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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Leanne Clack in Newton Aycliffe

Posted on | August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Leanne Clack. I delivered this Nissan Qashqai to Newton Aycliffe then I got this very nice letter back…

Leanne says…
carLing provides a great professional service, with excellent communication and fantastic deals – we will be telling all our friends and family about your service – thank you. Excellent delivery of our new Nissan Qashqai, on time!

Leanne Clack
22 Youens Crescent
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 4ZE

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Leanne, thanks. These Qashqais are local cars to you and me, being built in Washington. Glad you liked my service and comms, that will be LINGO :) I wait for your friends to flood me with enquiries, hahaha. As you are MD of a local company, I appreciate the comments. Thanks. – Ling

Ford Focus ST Leasing Cheap £294.82 inc VAT

Posted on | August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford Focus ST

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

I added New Ford Focus ST 2.0 T (246bhp) T3 Hatchback 5dr 1999cc Petrol, with Manual gearbox and Metallic & Non-metallic paint.
It is on a 3+35 monthly profile. Only £294.82 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit.
Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

Get a Quote!

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

This price includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £294.82 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum,
but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

Ford Focus ST

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

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

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

New VCA data on the Honda CR-V

Posted on | August 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Honda CR-VLooking at my records, the Honda CR-V 2.0 i (153bhp) S 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1997cc Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Honda to this update!

Honda CR-VYou 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.

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

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 173g/km for the Honda CR-V 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 Honda CR-V is now 38mpg

The Honda CR-V falls into the H H band overall.

My Honda CR-V 2.0 i (153bhp) S 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1997cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £259.49 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HondaThis price on my Honda CR-V includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £259.49 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.

Honda CR-VOne 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: EnvironmentalDrive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.”

These comments have been made about my website: “You sound like a crazy mad person. Speaking as another crazy mad person.
Jackie Hopton, Wakefield, WF2 0TF
garyhopton_@blueyonder.co.uk

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

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Citroen C5 Tourer Lease delivered to Mark Cook in Norwich

Posted on | August 20, 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 Mark Cook show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Mark Cook :)

Mark says…
carHi Ling, a delightful transaction for my new Citroen C5 Tourer and will definitely use you again. It all was smooth and effortless. Love the bribery of sweets and money. Pity the money was worthless but as they say, it’s the thought that counts. Love the comparison to burgers, great idea, lose weight and have a new car.

Mark Cook
239 Wroxham Road
Norwich
NR7 8AQ

Citroen C5 TourerEditor Note: Smooth and effortless, like the new C5? :) Lovely cars! Hey!!!! – the money is not worthless, it is Chinese Yuan and it is worth loads now against a devalued UK £££. Bribery is good, just like being back in China! My Big Mac index annoys McDonald’s, but so what… it makes their burgers look expensive! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Audi Q3

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

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

Audi Q3With 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!

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 LabelThe CO2 for this Audi Q3 Diesel Manual 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 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 Q3Winning 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: EnvironmentalUse higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.”

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me – “Quality website! Certainly had me chuckling! A breath of fresh air!
Stefan Rose, Durham, DH1 4LR
phoenixxx_85_@hotmail.com

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

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Volvo V50 Sportswagon Lease delivered to Eva Szorenyi in St Albans

Posted on | August 20, 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 Eva Szorenyi show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Eva Szorenyi :)

Eva says…
CarLing’s site is easy to navigate around to find the car of choice. She is very responsive and gives as much detail, without having to ask – I will use her again for my next car.

Eva Szorenyi
18 Portland Street
St Albans
AL3 4RB

 Editor Note: Eva, even though I can’t say your name, it was lovely to be able to supply your new Volvo V50 Sportwagon. Thanks for the kind comments about my website, I put a lot of effort into it. See you in a couple of years :)Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Audi Q3 have changed

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Audi Q3I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Audi Q3 2.0 Tdi (138bhp) SE 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

Audi Q3Local 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.

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 LabelFor this brand new Audi Q3 Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 135g/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 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: EnvironmentalSlow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.”

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered) “What a great site.
Stuart Benzie, Peterhead, AB42 4RA
stuartbenzie_@yahoo.co.uk

Using a mobile phone is better than driving. You can buy the cheapest mobile deal HERE.

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Chrysler 300c Lease delivered to Les Malley in Washington

Posted on | August 20, 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 Les Malley

Les says…
carLing gave excellent service from initial enquiry to delivery and post delivery. Her Lingo comms system is excellent and any problems answered fast! I have had many lease cars and her operation was light years ahead of anyone. I have had dealings with her previously and in all respects she is the best value. Average delivery, no contact from them at all.

Les Malley
Discount Fixings
The Old Scout Hut
Gayton Road, Sulgrave Ind Estate
Washington
NE37 3BW

Chrysler 300C SaloonEditor Note: Well, Les. I am pleasd you like my LINGO system, it is proving a massive success. It is the best in the car business. The Chrysler dealers do leave something to be desired, they are not the best in the business, being under extreme brand pressure in current market. You are so sweet as an MD to write nice things about me. You are quite local too. But, you have a hell of a car for the money! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Skoda Octavia

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda OctaviaThe impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

Skoda OctaviaWith 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!

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).

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 LabelHaving got all the info for the Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 129g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this Skoda Octavia is now 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 OctaviaOne 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.”

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites. “Fantastic website. You are very witty and makes for a good read. Will recommend your site to some friends looking to upgrade their car shortly.
Emma Millar, Kings Lynn, PE30 3PN
milliebk90_@hotmail.com

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

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Nissan Navara Lease delivered to Sarah Harker in Stokesley

Posted on | August 20, 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 Sarah Harker wrote this one:

Sarah says…
carLing has been a very attentive and helpful supplier, I cannot fault her service, we will certainly be referring future vehicle requirements to her! Excellent delivery of our Nissan Navara.

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

Nissan NavaraEditor Note: Sarah, well, so glad to be able to deliver this Navara, to be followed shortly by a Zafira you have on order with me. Thanks for being so good to me and so efficient with the paperwork – it helps :)Ling

Pollutant levels on my Jaguar XJ Saloon

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Jaguar XJ SaloonThe impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Jaguar XJ Saloon Diesel Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

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

EnvironmentMy customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for "excess" miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider "is my journey really neccessary?" and "would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?".

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 Jaguar XJ Saloon Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 184g/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 XJ Saloon is now 40mpg

The Jaguar XJ Saloon falls into the I I band overall.

My Jaguar XJ Saloon 3.0 D V6 (271bhp) Luxury Saloon 4dr 2993cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £562.80 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 XJ 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! £562.80 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.

Jaguar XJ SaloonSir 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.”

I have so many comments about my website, this one says; “I came across your website, which I have found to be really amazing and has really brightened up my normally boring days.
Lisa McCann, Armagh City, BT60 4HF
star456ireland20012001_@yahoo.co.uk

Mobile phones are cheap alternatives to a car. Click HERE to visit my phone site.

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Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch Lease delivered to Craig Davies in Bury

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Craig Davies. I delivered this Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch to Bury then I got this very nice letter back…

Craig says…
CarDeciding to lease my new Vauxhall Astra via Ling is one of the best things I have ever done. The quick and personal response provided by Ling added to the experience and my new car arrived when she said it would.

Top notch!!

Excellent delivery, really good, friendly and helpful.

Craig Davies
11 Inglewood Close
Bury
BL9 7LD

 Editor Note: Craig, yep, what can I say? Your car order and delivery went without a hitch, but that was a lot to do with you being such a good customer and being accurate with your paperwork. I hope you get a good 2-years driving out of the cheap Astra. These are the most popular cars in the UK, and everyone seems to love them. – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Posted on | August 20, 2014 | Comments Off

Citroen DS3 CabrioGreat cars like the Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

Citroen DS3 CabrioI 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!

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 DS3 Cabrio Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 139g/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 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 £211.19 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! £211.19 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 CabrioSir 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: “Totally off the wall but brilliant all the same. Wish there were more like it!
Bill Doodson, Huddersfield, HD1 4PP
bill.doodson_@ntlworld.com

You should know that I can now supply mobile phones HERE

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Citroen Xsara Picasso Lease delivered to Rev Stuart Blunt in Birmingham

Posted on | August 19, 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 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

The Volkswagen Touareg is a Green car yet?

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Volkswagen TouaregDon’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Volkswagen Touareg Diesel 3.0 TDI V6 (245bhp) R Line 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 2967cc Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

Volkswagen TouaregI 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!

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 LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volkswagen Touareg Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 189g/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 Volkswagen Touareg is now 39mpg

The Volkswagen Touareg falls into the J J band overall.

My Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TDI V6 (245bhp) R Line 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 2967cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £493.68 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Touareg 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! £493.68 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Volkswagen TouaregRemember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
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Audi A3 Lease delivered to Peter Wright in Beckenham

Posted on | August 19, 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. Peter Wright replied with a letter back to me about the Audi A3 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Peter says…
carMy Audi A3 is the second car I’ve had from Ling – she is absolutely unbeatable for value. As a bonus her customer service is excellent with a whacky sense of humour thrown in for good measure. Excellent delivery… My new Audi A3 was supplied on time and all explained by the charming chap.

Peter Wright
130 Kings Hall Road
Beckenham
BR3 1LN

Audi A3 CabrioletEditor Note: Another repeat customer! And such a great job – you build tunnels for trains! Very butch occupation, Peter. Like a mole. Maybe that is why you wanted a black car? Hahaha! Anyway, enjoy the bloody A3, great car for a great customer! – Ling

Comparative label for the Jaguar XF

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

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 XFMost 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.

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 LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 149g/km for the Jaguar XF Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this 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 £357.60 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 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! £357.60 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 XFWinning 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: EnvironmentalDrive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.”

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites. “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
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Volkswagen Golf Lease delivered to Simon Harman in Havant

Posted on | August 19, 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 Simon Harman from Havant. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Simon says…
carLing, from the start you were great. Your quote was £20 per month cheaper than the VW dealer. You made it a smooth easy transaction. Thank you for all your help. Good delivery by a very nice guy who dropped of the Golf.

Simon Harman
Pds Instruments Ltd
Unit 7 Broadmarsh Business and Innovation Centre
Hart Farm Way
Havant
PO9 1HS

Volkswagen Golf R CabrioletEditor Note: Yes, Simon. I am usually a lot cheaper. I do not have glass palace and 40 staff and franchise requirements to support. This is why the dealers are falling like flies in the Credit Crunch. As you a director of a Electronic Test And Measurment Equipment company, I appreciate comments. Thanks. – Ling

Green changes on my Honda Civic

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Honda CivicMy system has alerted me that the Honda Civic 1.4 i VTEC 16v (98bhp) S Hatchback 5dr 1339cc Petrol 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.

Honda CivicSometimes 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.

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!

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Honda Civic Petrol Manual. 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 Honda Civic is now 52mpg

The Honda Civic falls into the D D band overall.

My Honda Civic 1.4 i VTEC 16v (98bhp) S Hatchback 5dr 1339cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £216.86 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Civic 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! £216.86 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.

Honda CivicSir 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: EnvironmentalCheck your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.”

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist. “What a fab website, I love it, it’s fun and friendly and different!!! I am looking for a 6 or 7 seater car as I have expanding family.
Jodie Adams, Nottingham, NG8 3AZ
pjadamsfamily_@ntlworld.com

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Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to Jason Keetley in Nottingham

Posted on | August 19, 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 Jason Keetley that I got a while ago:

Jason says…
carLing. This has been a totally hassle-free procedure from start to finish. My new Mondeo is fantastic, your customer service cannot be faulted. I have gone form an old MING mobile to a brand new LING mobile in a few easy steps. See you soon. Good delivery, the car was driven to me and had 180 miles on the clock.

Jason Keetley
21 Coppice Road
Arnold
Nottingham
NG5 7GR

Ford Mondeo EstateEditor Note: Jay, you are the owner of a Shoe and Key shop in the UK gun capital, Nottingham. Therefore, I supplied the SVO Mondeo version (Iraq model) with anti-ballistic glass and bulletproof doors. Hope you like. Make sure you don’t use the CS gas dispensers in a built-up area. Roof-mounted machinegun mount was removed at your request, are you sure that wasn’t a mistake? If you need a new key, why not cut it yourself? Have a great time in the Mondeo :)Ling

Ling’s Fiat 500 environment info change

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Fiat 500If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Fiat 500Most 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.

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.

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 Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 113g/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 Fiat 500 is now 58mpg

The Fiat 500 falls into the C C band overall.

My Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £123.98 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £123.98 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Fiat 500The comparative or "fridge" label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. "The usual horseshit", he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck "Calm down dear!" – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

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

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “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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Audi A6 Saloon Lease delivered to James Wallace in Cupar

Posted on | August 19, 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 James Wallace from Cupar. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

James says…
car“Ling, excellent service – the car spec and colour exactly as requested. First time personal contract hire has been really easy to arrange and I’ll be looking to do this again in 2008. The Audi A6 was delivered on time with no fuss and a good handover.”

James Wallace
Lincluden
16 Westpark Rd
Cupar
KY15 5DJ

 Editor Note: James, I can always rely on my Audi supplier to do a good job. Of course the colour matched, you think I would deliver a pink one with yellow spots? You are too used to traditional motor dealers :)Ling

Different NOx levels on the Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes E-Class SaloonGreen output is important to me, so I tell you the Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonHow 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 agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for "excess" miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider "is my journey really neccessary?" and "would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?".

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 Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 133g/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 E-Class Saloon is now 58mpg

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

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £404.40 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £404.40 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Mercedes E-Class 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: EnvironmentalLose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.”

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on <a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a>: “This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
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Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch Lease delivered to Nick Brace in Bracknell

Posted on | August 18, 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 Nick Brace, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch.

Nick says…
carLing you are the “NUTTS” Don’t sell out to the Big Gunn’s when they come knocking! Cos you know they will.

Excellent dealer service on delivery of my new Astra.

Nick Brace
Longshot Lane Mot
Unit 7
Longshot Lane
Bracknell
RG12 1RL

 Editor Note: Are you sure there are 2 “T”s in NUTTS, Nick? Hmmmm, well, we had a brilliant fun time arranging the Astra, it is great to have customers who enjoy a laugh. I pass on regards to dealer. Thanks for nuttty comments, hahahaha. Nit. Bloody lunatic customers, where do they all come from???? Hehe. – Ling

Emission figures on the Skoda Octavia

Posted on | August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Skoda OctaviaI am Ling and my Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Automatic has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

Skoda OctaviaAt the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a "balloon" payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

EnvironmentMy customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for "excess" miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider "is my journey really neccessary?" and "would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?".

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 Skoda Octavia Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 129g/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 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 OctaviaWinning 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.”

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “I also think Americans complain much, much, much too much.
Alexis Scales, New Herrington, DH4 7BB
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Citroen C5 Lease delivered to Janet Mcdonnell in Hull

Posted on | August 18, 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 Janet Mcdonnell wrote this one:

Janet says…
carA smooth transaction from start to finish! I will definitely use you next time and I have already recommended you to a friend. Excellent delivery of my Citroen C5. No problems so far but I’ve only had my new car for a week.

Janet Mcdonnell
3 Haymer Drive
Hedon
Hull
HU12 8PA

Citroen C5 TourerEditor Note: Ah, well, having a Citroen for just one week without any problems is very good news, Janet. This is only more significant when the car in question is a FIAT. However, these C5s are very popular and are quite different from the 2CVs of the past :)
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New VCA data on the Citroen C4 Picasso

Posted on | August 18, 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 PicassoYour car belongs to the finance company on whose documents you agreed to the contract. Many different wear and tear agreements are issued, but it is safe to say that they all are similar to the industry standard issued by the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association). I have condensed the advice into an easy to read PDF file. If you have things to fix, I recommend 1st call to people like Dent Devils, mobile Glass Repair, etc. Cheap and often works. They usually come to you, in van. Easy. Treat this car like your own car and you will not go far wrong. If you sold a 2-year-old car privately, you would fix exact same problems. Common sense helps!

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

The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

Enviroment LabelWorking it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 109g/km for the Citroen C4 Picasso 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 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 PicassoRemember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

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

Here is a comment about my website (I have disguised the email address) “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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Mercedes B-Class Leasing Cheap £294.44 inc VAT

Posted on | August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Mercedes B-Class

Look at this cheap new Mercedes B-Class car leasing deal I have uploaded to my contract hire website about 2 minutes ago! I have just uploaded a new Mercedes B-Class .

I added Pre-Reg Mercedes B-Class 1.5 CDI 8v (107bhp) B180 Sport Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel, with Manual gearbox and Metallic paint.
It is on a 3+23 monthly profile. Only £294.44 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit.
Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

Get a Quote!

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

This price includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £294.44 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum,
but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

Mercedes B-Class

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

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

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

Audi A4 Saloon Lease delivered to Omar White in Twickenham

Posted on | August 18, 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, Omar White explains how they are getting on with their Audi A4 Saloon

Omar says…
carThe car is great! During the whole process you kept me well informed, your new communication system is excellent and your responses are very prompt. All in all a seamless service with the car delivery well ahead of initial date. I have recommended you to colleagues and friends and look forward to dealing with you again soon. Excellent delivery, delivered on time, great handover, very informative and polite.

Omar White
212 Percy Road
Twickenham
TW2 6JJ

Audi A4 SaloonEditor Note: Omar, thanks! You are an operations manager, so I appreciate the comments. Hope you have a great time in Twickenham in your new Audi A4! – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Fiat 500

Posted on | August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Fiat 500Checking against the values I publish for the Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

Fiat 500You 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.

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.

The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB(A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB(A) established in 1996. This means it would take 7 new vehicles to make the same amount of noise as a vehicle that just meets the pre-1978 limits.

Enviroment LabelI am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is now 113g/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 Fiat 500 is now 58mpg

The Fiat 500 falls into the C C band overall.

My Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £137.84 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £137.84 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.

Fiat 500The comparative or "fridge" label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. "The usual horseshit", he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck "Calm down dear!" – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

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

This comment is great: “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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Saab 9-3 Convertible Lease delivered to Edward Dobson in Lymm

Posted on | August 18, 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 Edward Dobson wrote this one:

Edward says…
car
A young lady from Gateshead called Ling,
Does a really peculiar thing,
Contract Hire cheap and simple,
With cute smile and dimple,
So get a great car from Ling – “WITH NO STRINGS!”

“Ling is amazing!!! Great service, great communication, she made the whole contract hire process really simple. I’ve recommended her to half a dozen people already and will definitely be getting my next new car through her in 2-years time. SAAB was delivered excellently, delivery man took the time to run through all the functions.”

Edward Dobson
21 Brookside Avenue
Lymm
WA13 9BL

 Editor Note: Mr Ed, you were a bit crazzzy yourself! What a lovely poem, I never realised you were bloody poet, I have it framed on my wall in my office. You seemed to really enjoy getting your car, especially as the weather was just turning to Spring. Have a great time swanning in your SAAB Convertible! Below, is return poem! – Ling

A madman called Ed from Lymm,
Didn’t want a dealer skanking him,
So he logged on my website,
Clicked a SAAB – that’s sexy alright,
Lost 10 years, his wig, and looks trim! – Ling

Change on the Mercedes E-Class Saloon

Posted on | August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

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

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

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

The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB(A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB(A) established in 1996. This means it would take 7 new vehicles to make the same amount of noise as a vehicle that just meets the pre-1978 limits.

Enviroment LabelI have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mercedes E-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 133g/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 E E band overall.

My Mercedes E-Class Saloon 2.2 CDI (170bhp) E220 AMG Sport Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £404.40 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E-Class Saloon includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £404.40 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Mercedes E-Class SaloonRemember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

Here’s a patronising tip from the government: EnvironmentalPlan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.”

These comments have been made about my website: “This site is crazier than the frog, but I’m also glad to say damn nicer and more interesting too, especially since I also test drove the Renault Megane – great deal, I’m off to look around more. Fab site :)
Caroline Henderson, St Neots, PE19 1PH
ca99_@hotmail.com

I have a mobile phone website, now… HERE

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Mazda Mx-5 Lease delivered to David Bell in Camberley

Posted on | August 18, 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 David Bell, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Mazda Mx-5.

David says…
car“I have never leased a car before and I was quite sceptical, but my new MX-5 was delivered very quickly. About 7-10 days from my first enquiry which only gave me a short time to sort it all out. The service from Ling is excellent, the value is excellent and the car is excellent.

I just need some sunshine now, so I can get the roof down – thanks Ling!”

David Bell
28 Drake Avenue
Mytchett
Camberley
GU16 6AN

Mazda MX-5 RoadsterEditor Note: At just £159.99 per month plus VAT, these MX5s are the cheapest they have EVER been. Plus it’s the brand new model. That is less than you would pay for a mortgage on a garden shed in Camberley, David! Sunshine will increase with global warming, don’t worry. Convertibles will soon be more popular, hehe. Sorry it all happened so fast, but that’s what most people want. I’ll drag your next car out a bit, eh? :)Ling

Green info has changed on the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Posted on | August 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossDon’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Petrol 1.6 i 16v (118bhp) SZ-T Station Wagon 5dr 1586cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

Suzuki SX4 S-CrossSometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying £1000′s more than you), and you have to learn to relax. Most times these delays never happen, but sometimes they do, so I’m just preparing your brain and giving you tip.

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 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 127g/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 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-CrossRemember 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: 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) “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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Lease delivered to Uncle Rex in Cranfield

Posted on | August 17, 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 Uncle Rex that I got a while ago:

Uncle says…
Ask Uncle Rex, he is cheaper and will provide a better service over car leasing companies such as Ling.

Uncle Rex
Hacfield Leasing Limited
121 High Street
Cranfield
MK43 0BT

Kia SoulEditor Note: Oh, here is another car leasing company attacking me! Maybe I should be pleased that the idiots want to code cowardly comments about me into their background code on website so that Google picks up on this stupid comment. Who is this Rex? Made up? And what about address? That is actually: Cranfield Sub Post Office, 121 High Street, Cranfield… Maybe sub-postmaster Rex is doing some contract hire in spare time? Strange also that they have no customer testimonials on site (with VERY similar layout to mine, except no care is taken, pictures of cars poor quality etc… hmmm) despite “Hacfield Leasing are a service orientated, professionally focussed company which prides itself on providing a tailored service to its many varied clients. With the emphasis on personal, professional service, Hacfield Leasing’s reputation has been deservedly earned throughout its thirty year history.” What complete contract-hire-company-speak. Means nothing! I hate you use my name in bad way, why you attack me? You think you “professionally focused”? You stupid. Idiots! – Ling

Reply from Hacfield Leasing 31/10/2005: Ling, I am appalled that that has been added and it was added without my knowledge or consent. I will be dealing with this immediately and P45??s will fly, I will not tolerate this behavior. You have our sincere apologises as we are great fans of your web site I am truly appalled that one of our employees as included such text it is unnecessary and highly unprofessional!

Debbie Thomas
Hacfield Leasing Limited
121 High Street
Cranfield
MK43 0BT

Further reply from Hacfield Leasing 28/11/2005: Dear Miss Ling, you brought to our attention that our website manager had been saying things on our website relevant to your organisation. I would like to assure you that I was completely unaware of this and at no time was the statement authorised. May I say, on behalf of my company, we apologise profusely and in the 30 years I have been in the leasing business I have never ??slated?? other providers. Once again, please accept my sincere apologies and I wish you well in your continued business. We have dismissed our website manager.

Rex Holton
Managing Director
Hacfield Leasing Limited
121 High Street
Cranfield

Editor Note: Thank you. If it IS rogue employee then maybe my comments a bit strong, but employer has to be responsible. Note that with no employees, I take full blame for everything 100% (except French communist leftie dock workers who delay my Citroens last week). And it’s not “Miss Ling”, it is just “Ling”. My name is Ling Valentine. Mrs, actually. – Ling

Petrol consumption and my Hyundai ix35

Posted on | August 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Hyundai ix35Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Hyundai ix35 1.6 GDI 16v (133bhp) S 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Hyundai ix35Have 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.

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.

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

The Hyundai ix35 falls into the G G band overall.

My Hyundai ix35 1.6 GDI 16v (133bhp) S 2WD Station Wagon 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £228.17 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai ix35 includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £228.17 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Hyundai ix35Winning 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: EnvironmentalTry to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.”

I have hundreds of these comments on my website: “Hey, what can I say? Fantastic site!
D M Smith, Wellingborough, NN8 2ND
nucabs_@yahoo.co.uk

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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Karen Alpe in Horley

Posted on | August 17, 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 Karen Alpe, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Ford Fiesta.

Karen says…
carLing and her website are barking mad but don’t be fooled. She is an astute business woman who always puts her customers first. Fantastic deal on the car and even though the car arrived with a slight problem- Ling kicked arse!! And sorted it. I have already recommended to several friends.

Problems with car on delivery but rectified promptly.

Karen Alpe
1 Hayes Walk
Smallfield
Horley
RH6 9QW

Ford Fiesta STEditor Note: Yes Karen, there were blemishes under the paint (due to Ford factory). Also, the spare key did not work. I immediately got the supplying dealer to rectify. They said:

As explained in our telephone call, we will be dropping off a Fiesta loan car by transporter (between 9am and 1pm) and collecting your Fiesta to inspect and rectify the paint work issue.

The supplying dealer did this quickly and also mended the un-coded key. I went mental that a car was delivered in this condition, and the Ford dealer was very apologetic. Often the cars are delivered from PDI depots withut visiting the dealer and this may have been the case. But, it is never acceptable, so I detail this so that other customers can see how things always get put right, fast, if there is a problem.

So pleased that you were happy overall and that it didn’t spoil your new car experience :) That you have recommended me, speaks loudly. Thanks so much, Karen. Good result (even though it should never have happened). – Ling

Emission figures on the Ford Fiesta

Posted on | August 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Ford FiestaThe Ford Fiesta 1.25 i (80bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 1242cc Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow :)

Ford FiestaOh, 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.

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.

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 Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual is now 124g/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 D D band overall.

My Ford Fiesta 1.25 i (80bhp) Zetec Hatchback 5dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.01 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

FordThis price on my Ford Fiesta includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £172.01 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Ford FiestaRemember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

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

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest: “I haven’t seen a site like this at all on the whole of the web or internet (which ever it is). If only there were more of you about we would all be rich (but then I suppose you would be broke). Anyway, this site is brill and now in my bookmarks.
Brett Hollis, Tibshelf, DE55 5LX
brett.hollis_@btinternet.com

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Bmw Z4 Roadster Lease delivered to Jon Keegan in Hereford

Posted on | August 17, 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 Jon Keegan. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Jon says…
car“Dear Ling

Car ordered; BMW Z4, delivered early and all I did was email you once, fax you twice and sign a cheque and post it to you. And my car even arrives at the farm office allowing me to carry on working. Too easy. Let’s do the same again when I have sold the pickup and the van. Well done for providing a valuable, easy to use and cost effective service.”

Jon Keegan
G-Lime Ltd
Court Farmhouse
Moccas
Hereford
HR2 9LH

BMW Z4 RoadsterEditor Note: Jon, thanks for nice letter! I have had a BMW Z4 demo for a week – and I loved it. I am sure you will love yours, I look forward to getting you some commercials – Ling

Publishing new polluting info for the Skoda Octavia

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Skoda OctaviaMaking your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (184bhp) vRS Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Automatic. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

Skoda OctaviaSometimes 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 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 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 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 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: EnvironmentalPlan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.”

<a href="/">LINGsCARS.com</a> gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed): “Velle funnee site. keep it up, Ling. You fast getting a fan base on web. Take care.
Terry Ive, Eastwood, SS9 5QE
rizla01_@yahoo.com

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Lease delivered to Paul Rosen in Oxford

Posted on | August 17, 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 Paul Rosen. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Paul says…
Excellent, website is also useful for stress-relief as it’s very possible to spend an hour or so laughing at all the little jokes and so on. Also great fun for when my parner (from Chinese mainland – Dalian) is away, so I can remind myself of her Chinglish :) So sweet! Thanks for site!

Paul Rosen
5 Field House Drive
Oxford
OX2 7NT

Kia SoulEditor Note: For those who not know, Dalian is in north of China; very cold in winter. Hope partner goes back in summer! Thanks for compliments Paul.- – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Jaguar XF

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Jaguar XFThe impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Jaguar XF Diesel Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

Jaguar XFMany 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.

EnvironmentMartin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said "Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further"

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 149g/km for the Jaguar XF Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values. Click on the “fridge label” to get a enviroment label to print for this car. The combined cycle economy for this 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 £357.60 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 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! £357.60 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 XFOne 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: EnvironmentalDo not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.”

I have so many comments about my website, this one says; “You are as mad as my wife-to-be is. Good site, very funny.
Dave Millar, Kings Lynn PE30 3PN
highlander557_@hotmail.com

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Ford Focus Lease delivered to Robert Wood in Thetford

Posted on | August 17, 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, Robert Wood explains how they are getting on with their Ford Focus

Robert says…
carDealing with Ling has been a blast. Her service and professionalism has been 100% and I’m glad I held back my initial reservations when I saw her website for the first time. The leasing process was doodle and Ling was very accommodating to my specific needs. She’s a star and I thank her very much – but not for the rank sweets – bleurgh. Good delivery, the Focus is a great car, but I had to have a problem fixed in the first week.

Robert Wood
53 Durham Way
Thetford
IP24 1DU

Ford Focus STEditor Note: Hahaha, well, I don’t build the things, Robby! If I did then you would not have problems. I am so glad it has all been a blast. Fun is what it should be, getting a car should be enjoyable, eh? The sweets are poisonous, I agree – you ATE them? Hahaha! – Ling

I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Ford Fiesta

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

Ford FiestaHow to explain this without it seeming like the usual sales talk? … I don’t know, but I will try to make this clear… You know, you are not buying this car. Only renting it for (probably 1 or 2 or 3 years). So you are not stuck with it forever. So, you have no real risk. You are going to pay someone some money to run a car however you look at it.

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 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 LabelHaving got all the info for the Ford Fiesta Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 99g/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 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.”

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest: “Mad as a Frog Eyed Sprite!
Nick Cater, Langport, TA10 0DL
winningentry_@hotmail.com

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Citroen C2 Lease delivered to Mark Currell in High Wycombe

Posted on | August 16, 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 Mark Currell, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Citroen C2.

Mark says…
car“Ling! Many thanks for organising the Citroen C2. It turned up at 8am (as promised) from the other end of the country, delivered by a very helpful man. He took me through all aspects and operations of the car.

It is black with full tan leather. Looks really smart and everyone thinks £145 per month is a great deal. Two weeks down the line, I know of three other people who have gone to your site for a car already.”

Mark Currell
17 Arundel Road
High Wycombe
HP12 4NE

 Editor Note: Wow, you got your car just before the bloody Frenchies went on strike at Aulnay and stopped production of the C2. Communists, probably! It is back online, now, and these full leather versions have been good sellers, great value. Always thankful for recommendations :) Glad the delivery guy got you out of bed, you youngsters are so damn lazy! – Ling

New VCA data on the Citroen DS3 Cabrio

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Citroen DS3 CabrioThe Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 THP 16v (155bhp) DSport Plus Convertible 2dr 1598cc Petrol Manual has new environmental information today. I have updated! Pay attention, you are too slow :)

Citroen DS3 CabrioAt the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a "balloon" payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

EnvironmentMy customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for "excess" miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider "is my journey really neccessary?" and "would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?".

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 LabelThe CO2 for this Citroen DS3 Cabrio Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 139g/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 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 £211.19 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! £211.19 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 so many comments about my website, this one says; “The website is great. I love the way everything is neatly organised and easy to understand.
Lynette Allen, Darlington, DL1 4NL
wolfatnight2003_@yahoo.co.uk

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Vauxhall Antara Lease delivered to Steven Francis in Stafford

Posted on | August 16, 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. Steven Francis replied with a letter back to me about the Vauxhall Antara that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Steven says…
carFantastic! It was a pleasure to experience such a trouble-free transaction. I kept waiting for a problem to occur – it never did!

I will not hesitate to use Ling again and I thoroughly recommend her to others. Excellent delivery of my new Vauxhall Antara. Helpful, polite and fully explained all aspects of the car.

Steven Francis
8 Coton Avenue
Stafford
ST16 3RT

Vauxhall AntaraEditor Note: Well, well, Steve – I never thought I would get a spark of emotion from an HMRC person :) Hehehe, but you were great. If only my local VAT office were as friendly to me. Hope you and Kate have a great time with your new Antara. I will pass on regards to the supplier, they did a good job. Thanks for sweet letter saying sugary things. Now, I look forward to my next Corporation Tax bill. – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Fiat 500

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Fiat 500CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

Fiat 500Sometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying £1000′s more than you), and you have to learn to relax. Most times these delays never happen, but sometimes they do, so I’m just preparing your brain and giving you tip.

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)!

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 LabelI am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is now 113g/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 Fiat 500 is now 58mpg

The Fiat 500 falls into the C C band overall.

My Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £123.98 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £123.98 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Fiat 500Remember 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: EnvironmentalDrive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.”

I have so many of these website comments, they are overflowing on my desk! “What a wonderful way to get people to look at your site, it certainly gets people talking. Fab PR. Very informative site and also very funny. I will certainly recommend others to look at this site.
Gabby Shore, Telford, TF5 0BQ

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Honda Jazz Lease delivered to Peter Hawkins in Stockton on Tees

Posted on | August 16, 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 Peter Hawkins, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Honda Jazz.

Peter says…
carGreat Cars!
Great Prices!
Great Service!

Peter Hawkins
Minster Cleaning Services
74 Brunswick Street
Stockton on Tees
TS18 1DW

Honda JazzEditor Note: Wah! This Honda Jazz is the 3rd car you have had from me this year, Peter! No wonder you are tired of writing long letters to me! Keep it short and sweet like Honda Jazz, eh? Thanks for business, what a shame Stockton is 1 hour from Gateshead, or I would ask you to begin cleaning contract in my kitchen! Soy sauce and noodles from floor to ceiling! Yum. – Ling

Making the Fiat 500 greener

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Fiat 500Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

Fiat 500How 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.

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.

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

Enviroment LabelThe CO2 for this Fiat 500 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 113g/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 Fiat 500 is now 58mpg

The Fiat 500 falls into the C C band overall.

My Fiat 500 1.2 i 8v (69bhp) Pop [Start Stop] Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £137.84 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £137.84 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.

Fiat 500One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won "BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007" in the Automotive Management Awards.

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

Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says… “Great site, will recommend it to my mates.
Trevor Mace, High Bentham, LA2 7HY
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