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

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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 Allan Thompson in Sunderland, Tyne And Wear. Bloody cat!

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 Thompson
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

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Richard Hurrell in London

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Richard Hurrell replied with a letter back to me about the Ford Fiesta that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Richard says…
carWhilst the website is a bit of a head explosion at first, you quickly get used to it and I loved how it worked. Annoyed that as soon as I signed the papers I was told the car would be delayed! Grrr! Overall good, easy, helpful service.

Richard Hurrell
London
SE18 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Grrr indeed. What’s happened is that Ford have realised that moving Fiesta production to left-hand drive models can earn them much more, as the cars are built at Genk, Belgium and Ford can then sell them for strong Euros, instead of weak UK pounds. So, UK production has been part-diverted to feed the German market. Bloody Germans. This is putting back Fiestas (plus they are the UK’s most popular car). Unfortunately, the dealers in the UK are out of control about this and they get last minute delays. Plus, Titanium production suffers because there is an alloy wheel shortage (as they are selling twice as many models with alloys as planned). Nightmare, eh? But better than not selling them. So apologies for delays, but I cannot control Ford factories.

Apart from all that, thanks for head-explosion comment, hahaha. Talk in a couple of years, Richard. – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Fiat 500

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Fiat 500 Petrol 1.2 Dualogic Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Automatic (5 Speed) Automatic, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

You run this new car for 12, 18, 24 or 36 months depending on the term, and run it within an agreed mileage limit (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per year, but different mileages are possible). If you exceed the mileage limit, you pay for extra miles at (typically) 4p – 10p per extra mile. This is known as the excess mileage rate.

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Compared to improvements in the emissions of toxic pollutants, there has been less progress on reducing CO2 from cars. For a given type of fuel the CO2 emissions of a car are directly proportional to the quantity of fuel consumed. Until recently the average fuel consumption of new cars was unchanged relative to that in the mid 1980�s. This was because while engines have become more efficient over this period, average vehicle mass has increased due to additional features to meet crash safety requirements and the widespread addition of features such as power assisted steering and air conditioning. However, there are signs that in the last few years average fuel consumption has begun to drop in response to voluntary agreements by vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 105g/km for the Fiat 500 Petrol Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Fiat 500 1.2 Dualogic Pop 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Automatic (5 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £160.75 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £160.75 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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Keep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.

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

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Wow, this website has everything! Nce to see such an informative website lightened up with a great sense of humour. You’re the best, Ling!
Laura Freeman, Sheffield, S12 2FR
laura-freeman_@blueyonder.co.uk

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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.

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I’ve updated the enviro stuff on this Volvo V40

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Volvo V40 Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

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.

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.

Having got all the info for the Volvo V40 Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 127g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Volvo V40 2.0 T2 R Design 16v (122bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1969cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £256.49 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!).

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! £256.49 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.

Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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

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You be crazy, but I love it.
Dan Craggs, Barry, CF63 1FS
dancraggs_@gmail.com

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.

Audi A6 Saloon Lease delivered to Darren Shelton in Immingham

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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 Darren Shelton in Immingham. Bloody cat!

Darren says…
CarThe Audi A6 Saloon arrived on time, very quickly and in pristine condition. I am very happy with the service and will definitely use Ling again. Excellent delivery.

Darren Shelton
Immingham
DN40 ***

Audi A6 SaloonEditor Note: Wow, short and sweet letter from another Audi customer. Thanks for the comments from Immingham, Darren. Talk in a couple of years, eh? – Ling

Ling is Green. New Mazda 2 info

Don’t spend so much on fuel! If you get a new Mazda 2 Petrol 1.5 SE+ 16v (75bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1496cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Manual, then you will spend less because the CO2 value has changed. That means more MPG.

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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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 🙂

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Mazda 2 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 118g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Mazda 2 1.5 SE+ 16v (75bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1496cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £186.26 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!).

MazdaThis price on my Mazda 2 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! £186.26 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!

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

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LINGsCARS.com gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed):

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Thank you so much for having such a fun and original website. This is one of the best sites I have been on. I have very much enjoyed my visit. I wish more people were as witty as you.
Shelley Enright, Sheffield, S26 5LX
bladesbird_@btinternet.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.

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Ford Focus Lease delivered to Paul Childs in Wisbech

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Paul Childs replied with a letter back to me about the Ford Focus that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Paul says…
carLing is HOT!!! Great communicator and cars supplied at best prices. Delivery of my new Focus 2.0 TDCi Titanium was good.

Paul Childs
Wisbech
PE13 ***

Ford FocusEditor Note: Norfolk Street Post Office on NORWICH Street? I’m confused; Well, anyone in and around Wisbech who wants to cash their pension… see Paul, if you can find him! He sells all sorts from stamps to string. No wonder you think I am HOT, that stuff on the stamps you lick contains drugs, I think. Thanks for letter. There was no stamp on it. Glad to see you have SOME job benefits 🙂 – Ling