Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Roger Keen in Bath

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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, Roger Keen explains how they are getting on with their Skoda Fabia

Roger says…
CarI have found Ling and LINGsCARS.com very good and efficient to deal with. She is very user friendly, especially her website.

Roger Keen
Bath
BA1 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: In turn, I have found papillon means butterfly. This is delicious insect if you deep fry (very fast) with chilli garlic sauce. Like Milky Way this is very light snack you can eat between meals without ruining appetite. Butterfly less sugar so more healthy. I should be damn celebrity chef, too – Ling

Pollution levels on the Kia Niro Estate have changed

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Kia Niro Estate 1.6 GDi Hybrid 2 16v (139bhp) Estate 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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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.

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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.”

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the Kia Niro Estate Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Kia Niro Estate 1.6 GDi Hybrid 2 16v (139bhp) Estate 5dr 1580cc Petrol/electric DCT (6 Speed) Automatic gearbox is only £257.34 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Niro Estate 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! £257.34 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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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

What a website! I could read and play all day – and get into trouble for not working!
Marie, Coventry, CV3 5GX
call_marie_@hotmail.com

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.

New CO2 figure for the VW Golf

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the VW Golf 1.5 TSI EVO SE [Nav] 16v (130bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

This is very difficult for some people to control because of the damn human nature. But try to look at your car as a simple consumer goods, like a fridge or microwave. Who would get excited by a microwave…? Because these cars are so very, very cheap, often dealer makes just a tiny profit. Almost like handling fee. Me too. I work on numbers of cars, like airline ticket consolidators sell tickets.

When a customer clicks through into an individual car’s detail, they can see even more information. This includes the CO2 (again) and all three EC fuel consumption measurements. I even include the EU noise rating and the road tax “class” which may influence a customer’s car choice decision. (Please bear in mind that the road tax is completely free, from me – I include that cost information so a customer has more clue about the environmental impact of their new car).

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

My VW Golf 1.5 TSI EVO SE [Nav] 16v (130bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £250.43 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!).

VWThis price on my VW 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! £250.43 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.

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

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

The website is great. I love the way everything is neatly organised and easy to understand.
Lynette Allen, Darlington, DL1 4NL
wolfatnight2003_@yahoo.co.uk

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

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Citroen C4 Picasso Lease delivered to Paul Moseley in London

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Paul Moseley after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Citroen C4 Picasso

Paul says…
CarVery good service, lots of fun (which I never thought leasing a new car would be). I would use Ling again! Good delivery of my Citroen C4 Picasso. Everything fine.

Paul Moseley
London
SE15 ***

Citroen C4 PicassoEditor Note: Lovely jubbly, Paul me old mukka, apples and pears Jamie Oliver pukka Picasso (is that how you talk?). Everyone loves these 5-seat Picassos, so you should find it a great car for London. Mind that congestion charge from Red Ken Livingstone (reminds me of the Chinese Government). Talk in 3-years when you need a replacement. – Ling

Nissan Navara Lease delivered to Paul Rawlins in Kingswinford

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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 Paul Rawlins that I got a while ago:

Paul says…
CarI have just taken delivery of my brand-new Nissan Navara truck from Ling. It’s fantastic and I love it!

It was delivered exactly when and where Ling said it would be. Every time I had a question for Ling during the entire hire/lease process, she emailed me back within the hour.

She is funny, helpful and totally professional at all times. Thank you Ling. LING FOR PRIME MINISTER!

Paul Rawlins
Kingswinford
DY6 ***

Nissan NavaraEditor Note: Heheheh, you are a bloody funny onion, Paul. I would not make a good prime minister, I would spend all day making laws that ban stupid overheads in the motor trade. Everyone would be able to get a new car at a factory-outlet cost. And I would swear too much. Enjoy Navara! – Ling

My Peugeot 3008 Estate is more economical now?

Great cars like the Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.5 BlueHDi Allure (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1499cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

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

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.

For this brand new Peugeot 3008 Estate Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 109g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

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My Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.5 BlueHDi Allure (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1499cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £271.99 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot 3008 Estate 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! £271.99 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.

Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

I have so many of these website comments, they are overflowing on my desk!

Amazing and very funny site.
David McGuire, Blackpool, FY2 0DP
satellitedave_@yahoo.com

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

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Toxic gases on the Mercedes E Class Saloon

Checking against the values I publish for the Mercedes E Class Saloon 2.0 E220d AMG Line 16v (194bhp) Saloon 4dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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Have you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

When a customer clicks through into an individual car’s detail, they can see even more information. This includes the CO2 (again) and all three EC fuel consumption measurements. I even include the EU noise rating and the road tax “class” which may influence a customer’s car choice decision. (Please bear in mind that the road tax is completely free, from me – I include that cost information so a customer has more clue about the environmental impact of their new car).

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 112g/km for the Mercedes E Class Saloon Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Mercedes E Class Saloon 2.0 E220d AMG Line 16v (194bhp) Saloon 4dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £372.22 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E 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! £372.22 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.

Lose weight – don’t carry unnecessary weight, remove roof racks when not in use.

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

A very informative and well thought out site. Superb car offers at prices to beat. First class service all round. You can not find better. Excellent 5*****.
Jane Coyle, Glasgow, G66 2RQ
ladycool_@ntlworld.com

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

Mercedes E Class Saloon

Honda Civic Lease delivered to David Poole in Kent

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I always ask my customers if they have comments about getting their new car. Really, I am looking for criticisms (so I can improve my service). However, customers like David Poole show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to David Poole 🙂

David says…
carLing is customer service exemplified. Nothing is too much trouble and she delivers. All of the most competitive prices, with stress relieving sense of humour too. Three “Yes’s” from me. Excellent delivery, all worked well.

David Poole
Kent
TN18 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Great. I like 3 yes’s, hahaha. You have a fantastic new Civic and we had a good laugh while you were waiting for your new car, David. Thanks for wonderful comments in your letter! As you are Managing Director of massive international bank in the UK, I withhold your address because there are some assholes who confuse YOU with what has happened in the banking sector. – Ling

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Elizabeth Moden in Wokingham

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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 Elizabeth Moden in Wokingham. Bloody cat!

Elizabeth says…
carLingsCars is a unique service ‒ efficient, reliable, but fun to deal with. There is an evident focus on customer care. In my experience the proposed delivery was cut by two weeks for my convenience. This was only possible because of the hard work of the staff at Ling’s company. Many, many thanks ‒ I love my car. Excellent delivery, prompt, friendly and straight forward.

Elizabeth Moden
Wokingham
RG40 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Yes, we pulled out the stops for you, not always possible I must say. There is a limit to what I can do, unless the cars are physical in the UK when the paperwork is done. Glad you are happy bunny, Liz. Nice cars, these new Fiestas! – Ling

Comparative label for the Kia Optima Estate

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Kia Optima Estate Diesel 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!

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

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

My Kia Optima Estate 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 16v (134bhp) Estate 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £232.55 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Optima Estate 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! £232.55 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.

Kia Optima Estate

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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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…

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I’m not very familiar with the car hiring industry, but obviously you are running a fabulous business plus amazing website! As a Chinese, I do appreciate your ability and smartness. Wish you more success in the following days 🙂
Yu Wang, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
mcwang_@gmail.com

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.