Mazda MX-5 Lease delivered to Mike Johnson in Darlington

Letter head
Visit my full letters page click here

I am amazed the Post Office needs to be privatised, the amount that my customers spend sending me letters about their new cars. Here, Mike Johnson explains how they are getting on with their Mazda MX-5

Mike says…
car“We are always very pleased with the service we get from LINGsCARS and the prices are also very keen. Good delivery. However, you make too much profit from poor people like us, we cannot even afford a bowl of rice a day! Wah!”

Mike Johnson
Darlington
DL1 ***

Mazda MX-5Editor Note: Whoa! You frighten people reading these letters, Mike! Really, you are bloody damn rich battery importer and distributor, and supply all types of batteries from Duracell things to bespoke camera batteries. You are replacing old shape 1.6 MX-5 with new shape 1.8 at same price! Hope you like it – Ling

My Ford Focus has been updated

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 12v (140bhp) ST-Line X Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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

Ford Focus

For this brand new Ford Focus Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 112g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 12v (140bhp) ST-Line X Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £254.72 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

FordThis price on my Ford Focus includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £254.72 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Sir 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!

Environment

Keep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on LINGsCARS.com:

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

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.

Environment

Citroen Dispatch Lease delivered to Gordon O’Donnell in Chorley

Letter head
Visit my full letters page click here

New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Gordon O’Donnell. I delivered this Citroen Dispatch to Chorley then I got this very nice letter back…

Gordon says…
carI have just received my second vehicle off Ling and, as with the first, I have been extremely impressed with the speed and efficiency with which the whole transaction completed. The Lingo system is great for keeping up to date. Great service, thank you. Excellent delivery, fast, kept me informed.

Gordon O’Donnell
Chorley
PR7 ***

Citroen DispatchEditor Note: Yo! Gordon! Thanks so much for the lovely letter. You are repeating customer. I am getting so many people coming back for second, thire and fourth cars and vans that I am losing touch!! Your new Citroen Dispatch will be a great van, so cheap too. Enjoy! – Ling

Ling is Green. New Kia Optima Sportwagon info

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Kia Optima Sportwagon 1.7 CRDi 16v (139bhp) ISG 2 Estate 5dr 1685cc Diesel Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Environment

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

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

The CO2 for this Kia Optima Sportwagon Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 113g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

Environmental Data

My Kia Optima Sportwagon 1.7 CRDi 16v (139bhp) ISG 2 Estate 5dr 1685cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £223.31 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!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Optima Sportwagon 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! £223.31 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.

Environmental Data

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

Environmental Data

Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

Environment

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

Environment

Great site, very good offers and the legal stuff is very funny.
Mike Marsh, Redditch, B98 9HZ
mikemarshreddirec_@btinternet.com

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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Marie Richards in East Preston

Letter head
Visit my full letters page click here

I have 1525 customer letters! This one was sent by Marie Richards after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Ford Fiesta

Marie says…
carLing and Guy offer a great service, backed up by honesty and integrity. My car was delivered as agreed and in good order. I would recommend this service to all. I love the website as well ‒ completely mad!! Dealer Service ‒ Good ‒ Only gripe was dirty car on delivery.

Marie Richards
East Preston
BN16 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Marie, thanks so much for the comments, you are really kind. Hope you are loving the Fiesta. So great to deal with you. I kick the dealer in the ass for dirty car, but they blame rain on the way, so sorry. – Ling

Carbon Dioxide and the Volkswagen Tiguan

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI BMT 16v (125bhp) SE Nav Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Environment

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

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

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volkswagen Tiguan Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 139g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

Environment

My Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI BMT 16v (125bhp) SE Nav Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £267.92 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Tiguan 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! £267.92 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.

Environmental Data

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

Environment

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

Great site, very good offers and the legal stuff is very funny.
Mike Marsh, Redditch, B98 9HZ
mikemarshreddirec_@btinternet.com

Environment

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.

Chevrolet Captiva Lease delivered to Linda Platt in Sutton Coldfield

Letter head
Visit my full letters page click here

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

Linda says…
CarHi Ling

I am a big believer in good service, and that is what I feel I have received from yourself. The Chevvy Captiva is our first brand-new car and still has that “new” smell. We will be in touch in 18 months! Good delivery, not a lot of involvement needed, straight from the docks.

Linda Platt
Sutton Coldfield
B74 ***

Chevrolet CaptivaEditor Note: Great to hear you got a fresh car, Linda! I’m so glad you thought I gave good service, that makes me VERY happy. Keep sniffing the car, it is like a drug. Speak soon! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Nissan Qashqai

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 8v (110bhp) Tekna Glass Roof Pack Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

Environment

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

Nissan Qashqai

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

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 99g/km for the Nissan Qashqai Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 8v (110bhp) Tekna Glass Roof Pack Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £263.32 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Qashqai 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! £263.32 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.

Environmental Data

Sir 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!

Environment

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

Environmental Data

LINGsCARS.com gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed):

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

Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.

Mercedes C-Class Saloon Lease delivered to Robert Stearn in Folkestone

Letter head
Visit my full letters page click here

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 Robert Stearn that I got a while ago:

Robert says…
carMy new Mercedes is my second (and certainly not the last) car that I have sourced through Ling. For a tremendous and thoroughly efficient service, Ling can’t be beaten (and delivers with a brilliant sense of humour!). Even the delivery driver was very professional and friendly.

Robert Stearn
Folkestone
CT20 ***

Mercedes C-Class SaloonEditor Note: Robert, I liked dealing with you because you are an EXPENSE REDUCTION SPECIALIST, so it’s great that you advertise that my cars can reduce expenses. Certainly you got a bargain Merc! I’ll pass your regards to the delivery guy 🙂 Come back (again) soon! – Ling

Ling’s Citroen C3 environment info change

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Environment

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

Environment

In 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.

Citroen C3

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 109g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

Environmental Data

My Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Flair Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £177.19 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 C3 includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £177.19 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 C3

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

Environmental Data

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Environmental Data

Love this place, found what I have been looking for all my life. Thank you for making me so happy.
Edel McKenna, Co Derry, BT46 5LE
edel_mckenna_@hotmail.com

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.