Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Steve Smart in Spennymoor

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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 Steve Smart that I got a while ago:

Steve says…
carThe Corsa is perfect. A joy to behold, like treasure from the gods! Gets me to work and back anyway. Your service is 1st class, can’t fault you in anyway. Had to be patient but good things come to those who wait. Excellent delivery, a good friend actually delivered the car!. Excellent.

Steve Smart
Spennymoor
DL16 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Steve, for those people reading this, you are a Firefighter (Fireman in the old money). This Corsa will enable you to get to your job and your 4 other jobs (hahaha) on time. All you need are blue lights and 2 horns. Room for a small ladder in the back? Thanks for biz, what a coincidence about the delivery! – Ling

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Diane Marsh in Kent

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I have 1524 customer letters! This one was sent by Diane Marsh after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Honda Civic

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

Ling’s Hyundai Tucson Estate environment info change

Look, another CO2 change! The Hyundai Tucson Estate 1.6 GDi 2WD SE Nav 16v (132bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

The VCA (the VCA is the Government designated UK approval authority) wrote to me, saying “I can appreciate the efforts you are making to improve environmental awareness amongst your customers and I’m sure that your approach will be of help to them when deciding on a new car. At this time there is no legal requirement for dealers to display this information on their websites.” Why not? I think there should be! The VCA continued, “Your comments and in depth suggestions on how we might improve the output of the data will be considered alongside any other proposals for change.”

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The CO2 for this Hyundai Tucson Estate Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 162g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Hyundai Tucson Estate 1.6 GDi 2WD SE Nav 16v (132bhp) Estate 5dr 1591cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £244.42 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 Tucson 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! £244.42 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!

Environment

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

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

Hyundai Tucson Estate

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

Environment

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.

My Volvo XC90 Estate CO2 g/km levels

Changing this information for the Volvo XC90 Estate 2.0 T5 Gtron Momentum 16v (250bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1969cc Petrol AWD Automatic (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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.

For this brand new Volvo XC90 Estate Petrol Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 184g/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 Volvo XC90 Estate 2.0 T5 Gtron Momentum 16v (250bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1969cc Petrol AWD Automatic (8 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £487.60 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 XC90 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! £487.60 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.

Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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

This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
geoffery.hurren_@btopenworld.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.

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Renault Megane Lease delivered to Jonathan Holdsworth in Dursley

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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 Jonathan Holdsworth from Dursley. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Jonathan says…
CarThis was the most simple, best, effective and straightforward way of controlling, monitoring and taking delivery if a new car. Right products, right price and excellent customer service made this perhaps the best buying experience I have had and I will not hesitate recommend you to others. I wish you all the very best. Excellent delivery, polite, on time and friendly.

Jonathan Holdsworth
Dursley
GL11 ***

Renault MeganeEditor Note: Great, that is just what I like to hear. So pleased I train customers like you to write letters like this ๐Ÿ™‚ You were a super customer. As you are a company director, I really appreciate your comments! I will see you in 3 years for a new Megane, Jonathan! – Ling

New CO2 figure for the Renault Clio

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Renault Clio 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

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.

Martin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said “Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further”

For this brand new Renault Clio Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 114g/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 Renault Clio 0.9 TCE Iconic 12v (90bhp) Hatchback 5dr 898cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £151.03 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!).

RenaultThis price on my Renault Clio 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! £151.03 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.

Environmental Data

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

Environmental Data

A lot of people write comments. I get them all the time. This is one of the silliest:

Your site made me laugh out loud – a rare treat! Not many do that. Cheers.
Dave Harries, North Weald, CM16 6DB
harriesmob_@ntlworld.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.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Nigel Purvis in Banbury

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Nigel Purvis. I delivered this Honda Civic to Banbury then I got this very nice letter back…

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

Nigel Purvis
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

Pollution levels on the Hyundai i30 Estate have changed

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Hyundai i30 Estate Petrol Manual, I note it here in my blog.

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.

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 Hyundai i30 Estate Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 115g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Hyundai i30 Estate 1.0 T GDI S 12v (120bhp) Estate 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £170.40 inc VAT per month with 9 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 i30 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! £170.40 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.

Environment

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

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

Nice site. I love the intelligence question.
Vincent Omoke, Cheltenham, GL52 2AY
luamboluanzo_@aol.com

Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

Hyundai i30 Estate

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Darren Collett in Pencombe

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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 Darren Collett that I got a while ago:

Darren says…
CarGreat, easy to use and straightforward website. Fabulous communication which made the whole process pain free. Will definitely use Ling again and I have already recommended to colleagues and friends.

Darren Collett
Pencombe
HR7 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Darren, you are so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ You are still missing your aerial for the Nissan Qashqai, but yet you write such a lovely letter. I am sorting out your aerial. – Ling