Mercedes A-Class Lease delivered to Robert Emerson in Atlesbury

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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 Robert Emerson wrote this one:

Robert says…
CarVery good if somewhat unconventional communication – car great, Mercedes A-Class exactly as ordered. Good delivery too. Still have your website on my favorite list just to keep up to date with your next crazy idea!

Robert Emerson
Atlesbury
HP22 ***

Mercedes A-ClassEditor Note: Mercedes A Class as cheap as chips – £40/week for a car with a Merc badge to slice the pedestrians with 🙂 Thanks for letter, much appreciated. If “unconventional communication” means I do not slaver and lick ass, then I am pleased 🙂 I try to treat customers like adults not idiots. Thanks Robert. – Ling

My Mercedes C-Class Saloon CO2 g/km levels

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Mercedes C-Class Saloon 2.1 CDi 16v (170bhp) C220d (9G) SE Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

How 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.

If 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!

Having got all the info for the Mercedes C-Class Saloon Diesel Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 112g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Mercedes C-Class Saloon 2.1 CDi 16v (170bhp) C220d (9G) SE Saloon 4dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £317.16 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 C-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! £317.16 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!

Environment

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

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one.

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

Mercedes C-Class Saloon

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.

***Is £184 million BOOST TO THE NORTH EAST real, or…

***Is £184 million BOOST TO THE NORTH EAST real, or nonsense?***

Maybe there are some accountants reading…?

The Great Exhibition of the North (https://getnorth2018.com/) Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a big Government funded event which takes place between 22 June – 09 September 2018 across Newcastle and Gateshead.

They say: “The Great Exhibition of the North is backed by over £5 million of Government funding” but they also claim: “The Great Exhibition of the North is expected to bring a £184 million boost to the North East”

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£184 million? REALLY? So, I asked them. “Can you account for this £184m of money?”

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The “head of insight” (yes, I know, like W1A) emailed me with the breakdown:

“Ling… Expected revenue for Great Exhibition of the North based on 3 million visitors”

£120,679,200 = Direct event related expenditure
£34,058,352 = Indirect event related expenditure
£29,477,503 = Induced event related expenditure
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£184,215,055 = TOTAL EVENT IMPACT
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…Ian”

By “expenditure”, I guess they mean what visitors spend. My problem is that when I spend £5 in a Fish and Chip shop, it’s not counted as a “boost to the North East”.. it’s just spending on Fish and Chips. But I think they mean this £184m will be ADDITIONAL spending to my Fish and Chips.

So if people spend (directly, indirectly or induced – whatever that means) £184 million, is that a £184 million “boost to the North East”?

Can anyone comment?

Or can I just count my GROSS+VAT turnover and say it’s a “boost to the North East”?

Is this figure of £184 meaningful, or just guff and magic beanz?

Skoda Superb Lease delivered to Stephen Ross in Wigan

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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 Stephen Ross that I got a while ago:

Stephen says…
carI can only say what a fantastic experience I got with Ling. The most efficient, brilliant, friendly service from Ling herself made the whole process a pleasure. The car arrived in perfect condition, so credit to the dealer, although I expect that as a minimum. Finally, I can only say to Ling, you may prefer manual gearboxes, but the DSG Automatic is FANTASTIC! All the best Ling.

Stephen Ross
Wigan
WN6 ***

Skoda SuperbEditor Note: I have never delivered the DSG, but my Sister has ordered one of these Skoda Superb cars in China, with DSG. So, I wait to drive that car. The car is amazingly big inside and has a funny boot, eh. Hope you love it. Thanks for all the kind words, lovely to get letters like this! – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Mercedes GLC have changed

Updating the Mercedes GLC 2.1 CDi 4Matic 16v (170bhp) GLC 220d AMG Line 4WD Station Wagon (5-seat) 5dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

As a bonus to add to your lower motoring costs, you will get every subsequent year’s road tax sent to you free of charge, saving you up to £385 per year, or £1,155 on a 3-year contract!

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Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive of the SMMT wrote to me and said “Ling, thank you very much for giving us the opportunity at SMMT to look at the impact of the (environmental) label in a different media from the car showroom. We have always been aware that like the “white goods” label on which the car label is based, that its merits extend beyond the car showroom. In addition we know that the earlier in the buying process the purchaser thinks about low CO2 emissions the more consideration it will be given in the buying process. The industry is committed to seeing the environmental credentials of cars being widely publicised and the SMMT will continue to provide leadership in this area; as with all new initiatives in a huge industry like ours, it takes a bit of time to become widespread and universally available but please be in no doubt that the SMMT and I personally are determined to see the widespread use of the new label.”

For this brand new Mercedes GLC 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.

My Mercedes GLC 2.1 CDi 4Matic 16v (170bhp) GLC 220d AMG Line 4WD Station Wagon (5-seat) 5dr 2143cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £439.84 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes GLC 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! £439.84 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.

Environment

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

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

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

I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@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.

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Mercedes C-Class Saloon Lease delivered to Mark Garwood in Sleaford

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Mark Garwood, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Mercedes C-Class Saloon.

Mark says…
CarA first class service at every stage of the rental process. Professional, friendly and extremely efficient and helpful in every respect. I was recommended to use LINGsCARS.com and now I will be recommending others to do the same.

Mark Garwood
Sleaford
NG34 ***

Mercedes C-Class SaloonEditor Note: Mark, you are very kind to me, but I simply do my best. Hope you enjoy new top spec C200 Mercedes. Glad you say dealer was top-notch too, they will be damn pleased – Ling

Green info has changed on the Peugeot 3008

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Peugeot 3008 1.6 BlueHDi 8v (120bhp) GT Line Estate 5dr 1560cc Diesel Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

Environment

As a bonus to add to your lower motoring costs, you will get every subsequent year’s road tax sent to you free of charge, saving you up to £385 per year, or £1,155 on a 3-year contract!

Environment

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?

Environmental Data

Having got all the info for the Peugeot 3008 Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 104g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

Environment

My Peugeot 3008 1.6 BlueHDi 8v (120bhp) GT Line Estate 5dr 1560cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £329.71 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot 3008 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! £329.71 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.

Environment

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.

Environmental Data

Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one.

Environment

Great site, friendly and one hell of a laugh. Look forward to renting a car from you in the very near future.
Diane Findlay, Corby, NN17 2AL
diane_findlay_@msn.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.

BMW Z4 Roadster Lease delivered to Mark Pickstone in Rishworth

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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, Mark Pickstone explains how they are getting on with their BMW Z4 Roadster

Mark says…
CarEverything about my BMW Z4 roadster was handled very well, and the delivery estimate and timing were spot on. If you want to drive a nice new car without the hassle of ownership, this is the best way to do it.

Mark Pickstone
Rishworth
HX6 ***

BMW Z4 RoadsterEditor Note: Mark, so happy you are happy. Great cars Z4s… I wanted one, but I had to settle for an Audi A4 cab, as I needed 4-seats for when my mum and dad come to the UK to visit. Enjoy!! 🙂 – Ling

Comparative label for the Fiat 124 Spider

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Fiat 124 Spider Petrol 1.4 Multiair 16v (140bhp) Classica Convertible 2dr 1368cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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How 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.

Environmental Data

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?

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Fiat 124 Spider Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 148g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Fiat 124 Spider 1.4 Multiair 16v (140bhp) Classica Convertible 2dr 1368cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £190.00 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 47 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 124 Spider includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £190.00 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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

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

This comment is great:

Environment

I’ve never laughed so much visiting a website as much as I have with this one. Thanks a lot. You have already filled my day with happiness reading this site.
Lisa Heslam, Washington, NE37 2LF
lishes68_@aol.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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Stephen Lake in Shrewsbury

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I have 1525 customer letters! This one was sent by Stephen Lake after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Nissan Qashqai

Stephen says…
CarDear Ling,

Apologies for not dropping you a line sooner, but the first month with our new Nissan Qashqai has gone so fast. Thanks for your help and offering such a blinding deal. You deserve the business for your fun attitude and prompt replies to queries. Do you always work at 8pm???

The car arrived on time, immaculate and by a very polite and cheerful driver. Well done, you! We will be back.

ps. The offer of a free lunch is still on, to beat your own free lunch offer – at our restaurant!

Stephen Lake
Shrewsbury
SY1 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Stephen, yes, like you I often work evenings :). I have given you hyperlink for the free lunch offer. There are 50,000 visitors to my webpage every month, so many of them will be very pleased at your “FREE” offer. Hahahaha! Now, you will be damn busy! Here is your Dec 2007 evening menu:

Roasted butternut squash soup – £ 4.95
Ham & tomato risotto with melted cheese – £ 5.25
Cold venison & sultana terrine with port vinaigrette – £ 5.75
Crumbed smoked haddock croquettes with chopped egg & winter salad – £ 5.50
Stilton & spinach soufflé cake with apple, onion & coriander salad – £ 5.25
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Roast turkey, herb stuffing, chipolata & bacon rolls & cranberry sauce – £ 12.95
Rib-eye steak with mushroom, parsley & Worcestershire cream sauce – £13.95
Loin medallion of pork with crackling & honey & lemon gravy – £ 12.95
Quenelles of salmon mousselline with dill cream sauce – £ 12.95
Aubergine, mozzarella & cashew nuts on blinis with tomato sauce – £ 11.95
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Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard or fresh cream – £ 4.95
Apple & cranberry tart with Chantilly cream – £ 4.95
Chocolate mousse torte – £ 4.95
Almond & raspberry Pavlova meringue – £ 4.95
Saffron & citrus poached pear with vanilla ice-cream – £ 4.95
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Cheese selection & biscuits – £ 5.75
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Coffee or tea – £ 2.00
All dishes are home-made using only fresh, quality ingredients & main courses are served with carefully prepared vegetables.

Yum Yum!

Here is mine:

Out of date FUKU fast noodles, chopsticks – £ FREE!
Chinese Nescafe or tea – £ FREE!
Dodgy marshmallow or dry plum – £ FREE!

No competition, eh? Sorry about that! – Ling