Nissan X-Trail Lease delivered to Iain MacPherson in Preston

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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, Iain MacPherson explains how they are getting on with their Nissan X-Trail

Iain says…
car“This is the 3rd car we have taken from Ling in the last 18 months. It’s good to know you are dealing with the owner of the business and you are kept up to date from placing the order to delivery of the car. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ling (and I have done)!”

Iain MacPherson
15 Merlecrest Drive
Tarleton
Preston
PR4 6BD

Nissan X-TrailEditor Note: Hmmm – Iain is a sales manager, and it always pleases me when I can keep sales managers happy! This is my toughest kind of customer because sales managers know all the tricks and have seen it all before. You had one of the very last bargain 2WD Nissan X-Trails. I am sad they have stopped making this model, I have sold loads. Come back soon, Iain – Ling

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso Lease delivered to Stephen McDonach in Fort William

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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 Stephen McDonach that I got a while ago:

Stephen says…
CarHi Ling, Hope you had a great time in China.

I am delighted with my Citroen Grand Picasso C4 and I am amazed at just how stress-free the whole “leasing” affair is. However, the downside is that I now miss our regular email contact! The delivery driver was professional, punctual and polite. Great. Thanks again, it has been a pleasure to deal with your company.

Stephen McDonach
Address Withheld
Fort William
PH33 ***

Citroen C4 Grand PicassoEditor Note: Stephen, the delivery driver got a nose-bleed, you are so far North! Do you realise where Fort William is??? My God, Google maps was nearly at the North Pole by the time I found your address. You can do sightseeing tours down the banks of Loch Ness looking for the monster, in your new C4 Grand Picasso, as it’s a 7-seater. Enjoy! Send me picture of the monster. – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Skoda Octavia Estate

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Skoda Octavia Estate Diesel 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 1968cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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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.

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Mercedes-Benz told me “Mercedes-Benz dealerships have a limited amount of space available in which to advertise. However, all of the dealership’s websites do include a link to the main site Mercedes-Benz.com where anyone in the world with an interest in obtaining specific environmental information about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can easily find it. Environmental information is also available in brochures that can be obtained at any dealership.” Well, perhaps Head Office at Mercedes-Benz restricts the amount of web space available to each dealer? It’s amazing that they use “space” as an argument for not displaying this info online on each dealer’s site. Web-space is virtually unlimited! A customer should not need to go to World Headquaters to find it (and even then it is not comparative)!

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Having got all the info for the Skoda Octavia Estate Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 113g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI CR 16v (150bhp) SE Technology Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £248.23 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Octavia 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! £248.23 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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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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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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Website comments come in all the time – I have got one that says…

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

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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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Change on the Peugeot 208

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Peugeot 208 Petrol 1.2 PureTech VTi (82bhp) Allure Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

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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!

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I have researched this environmental subject widely. I have corresponded with the Department for Transport, have been in discussions with the VCA (the VCA is the designated UK approval authority which compiles the UK vehicle environmental data) and the SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Sir Nicholas Stern would not return my calls 🙂

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Peugeot 208 Petrol Manual is now 104g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech VTi (82bhp) Allure Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £169.06 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot 208 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! £169.06 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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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

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

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

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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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