Fiat Panda Lease delivered to Sharon Johns in Bristol

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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, Sharon Johns explains how they are getting on with their Fiat Panda

Sharon says…
carMy Fiat Panda is sleek, sophisticated, nippy and reliable like me and it’s cuter than my husband. It’s a fantastic runner for me – so thanks Ling for everything you’ve done. It was all done quickly and easily and you were a fantastic help with any queries I had. I’ll definitely be using you again. Excellent delivery, they were quick and efficient.

Sharon Johns
Bristol
BS13 ***

Fiat PandaEditor Note: This is second Panda letter in a row who had a good delivery experience! Maybe FIAT were having a bad day??? Wow. I am not sure the Panda is “sleek” but then I have not seen your husband 🙂 Glad you enjoyed getting your new car, Sharon! – Ling

My Fiat 500 CO2 g/km levels

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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Sometimes 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.

When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

For this brand new Fiat 500 Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 110g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My Fiat 500 1.2 Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £126.61 inc VAT per month with 9 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! £126.61 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

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

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

Fiat 500

Wow, what a fantastic site! I will definitely be telling my friends to come and have a look. With a name like Ling Valentine, you should really be a star!!
Amanda Skilton, Ivybridge PL21 0PJ
stas4949_@stas4949.eclipse.co.uk

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.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Nicholas Melling in Address Withheld

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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, Nicholas Melling explains how they are getting on with their Honda Civic

Nicholas says…
carLing did great getting me my new Honda Civic – nickname “The Bullet”. My wife’s car is nicknamed “The Bucket”.

Even though I cancelled the first order as the stupid car had no Air/Con Ling was very patient and did not make me sit on the naughty step. Well done Ling! Delivery was very good, by nice blokes. Excellent!

Nicholas Melling
Address Withheld
TN3 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: First car was a Type-R Civic, but you wanted aircon, so we got you a diesel Civic which is nearly as fast. The bullet, hahaha! It is black, so you should call it the Black Bullet! Your poor wife :). Thanks for funny letter, you are a Company Director, but also a funny guy, thanks for making me laugh! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Peugeot Partner Van

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Peugeot Partner Van 1.5 BlueHDi 16v (100bhp) 950 Long Professional Van Man 1499cc Diesel Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

Many 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.

The 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.”

Having got all the info for the Peugeot Partner Van Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 179g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Peugeot Partner Van 1.5 BlueHDi 16v (100bhp) 950 Long Professional Van Man 1499cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £224.58 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot Partner Van 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! £224.58 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.

One 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.

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

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

Peugeot Partner Van

Nice site. I love the intelligence question.
Vincent Omoke, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY
luamboluanzo_@aol.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.

Peugeot Partner Van pollution changed

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Peugeot Partner Van 1.5 BlueHDi 16v (100bhp) 950 Long Professional Van Man 1499cc Diesel Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

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Many 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.

Peugeot Partner Van

My 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?”.

Having got all the info for the Peugeot Partner Van Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 179g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Peugeot Partner Van 1.5 BlueHDi 16v (100bhp) 950 Long Professional Van Man 1499cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £224.58 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot Partner Van 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! £224.58 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

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Try 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.

Peugeot Partner Van

Mad as a Frog Eyed Sprite!
Nick Cater, Langport, TA10 0DL
winningentry_@hotmail.com

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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

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to John Pugh in Leicester

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

John says…
carLing has given great service all the way through with sound and secure communications. I will certainly be leasing with her again, soon. The new Ford Fiesta was everything promised and was well delivered. Excellent. I’m very, very happy and I fully recommend!

John Pugh
Leicester
LE6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Jonroxxxxx, hahaha. As a company director for Rockingham Display Ltd, I appreciate your comments. It’s always nice to get letters about good service from another boss. Fiestas = brilliant cars. Looking forward to more orders 🙂 Bring them on, hahaha. – Ling

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Darren Collett in Pencombe

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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, Darren Collett explains how they are getting on with their Nissan Qashqai

Darren says…
CarGreat, easy to use and straightforward website. Fabulous communication which made the whole process pain free. Will definitely use Ling again and I have already recommended to colleagues and friends.

Darren Collett
Pencombe
HR7 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Darren, you are so sweet 🙂 You are still missing your aerial for the Nissan Qashqai, but yet you write such a lovely letter. I am sorting out your aerial. – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up

Look, another CO2 change! The Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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

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When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 150g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Mercedes X Class Double Cab Pick-up 2.3 250d 4Matic 16v (190bhp) Progressive Double Cab 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £350.57 inc VAT per month with 6 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 X Class Double Cab Pick-up 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! £350.57 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.

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.

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

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Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

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Hi Ling! This is the best website I have come across so far… very funny and original. I will email to all my “kaki” in UK!!
Francis Lee, London, WC1H 9PL
drcclee_@yahoo.co.uk

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

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Honda Civic Lease delivered to John Kemp in Leicester

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

John says…
carLing, only too happy to write a few words.

After some weeks of getting quotes from lease companies, I came across your wacky website. I thought I would give it a go. Well – from start to finish it has been the most efficient and at times entertaining way of leasing a car. Using the LINGO worked very well, within 5 weeks I had a brand new Honda Civic sitting on my drive.

Excellent delivery, on time, car looks good, delivered by a nice bloke.

John Kemp
Leicester
LE3 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Another Honda Civic bites the dust! I like selling these, John, because they keep the factory people in Swindon in jobs. You are a senior cleansing officer for the council in Leicester, so I am sure your Civic will stay nice and clen, hahaha. Thanks for being such a charmer to deal with! Glad you like wacky website and LINGO, for people reading, that is my back-end customer communication tool. It inserts chip under skin and irritates you by vibrating when new message arrives. Simple 🙂 – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Renault Captur

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Renault Captur Petrol Manual, I note it here in my blog.

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

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

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 139g/km for the Renault Captur Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Renault Captur 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £153.28 inc VAT per month with 9 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!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Captur 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! £153.28 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

This comment is great:

Damn you Ling! Despite being drawn in by your website I turn up at Gosforth, Newcastle to test-drive a car and what do I see? Ling’s Nuclear Rocket Truck on the horizon! Your link has been emailed around friends/family/work colleagues – you funny but also make good sense!
Phil Hughes, Newcastle, NE6 5TD
phabr_@yahoo.co.uk

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.

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