Citroen C5 Lease delivered to Kevin French in Blackwood

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1525 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Kevin French wrote this one:

Kevin says…
carThe journey from order date to delivery date for my new Citroen C5 was extremely smooth. I always felt safe with the process and the Lingo System kept me constantly up to date with all that was happening. Delivered on time.

Kevin French
Blackwood
NP12 ***

Citroen C5Editor Note: Kevin, as a managing director, I appreciate your comments. “Extremely Smooth” will do me 🙂 That is what I want to hear. Have a great time in the C5, all my customers love those new-model cars. – Ling

Pollutant levels on my Volkswagen Scirocco

Changing this information for the Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech 16v (184bhp) R Line Coupe 3dr 1968cc Diesel Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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!

My 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.

Having got all the info for the Volkswagen Scirocco Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 115g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech 16v (184bhp) R Line Coupe 3dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £268.55 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 Scirocco 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! £268.55 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.

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.

Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

My website comment page is overflowing. This is one of my favourites.

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

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.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Jones in Bromsgrove

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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 David Jones from Bromsgrove. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

David says…
carAlthough I could have got a car for a few pounds less (really??? Never! – Ling), Ling was much more helpful and has an interesting website. Also, i had a problem with my emails, but I was able to use Ling’s secure “LINGO” system with no problem. Everything was made very easy, I know exactly what was going on. My new Fiesta arrived when Ling said it would. VERY PLEASED. Delivery had 46 miles on the clock. Good.

David Jones
Bromsgrove
B60 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: David, when you compare prices, remember that many companies have hidden fees and “document” charges. I avoid these whenever possible. So, the screen price on competitor sites does not always reflect what you will pay. In fact, most competitor car leasing websites are illegal in the way they represent VAT. However, you sound really pleased to choose me and I say THANKS to you for being a star customer. So pleased you like the LINGO system. – Ling

My Citroen C3 has been updated

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Citroen C3 Petrol Manual, I note it here in my blog.

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Your 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!

Compared 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 1980�s. 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.

Having got all the info for the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 109g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Feel Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.39 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! £172.39 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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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!

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Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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I have so many comments about my website, this one says;

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Your website is pretty cool.
Sophie Weston, Conningsby, LN4 4RJ
sloppysophie_@yahoo.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.

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Lexus IS Lease delivered to Ian McKenna in Redcar

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I have 1525 customer letters! This one was sent by Ian McKenna after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Lexus IS

Ian says…
car“After searching with Lexus dealers and other suppliers, I emailed Ling. I thought “no way can this Chinese woman beat all these other proper companies”. I really thought I shouldn’t bother.

However, I did. And what happened? Online – instantly – Ling told me a price I couldn’t believe and she got a DIFFERENT Lexus dealer to deliver my new car the instant I signed the documents. Less than 1 week later I was sitting in my new car and I paid the lowest monthly rental in the UK. Just amazing. How on earth can Ling do it?

I was a bit taken aback at the “what you want?” approach after being schmoozed by Lexus dealers, but as Ling told me, she treats all cars like cans of beans – no status hang ups. But her service is outstanding. Well done, Ling!”

Ian McKenna
Redcar
TS10 ***

Lexus ISEditor Note: Nice letter, thanks Ian. I must say that this delivery was fast because of an extraordinary Lexus dealer. He is the best I have found. I cannot always do things this fast, this was unusual. But why get stuck up on brands? It is only a badge and bloody Japanese as well! Anyway, another customer bites the dust, so glad you are happy with your Lexus IS220D SE, Ian! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Mercedes A-Class

Looking at my records, the Mercedes A-Class 1.5 D 8v (109bhp) A180d AMG Line Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Mercedes to this update!

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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.

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

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 107g/km for the Mercedes A-Class Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Mercedes A-Class 1.5 D 8v (109bhp) A180d AMG Line Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £290.77 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 A-Class includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £290.77 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.

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

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

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Your site made me laugh out loud – a rare treat! Not many do that. Cheers.
Dave Harries, North Weald, CM16 6DB
harriesmob_@ntlworld.com

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

Lexus IS Lease delivered to Sharon Barton in Ormskirk

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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 Sharon Barton from Ormskirk. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Sharon says…
CarLing, the whole service has been great. I had immediate response to my emails, post arrived when it should, my Lexus IS arrived when it was promised, and the prices were as stated on the website.

What more could you want?… plus, the Chinese cola Polos are tasty!

Sharon Barton
Ormskirk
L39 ***

Lexus ISEditor Note: Sharon, I’m always amazed why it is surprising that all this stuff happens as it should. I expect it to! Why so many companies cannot manage this I just don’t know, eh? Your bling-bling Lexus is a lovely car, hope you enjoy it. Damn fast, too! – Ling

The Skoda Octavia is a Green car yet?

All the people with orders in my system for the Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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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???

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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?

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Skoda Octavia Diesel Manual is now 113g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £230.16 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!).

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! £230.16 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!

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says…

It’s been listed on MSE.com. iExcellent!
Leyla Knight, Gosport, PO12 4ET
talkstoomuch_@hotmail.com

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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 Andres Kruse (Dr) in Lancashire

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Andres Kruse (Dr) in Lancashire. Bloody cat!

Andres says…
CarIn autumn 2007 I looked into leasing a car with a different company. However, I quickly found their sales people bordering on obnoxious, just one up from copier salesmen, and while going through the procedure at two points I was sent a rental agreement that had £100 added to the monthly rental price.

Having lost faith in them I gave lingscars.com a go at the end of 2007. What a refreshing experience this was, straight answers, completely transparent procedure and no hidden costs or nasty surprises. Documents arrived in time, the Chevrolet Captiva was exactly as described, got delivered on time and by a courteous driver straight to the door. And if you have any question during the rental period Ling is very responsive and helpful. Altogether, very much recommended.

Andres Kruse (Dr)
Lancashire
BB11 ***

Chevrolet CaptivaEditor Note: Dr Andres, what a lovely letter! You are a chief officer with a company, and your Dr thing must be technical not medical. So, I take your compliments very proudly. I do not understand why other companies charge these “fees” either (well, except to say they like the smell of the cash I guess). Most of the time they are totally made up and spurious. I hate them, it is just pure profiteering (or mis-representing the original price), as you know yourself, from your letter. I wish this industry was regulated and these cowboys could be got rid of. Thanks for the nice words, enjoy the Captiva! – Ling

Ling’s Nissan Juke environment info change

My system has alerted me that the Nissan Juke 1.6 i 16v (93bhp) Visia Hatchback 5dr 1598cc 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.

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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.

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.

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Nissan Juke Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 138g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Nissan Juke 1.6 i 16v (93bhp) Visia Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £157.58 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 Juke 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! £157.58 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.

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.

Try to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.

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

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Ling, I found your site because you are a Googlewhack!!! If you enter the words “antidisestablishmentarianism multipla” you are the only site that is found!! I am, however, glad I found you because it is a mad site!!! I think you should get in touch with Dave Gorman to tell him you are a Googlewhack!
Chris Eyre, Dewsbury, WF13 4RA
leedsfan72_@hotmail.com

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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.

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