo much better than Jeremy Clarkson!
Claire Stephen, Darwen, BB3 1EA
willow_wisp3_@hotmail.com

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Mitsubishi Shogun (old Shape) Lease delivered to Mike Morgan in Swansea

Posted on | July 28, 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 Mike Morgan show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Mike Morgan :)

Mike says…
CarAn excellent and very easy to follow website, with the most competitive prices around. We had a very quick and efficient response to everything. Ling was extremely helpful and always happy with nothing too much trouble. We wouldn’t go anywhere else. Ling – YOU ARE THE BEST! The Mitsubishi dealer who delivered the Shogun was helpful and efficient

Mike Morgan
Willow Developments
Kilvrough Park Farm
Parkmill
Swansea
SA3 2EE

 Editor Note: Mike, this is such a sweet letter. I try to choose dealers very carefully, so thanks for comments about Mitsubishi dealer. I will pass on. Hope you develop (Willow Developments, geddit?) into long-term customer as you promise. Have good time in Wales with Shogun Sport – Ling

I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Audi Q3

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Audi Q3Checking against the values I publish for the Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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!

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)!

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 LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 135g/km for the Audi Q3 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 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: EnvironmentalSwitch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “It’s been listed on MSE.com. iExcellent!
Leyla Knight, Gosport, PO12 4ET
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Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch Lease delivered to Julie Connelly in West Lothian

Posted on | July 28, 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 Julie Connelly

Julie says…
carAfter dealing with other leasing companies in the past, I found LINGsCARS to be a refreshing change. Ling’s website is fantastic! Not boring like the others. The service she provides was second to none and I will certainly be using her company in the future. I will have no hesitation recommending her to my friends. Good delivery, but couldn’t deliver on the first day advised.

p.s. Loved the sweets!

Julie Connelly
42 Leyland Road
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48 2TL

 Editor Note: Jules, you were a great customer, and you are a Tesco Personal Shopper, so I will say thanks for your order and every little helps! You were a breath of fresh air to deal with on my LINGO, always so happy! Enjoy the Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch! Those Chinese sweets were withdrawn soon after I sent them to you, they contained the Melamine. – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Ford Fiesta have changed

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FiestaLook, another CO2 change! The Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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

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.

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

Enviroment LabelI am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual is now 99g/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 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 FiestaWinning 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.”

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist. “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 Mx-5 (old Shape) Lease delivered to William Crook in Chapel-en-le-Frith

Posted on | July 28, 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, William Crook explains how they are getting on with their Mazda Mx-5 (old Shape)

William says…
CarA very entertaining web site, no nonsense but it tells you exactly what you need to know. A top quality service, I couldn’t find any Chinks (sorry!) at all. Will definitely use Ling again!

William Crook
54 Frith View
Chapel-en-le-Frith
SK23 9TT

 Editor Note: William, glad you enjoy your new Mazda MX-5. Hehehe, Chink joke quite funny – for a hairdresser (MX-5) called Willy living in area with many sheep (no offence)! – Ling

Pollutant levels on my Mercedes A-Class

Posted on | July 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes A-ClassMaking your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Mercedes A-Class 1.5 CDi 8v (107bhp) A180 ECO SE Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Mercedes A-ClassYou 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.

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!

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-ClassOne 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: EnvironmentalSwitch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “Thank you so much for having such a fun and original website. This is one of the best sites I have been on. I have very much enjoyed my visit. I wish more people were as witty as you.
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Mercedes C-class Saloon Lease delivered to Peter Bagenal in March

Posted on | July 27, 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, Peter Bagenal explains how they are getting on with their Mercedes C-class Saloon

Peter says…
carWould definitely recommend, Ling (although she is a bit crazy!). Ling is very helpful, communication was excellent. Delivery of my new Merc C-Class was excellent too – what more can I say?

Peter Bagenal
P B Steelworks
Rear of 80 Doddington Road
Wimblington
March
PE15 0RD

Mercedes C-Class SaloonEditor Note: Happy, happy, happy, I love it when Mercedes customers are happy as they have quite high standards. You got a super-duper new shape car at a brilliant price! Thanks, Peter. – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Mercedes A-Class

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Mercedes A-ClassMy system has alerted me that the Mercedes A-Class 1.5 CDi 8v (107bhp) A180 ECO SE Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

Mercedes A-ClassSometimes 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.

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 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 LabelThe CO2 for this Mercedes A-Class Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 92g/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 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-ClassOne 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: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered) “It’s been listed on MSE.com. iExcellent!
Leyla Knight, Gosport, PO12 4ET
talkstoomuch_@hotmail.com

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Derek Jones (Managing Director) in Llandovery

Posted on | July 27, 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 Derek Jones (Managing Director) that I got a while ago:

Derek says…
car“Always a pleasure to deal with a company that provides the personal touch. Cheap and cheerful with great personal service. Fiesta was perfectly presented and on time. Excellent!

That’s Ling!”

Derek Jones (Managing Director)
Castle Garage Ltd
Broad Street
Llandovery
SA20 0AA

Ford Fiesta STEditor Note: Whoa, Derek, you are a very long time customer and you have taken so many cars from me for your car bodyshop and courtesy cars for your ethnic, minority people garage (in Wales). So nice to still deal with some people in the car trade, glad you appreciate the service. Ddiolch iawn lawer! – Ling

Ling’s Volvo XC60 environment info change

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Volvo XC60Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Volvo XC60 2.4 D5 20v (215bhp) R Design Nav 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

Volvo XC60Have 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.

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

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Volvo XC60 Diesel Automatic is now 169g/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 XC60 is now 44mpg

The Volvo XC60 falls into the H H band overall.

My Volvo XC60 2.4 D5 20v (215bhp) R Design Nav 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 2400cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £421.72 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!).

VolvoThis price on my Volvo XC60 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! £421.72 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 XC60Sir 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: EnvironmentalDrive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.”

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on <a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a>: “Thank you so much for having such a fun and original website. This is one of the best sites I have been on. I have very much enjoyed my visit. I wish more people were as witty as you.
Shelley Enright, Sheffield, S26 5LX
bladesbird_@btinternet.com

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Citroen C-crosser Lease delivered to Ian Paterson in Stockport

Posted on | July 27, 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 Ian Paterson in Stockport. Bloody cat!

Ian says…
carService and communication was excellent, Ling gave me confidence in this ‘new’ way of acquiring a car. Citroen C-Crosser feels solid and does what is says on the tin. Extra seats fine if you move the middle row forward. Cruises the motorways well and drives over soft ground confidently without chewing up the grass. Excellent delivery, by two extremely pleasant gents – like friends dropping a present off to me. Book me another on in 2 years time.

Ian Paterson
64 Ack Lane East
Bramhall
Stockport
SK7 2BE

Citroen C-CrosserEditor Note: Ian, thanks for the mini-road-test :) Yep, nice car… so happy you were pleased with my service!! – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Ford Focus

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FocusUpdating the Ford Focus 1.0 i EcoBoost 12v (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

Ford FocusHow 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.

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%?

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 LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 109g/km for the Ford Focus 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 Focus is now 58mpg

The Ford Focus falls into the B B band overall.

My Ford Focus 1.0 i EcoBoost 12v (98bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £226.09 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 Focus 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! £226.09 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 FocusSir 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.”

These comments have been made about my website: “Wow, what a fantastic site! I will definitely be telling my friends to come and have a look. With a name like Ling Valentine, you should really be a star!!
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Mini Cooper (old Model) Lease delivered to Ruth and Jason Darby in Dudley

Posted on | July 27, 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 Ruth and Jason Darby that I got a while ago:

Ruth says…
CarWe couldn’t have asked for better service. Everything went according to plan (timescales, delivery, colour, etc). You provided fantastic dealer service and an excellent delivery of the Mini to us. Only one problem; I can’t decide which car to lease from Ling in two year’s time!!! Keep up the great work, Ling.

Ruth and Jason Darby
28 Charlecote Drive
Dudley
DY1 2GG

 Editor Note: Ho! You are from West Midlands yet I could understand you on telephone! Ruth, thanks so much for nice letter. You can always rely on Mini dealers for good service because really they are BMW dealers – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Mercedes B-Class have changed

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes B-ClassChanging this information for the Mercedes B-Class 1.8 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 16v (107bhp) B180 Sport Hatchback 5dr 1796cc Diesel Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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

EnvironmentIf showroom-based car dealers fail to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, it renders them liable on conviction to a fine of up to £5,000. This is why dealers miraculously acheive these "minimum standards" – under threat of a £5,000 fine!

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Mercedes B-Class Diesel Manual is now 121g/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 B-Class is now 61mpg

The Mercedes B-Class falls into the D D band overall.

My Mercedes B-Class 1.8 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 16v (107bhp) B180 Sport Hatchback 5dr 1796cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £281.99 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes B-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! £281.99 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 B-ClassSir 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: EnvironmentalPlan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.”

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest: “This is the strangest offer ever. I’ll tell all my car driving friends about your site. Cheers.
Tomoko Kawanaka, Edinburgh, EH1 3LU
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Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Lease delivered to Darren Bristow in Sheffield

Posted on | July 27, 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 Darren Bristow

Darren says…
carEverything about Ling is as she says on her tin!

Fantastic, speedy, honest, reliable, hardworking and will go well over beyond-the-limits to make sure you are a happy chappy. I will never go anywhere else, now. Citroen C4 Grand Picasso is fantastic, thanks.

Darren Bristow
1 Rotherview Gardens
Swallownest
Sheffield
S26 4SB

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoEditor Note: Hehehe, as I say, Darren: on my tin it says “Made In China”! :) What can I say to you, you were a lovely customer. And you chose a car that every single customer that has had one thinks is VERY good. As you are from Yorkshire, you appreciate the low price, too :)Ling

Green info has changed on the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Posted on | July 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossUpdating the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 i 16v (118bhp) SZ-T Station Wagon 5dr 1586cc Petrol Manual quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossPersonal Contract Hire is exactly the same as contract hire for businesses. This is the beauty of getting a car like this, as you benefit from FLEET BONUSES! However, VAT makes a difference. Businesses get the rentals shown ex-VAT (they can often reclaim half of it), whereas private purchasers have it included in the rentals.

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%?

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 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 127g/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 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: EnvironmentalRegular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.”

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address) “You are as mad as my wife-to-be is. Good site, very funny.
Dave Millar, Kings Lynn PE30 3PN
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