Nissan Note Lease delivered to Peter Kell in London

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1524 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Peter Kell

Peter says…
carDear Ling,

Long time no speak! I stumbled across this letter from you when cleaning out our Christmas 2008 cards and letters etc – and I realised I didn’t reply. Sorry about this! All the best for 2009!

Ling provided prompt friendly and professional service. Despite some initial difficulties I had with the dealer. Ling went the extra mile to ensure I got the car I wanted. She gets top marks in my book. I thoroughly recommend her.

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Peter Kell
London
NW3 ***

Nissan NoteEditor Note: Peter, wow, it has taken you a whole year to write to me, hahaha. But, when it arrives, it is a lovely letter. Your Nissan Note should be giving good service, and I am so impressed that after a whole year, you still write to me. Thanks. I withhold your address because you are First Secretary to the New Zealand High Commission! No wonder I cannot understand your accent. I do not want to cause major security risk! Send me free return tickets on Air New Zealand, I will send you free noodles. – Ling

My Volvo XC60 has been updated

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Volvo XC60 2.0 D4 16v (190bhp) R Design 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1969cc Diesel Geartronic Automatic and I am updating it on my website now.

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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.

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.”

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volvo XC60 Diesel Geartronic Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 136g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Volvo XC60 2.0 D4 16v (190bhp) R Design 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1969cc Diesel Geartronic Automatic gearbox is only £375.43 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 11 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VolvoThis price on my Volvo XC60 includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £375.43 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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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Use higher gears, as soon as traffic conditions allow.

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This comment is great:

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My friend has referred me to your site. Now I was expecting the usual car site with pages of boring cars available to rent. Well, you’re different.
Richard Jones, Bridgend, CF32 8DG,
psychoderek_@sweetthing.wanadoo.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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Citroen C1 Lease delivered to Frank Thornborrow in London

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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 Frank Thornborrow that I got a while ago:

Frank says…
carFantastic price! Fantastic service! Service with humour, you cannot beat it. Thanks! Good delivery of my new Citroen C1.

Frank Thornborrow
London
SE2 ***

Citroen C1Editor Note: Frankie, I have withheld your address because you are a bloody sensitive occupation 🙂 I don’t want anyone giving you problems. Small C1 is ideal car for city. All you have to do now is drive it like hell 🙂 Hahaha! Thanks for lovely comments! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Volkswagen Golf

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 16v (125bhp) SE [Nav] Hatchback 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

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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).

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 Volkswagen Golf Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 120g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 16v (125bhp) SE [Nav] Hatchback 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £240.90 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Golf 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! £240.90 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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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.

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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

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

What a great site.
Stuart Benzie, Peterhead, AB42 4RA
stuartbenzie_@yahoo.co.uk

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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

Citroen C5 Lease delivered to Janet Mcdonnell in Hull

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Janet Mcdonnell wrote this one:

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

Janet Mcdonnell
Hull
HU12 ***

Citroen C5Editor Note: Ah, well, having a Citroen for just one week without any problems is very good news, Janet. This is only more significant when the car in question is a FIAT. However, these C5s are very popular and are quite different from the 2CVs of the past 🙂
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Comparative label for the Volkswagen Golf GTI

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI 16v (230bhp) GTI Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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

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.

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volkswagen Golf GTI Petrol DSG Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 148g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

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My Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI 16v (230bhp) GTI Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG Automatic gearbox is only £339.72 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!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen Golf GTI 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! £339.72 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.

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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.

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

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

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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

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

BMW 1-Series Lease delivered to Tim Bell in Gateshead

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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 Tim Bell from Gateshead. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Tim says…
CarI have now had 5 vehicles from Ling including 2 BMWs and she has been nothing but First Class. Great deals and very smooth transactions, and this last dealer like the others was top class. Keep it going and please send me some free lunch.

Tim Bell
Gateshead
NE11 ***

BMW 1-SeriesEditor Note: Tim, if you have 5 cars then I should buy you and Michael damn dinner in Newcastle Chinatown (never mind free lunch). You also very local to me, nice to meet some customers now and again, huh? New customers reading these letters should be kind to notice lots of repeat business creeping in. Once I get claw into poor customer, you can never escape Ling, hehehe – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Honda Jazz

Look, another CO2 change! The Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC 16v (102bhp) SE Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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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.

Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

Having got all the info for the Honda Jazz Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 116g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC 16v (102bhp) SE Hatchback 5dr 1318cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.02 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Jazz 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! £172.02 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.

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

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist.

Your site made me laugh more than many of the other sites with mad chinese girls running car leasing companies. Am on a long march to replace my Lexus so this is serious.
Bill Lane, Nottingham, NG10 1QA
billzlane_@aol.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

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Heather McIntyre in Telford

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Heather McIntyre replied with a letter back to me about the Nissan Qashqai that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Heather says…
CarThe personal service we received was excellent. Ling answered ALL my queries (and there were several) with wit and patience!! I strongly recommend her services and will be back again when my Nissan Qashqai lease runs out. Delivery was excellent, very prompt.

Heather McIntyre
Telford
TF1 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Yes Heather, you had quite a few queries, I am always trying to answer this stuff up-front on my website, but there are many different questions! Glad I helped you out. Nissan Qashqais are the most successful cars this year, most are factory order so you have to wait a few weeks, but I hope you enjoy your new car. Thanks for the letter! – Ling

Petrol consumption and my Skoda Octavia

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol DSG Automatic details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

You need to insure the car fully comp, as normal with any new car. The car can be used for any purpose, or driven by anyone you choose. In effect, it is your own brand new car for the length of the hire period. You can even take it abroad. I tried to drive car to China once. That was damn big mistake. I suggest you do not use contract hire car for this.

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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 Skoda Octavia Petrol DSG Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 108g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Skoda Octavia 1.0 TSI 12v (115bhp) SE Technology Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol DSG Automatic gearbox is only £216.41 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £216.41 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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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

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A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

I think this is a fab website.
Kate Howell, Swansea, SA1 6JN
katevhowell_@ecologyfund.net

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.