Ford Mondeo Estate Lease delivered to Richard Hookings in Southampton

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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 Richard Hookings in Southampton. Bloody cat!

Richard says…
carA unique experience – professional with a bit of craziness thrown in. Excellent communication throughout. A first class service. Excellent delivery of my new Mondeo Estate, prompt efficient and careful.

Richard Hookings
Southampton
SO40 ***

Ford Mondeo EstateEditor Note: Hahahaha, a bit of craziness! BRRRRRRRRAKK-KA-KA-KA! In the boring world of miserable clone car dealers, craziness livens stuff up. Glad you thought “Excellent”, that is my goal. Cheers Richard! – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Volvo V40

Checking against the values I publish for the Volvo V40 1.5 T3 R Design Pro 16v (152bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Geartronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

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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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%?

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Having got all the info for the Volvo V40 Petrol Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 129g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Volvo V40 1.5 T3 R Design Pro 16v (152bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1498cc Petrol Geartronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £313.72 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 V40 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! £313.72 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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Audi TT Coupe Lease delivered to Andrew Clark in London

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Andrew Clark, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Audi TT Coupe.

Andrew says…
CarWhilst I knew I had ordered an Audi TT with a long lead-in February until September, Ling kept me full informed along the way and delivery was totally hassle free and spot on the agreed date. An excellent service all round and a bit of fun as well. Perhaps a little sceptical at the start but a firm believer at the end. A big thank you.

Andrew Clark
London
W4 ***

Audi TT CoupeEditor Note: Andrew, this must be a record lead-time for me. WoW! 8 months from ordering to delivery! Audi are really behind with TT production, glad you were patient enough to wait for the car 🙂 You were lovely… I know you didn’t believe me at first, but by the end you knew I was telling the exact truth with regard to the price and delivery time 🙂 As a business owner, I appreciate your comments. Thanks. – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Peugeot 3008 Estate

Looking at my records, the Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.2 Puretech GT Line Premium 12v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed today, so I have updated the environmental information on my website. You have to laugh that I can beat Peugeot to this update!

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 agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for “excess” miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider “is my journey really neccessary?” and “would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?”.

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Having got all the info for the Peugeot 3008 Estate Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 117g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.2 Puretech GT Line Premium 12v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £404.66 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! £404.66 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!

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

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
jeremysroberts_@gmail.com

Environment

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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Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Stuart McNeil in Stranraer

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Many customer letters contain really funny stuff. It’s unusual to receive a very dry one. However, I publish them all. Here is a letter from Stuart McNeil. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Stuart says…
carIt was very simple arranging delivery of my new Fiesta. From beginning of enquiries to delivering of car was 2 weeks. I am happy with the service I received from LingsCars. Good delivery.

Stuart McNeil
Stranraer
DG9 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Stuart, that’s great! Not often I can deliver THAT fast! You wanted a black car as you are a Funeral Director. Except it would be hard to fit the coffin of a cat in a Fiesta, never mind a human! Thanks for the biz, hopefully I will not need services from you soon 🙂 – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Hyundai i10

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Hyundai i10 1.0 SE 12v (66bhp) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

Local franchised dealer will sort out any warranty problems for free, but on most contracts (except VW group) any VAT registered garage can service car very cheap. Don’t use manufacturer agents, they are damn expensive. You never have an MOT (except on occasional 3-year contracts), car is always too young.

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At the Kyoto Conference on Climate Change in December 1997 all developed countries agreed to legally binding targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in response to warnings over global climate change. Following this the European Commission and the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) came to an agreement in July 1998 that committed ACEA to reduce the CO2 emissions from new passenger cars by over 25% to an average CO2 emission figure of 140 g/km by 2008. This is one of the most significant industry agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it has led to more fuel efficient vehicles being brought to the market. Similar voluntary agreements have now been reached with Japanese and Korean motor manufacturers. I dread to think what the Chinese are doing…

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 108g/km for the Hyundai i10 Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Hyundai i10 1.0 SE 12v (66bhp) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £147.43 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!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai i10 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! £147.43 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.

Hyundai i10

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.

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

These comments have been made about my website:

I also think Americans complain much, much, much too much.
Alexis Scales, New Herrington, DH4 7BB
alexis.scales_@sunderland.ac.uk

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.

Audi A4 Saloon Lease delivered to Carl Jones in Brighouse

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Carl Jones. I delivered this Audi A4 Saloon to Brighouse then I got this very nice letter back…

Carl says…
carApart from me choosing a car that hadn’t been produced yet and it taking longer than I thought, everything went smoothly and was well run by Lingscars. Good delivery of my new Audi A4. Thank you.

Carl Jones
Brighouse
HD6 ***

Audi A4 SaloonEditor Note: Carl, no problem! 🙂 I tried to get the Audi factory to magic you a car that hadn’t been built, but I failed. Never mind, you have the car now, hope you love it! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Kia Optima Estate

Fuel is a fortune these days, so when the Kia Optima Estate 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 16v (134bhp) Estate 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual has slightly changed figures, I always blog about it, because my customers say they care.

Kia Optima Estate

At the manufacturer’s service intervals, the car will need a service, which you are responsible for. Of course, as it’s a brand-new car, tyres/brakes etc will probably last out the contract so you’ll only have a basic oil and filter service to pay for.

Kia Optima Estate

I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

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For this brand new Kia Optima Estate Diesel Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just g/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 Kia Optima Estate 1.6 CRDi ISG 2 16v (134bhp) Estate 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £236.12 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! £236.12 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

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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

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.

Harmful emissions on the VW Polo

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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!

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 have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the VW Polo Petrol Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 134g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My VW Polo 2.0 TSI GTI 16v (200bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1984cc Petrol DSG (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £266.82 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Polo 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! £266.82 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!

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

Every day, I get more of these little comments emailed to me –

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Very original site! I am very impressed! I’ve put the site on my favorites list
Matt Lucy, Leeds, LS20 9DT
matthewluty_@hotmail.com

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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.

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Honda Civic Lease delivered to Diane Marsh 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 Diane Marsh show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Diane Marsh 🙂

Diane says…
carAbsolutely excellent service, best website I’ve ever seen or used. The best car deals in the UK! Communication was second to none. I have been recommending LINGsCARS ever since. Will I get a discount on the next car I lease? Good timely delivery on my new Honda Civic, the car had to travel a long way.

Diane Marsh
Kent
DA12 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Diane, that is a stunning note, thanks. As you are a director of a Pharma company I withhold your address to stop the loonies burning your cat. I do appreciate your comments, and we certainly had a great chat while you were getting your new Civic. That is a great, cheap car! Enjoy it. – Ling