Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Steve in Marlborough Hill

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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 Steve. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Steve says…
CarFantastic service. Will be back for more cars/vans when we need them. Good delivery, the Qashqai arrived on time and all the controls were explained.

Steve
Marlborough Hill
HA1 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: …unlike my bloody heating system (not from MHL!) at home which has broken 🙂 I have no idea of the controls, all I know is my shower is bloody freezing, hahahaha! So happy you are happy Steve and Dave. I look forward to your next car or van 🙂 – Ling

Ling is Green. New Citroen C4 Cactus info

I am Ling and my Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech Flair 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

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.

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.

The CO2 for this Citroen C4 Cactus Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 117g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech Flair 12v (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £227.20 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C4 Cactus 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! £227.20 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.

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.

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

Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

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

The other pollutants from petrol, diesel and alternative fuel engines are mainly Carbon Monoxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, un-burnt Hydrocarbons and fine particles. The first three are gases and are invisible. Fine particles are usually invisible although in certain operating conditions diesels will produce visible particles, appearing as smoke. Petrol engines will also produce visible particles if they are burning engine oil or running rich, for example, following a cold start. Unlike CO2, emissions of these pollutants are not directly linked to fuel consumption. Pollutant levels are more dependant on vehicle technology and the state of maintenance of the vehicle.

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My VW Polo (2019-20) has been updated

Changing this information for the VW Polo (2019-20) 1.0 EVO Match (80bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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.

Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

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The CO2 for this VW Polo (2019-20) Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My VW Polo (2019-20) 1.0 EVO Match (80bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £204.00 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 Polo (2019-20) 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! £204.00 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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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.

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

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

You sound like a crazy mad person. Speaking as another crazy mad person.
Jackie Hopton, Wakefield, WF2 0TF
garyhopton_@blueyonder.co.uk

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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Audi A3 Lease delivered to Allan in Sunderland, Tyne And Wear

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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 Allan show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Allan 🙂

Allan says…
carThis Audi A3 Cabriolet is the second car that I have obtained from Ling. Everything from Ling’s end went smoothly and efficiently and informatively from start to finish. I would heartily (and I do) recommend her. If Ling keep up these high standards she will have my business for life. Good delivery, but she was let down by the dealer – the new Audi was filthy when it arrived.

Allan
Sunderland, Tyne And Wear
SR6 ***

Audi A3Editor Note: Allan, thanks so much. It disappoints me that car dealers can’t do a simple thing like wash a new car before handover, when it is only £2.50 at a car wash. Apart from that you are very pleased, and you should be, your A3 Cabriolet is a really lovely new car! Happy to have customers back for a second time around. – Ling

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Nigel in Banbury

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1522 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Nigel

Nigel says…
carThe most efficient company I have ever dealt with on the internet. Brilliant service getting my new Honda Civic ‒ well done!! Will recommend. Dealer was excellent, no complaints whatsoever! Great :o)

Nigel
Banbury
OX16 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Nig, well thanks so much. You run a number plate business (Silwood Number Plates), so anyone trying to spot you car needs only to look for the gold leopard-skin diamante number plates on your car, NIG 1. Good job you are white fella, man. – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Audi A3 Sportback

I am Ling and my Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

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

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My customers have obtained their cars by the lowest polluting method possible – by acquiring them electronically from the internet. No one has had to travel to a showroom (repeatedly) or contributed to car dealers’ massive environmental overheads (heating, lighting, water use, fuel, staffing costs). The cars I supply are often delivered direct from manufacturers’ depots, or where they have been “through” a dealer, they have not required the showroom overhead (these efficiencies have the added benefit of reducing costs!).

Having got all the info for the Audi A3 Sportback Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £273.66 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A3 Sportback 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! £273.66 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.

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

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

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

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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.

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Emission figures on the Citroen C5 Aircross

My system has alerted me that the Citroen C5 Aircross 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus (131bhp) Hatchback 5dr Diesel EAT8 Diesel Automatic has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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How to explain this without it seeming like the usual sales talk? … I don’t know, but I will try to make this clear… You know, you are not buying this car. Only renting it for (probably 1 or 2 or 3 years). So you are not stuck with it forever. So, you have no real risk. You are going to pay someone some money to run a car however you look at it.

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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!

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the Citroen C5 Aircross Diesel Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Citroen C5 Aircross 1.5 BlueHDi 130 Shine Plus (131bhp) Hatchback 5dr Diesel EAT8 Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £279.22 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C5 Aircross 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! £279.22 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.

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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.

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

Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

I love this website. Best website ever.
Ryan Skorzewski, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4PT
thedon55_@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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Barry in Keelby

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

Barry says…
CarExcellent service from enquiry through to delivery. For once when using the Internet and email, I felt like a person and not a number.

I am pleased with my choice of Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Acenta, shame about the long delivery – but hey… that’s the Japanese for you. Will be recommending you to friends and family.

Barry
Keelby
DN41 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Barry, the Nissan Qashqai is a great car, built near to me by Mackams in Washington. As you say, a long waiting list. When you quip “that’s the Japanese for you”, I would point to my education in China which imprinted the Japanese in every Chinese person’s mind as murdering warriors bent on genocide, live medical experiments, forcing thousands into prostitution for their troops, and world domination with the Nazis. Remember this continued in China well before, and long after the end of WW2. But, hey – “that’s the Japanese for you!” :). I’m sure they have improved slightly as a race and as a society, since then. They do make good cars. Ironically, Nissan is owned now by the French… so you have the first to attack owned by the first to surrender. How weird is that?! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the Audi A3 Sportback

My system has alerted me that the Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

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Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

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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…

The CO2 for this Audi A3 Sportback Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Audi A3 Sportback 30 TFSI Technik (110bhp) Hatchback 5dr Petrol Manual Petrol Manual gearbox is only £273.66 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A3 Sportback 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! £273.66 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!

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

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

I think it’s a very clever way of getting people to visit your excellent site and am truly in stitches! Hope the business goes well and well done on an excellent site!
Tom Yates, Manchester, M20 2LW
tom_@orchardhosting.com

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Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Thomas in Formby

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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, Thomas explains how they are getting on with their Nissan Qashqai

Thomas says…
CarWe used LINGsCARS and found Ling to very professional. She provided a quality service and was good value. I can certainly recommend LINGsCARS, Ling is very reliable, and we will certainly continue to use her in the future. Good delivery, very professional and reliable.

Thomas
Formby
L37 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: As Director of a demolitions company, I’m glad you didn’t demolish me with your letter, hehehe 🙂 These Qashqais give you everything from an SUV, except the price and the costs. They are really popular. I am doing dozens of these, well done Nissan and well done the Mackams building them! – Ling