Nissan Micra Lease delivered to Colin R in Morpeth

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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 Colin R from Morpeth. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Colin says…
CarA very enjoyable experience, stress free with all promises, kept all in excellent price. Also excellent delivery by a nice person. My new Nissan Micra arrived on time.

Colin R
Morpeth
NE61 ***

Nissan MicraEditor Note: Great, I’m happy that you are happy, Colin. I have withheld your address for your security requirements. Morpeth is lovely place with lovely customer! – Ling

My Ford Kuga Estate CO2 g/km levels

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Ford Kuga Estate Petrol 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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.

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Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas which, when inhaled at high concentrations (a dangerous activity because of the associated asphyxiation risk), produces a sour taste in the mouth and a stinging sensation in the nose and throat. These effects result from the gas dissolving in the mucous membranes and saliva, forming a weak solution of carbonic acid. You may notice this sensation if you attempt to stifle a burp after drinking a carbonated drink. Burp! Ooooops!

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 145g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

Ford Kuga Estate

My Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £265.10 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Kuga 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! £265.10 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.

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.

Environment

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

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

Hello Ling, I found your site one of the most interesting and funny on the web. What a great concept, if only there were more people like you! Why don’t you have a recipe of the month? Your quiz was too hard for me and your teeshirt is cool.
Mary Nowell, East Kilbride, G75 8EQ
marynowell1_@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.

Making the Ford Kuga Estate greener

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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.

Ford Kuga Estate

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).

Having got all the info for the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 145g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £265.10 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Kuga 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! £265.10 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.

Environment

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

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

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What a fab website, I love it, it’s fun and friendly and different!!! I am looking for a 6 or 7 seater car as I have expanding family.
Jodie Adams, Nottingham, NG8 3AZ
pjadamsfamily_@ntlworld.com

Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Marie Culley in Gateshead

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Marie Culley. I delivered this Nissan Qashqai to Gateshead then I got this very nice letter back…

Marie says…
carWould highly recommend LingsCars. No other dealer/ lease company could match the great deal I got from Ling. Easy, easy, easy process thanks to the Lingo website. All my questions were answered within minutes! Friendly/ funny staff ‒ had many laughs along the way. In other words, EXCELLENT customer service. Many freebies ‒ mainly Chinese polos! Remember confusions say “too many Chinese polos mean many trips to dentist” :o)

Marie Culley
Gateshead
NE9 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Hahahah, good job you are not a dentist, Marie. You are local to me in Gateshead, you live less than 1 mile away, so I will see you around and about in the Qashqai… and the car is made only 5 miles from us both, too! Thanks for super letter! – Ling

Ford Mondeo Lease delivered to John Hollows in Leigh

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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 John Hollows that I got a while ago:

John says…
CarDear Ling, many thanks for your patience whilst I waited for my new Ford Mondeo. I was impressed by your professionalism and prompt replies to my many emails. I am thoroughly enjoying my new car and am looking forward to dealing with you again in three year’s time. Many thanks.

John Hollows
Leigh
WN7 ***

Ford MondeoEditor Note: Here we go, a Director of an Engineering company. John, it is people like you that I value the comments from, so much, as you will judge me against your own standards. Thanks for the lovely letter, it’s great to hear you are enjoying your new Mondeo, a car much better than the image of the badge it wears. Have a great time driving it. The car took a while, due to the production being flat-out! – Ling

Ling’s Ford Kuga Estate environment info change

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

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???

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?

Environment

For this brand new Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 145g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

Environmental Data

My Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £265.10 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Kuga 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! £265.10 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

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

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Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

What a fab website, I love it, it’s fun and friendly and different!!! I am looking for a 6 or 7 seater car as I have expanding family.
Jodie Adams, Nottingham, NG8 3AZ
pjadamsfamily_@ntlworld.com

Environment

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.

My Mercedes A Class CO2 g/km levels

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Mercedes A Class 1.3 A180 SE 16v (136bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1325cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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!

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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Mercedes A Class Petrol Manual is now 127g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Mercedes A Class 1.3 A180 SE 16v (136bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1325cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £230.82 inc VAT per month with 9 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 A Class includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £230.82 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.

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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.

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

This comment is great:

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A lovely website, well thought out, great prices. Will definitely recommend you.
Jo Read, Birmingham, B49 6AR
jojo998901_@aol.com

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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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to David Tonks in Blyth

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from David Tonks

David says…
CarWe got a great deal from Ling on our Qashqai. I trawled the Internet but could not beat Ling’s package. I thought long and hard about leasing and I believe it makes good financial sense. No slimy salesmen to deal with or dealerships pestering you to buy.

Ling is the opposite of this; she is honest, upfront, and fun to deal with, too. Delivery on time, car A1 condition, friendly service, excellent. Never mind garlic bread, contract hire is the future.

David Tonks
Blyth
NE24 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: You are a quality technician, David, so I am glad you appreciate my quality of the service. I do my best to make you happy :). You are quite local to me, from Blyth and you work just three miles away as the eagle flys. Enjoy the Qashqai, also built locally in Sunderland. – Ling

Audi A6 Saloon Lease delivered to Gilbert Vasey in Sheffield

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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, Gilbert Vasey explains how they are getting on with their Audi A6 Saloon

Gilbert says…
car“I was recommended to visit LINGsCARS.com by a friend who had been in the Motor Trade for years. Most leasing and contract hire sites were taking ages to respond and had no human contact. Ling got straight back with some cracking advice, opened my eyes further to the motor industry and she got my business because of the plain commitment to wanting it. The Audi dealer she chose was good, no fussing, just did the job as Ling promised they would. My advice: Lease a car from Ling, now – are you stupid? Wah!”

Gilbert Vasey
Sheffield
S20 ***

Audi A6 SaloonEditor Note: Gil, so glad you are happy with your Audi A6… but I sit here typing this really trying so hard; and I find it is impossible. It is like my fingers cannot avoid hitting the keyboard. They are out of control. Can only type one thing as my hands keep getting pulled back to the same keys: “This is one occasion you should be glad you DIDN’T go to SpecSavers”, hehehe – Ling

Harmful emissions on the Toyota Aygo

Great cars like the Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol 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.

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!

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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 am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual is now 93g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £140.20 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo 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! £140.20 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.

Toyota Aygo

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.

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Do not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.

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These comments have been made about my website:

You are as mad as my wife-to-be is. Good site, very funny.
Dave Millar, Kings Lynn PE30 3PN
highlander557_@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.