Skoda Superb Lease delivered to David Warden in Lincoln

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from David Warden, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Skoda Superb.

David says…
carIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a car from Ling. The old boys network may not like it, but Ling is the best. Dealer quite excellent ‒ the guy who delivered the car was top notch.

David Warden
Lincoln
LN2 ***

Skoda SuperbEditor Note: DC, you are a top Executive Officer at the Department for Work and Pensions, so I have withheld your address for extra security. Thanks so much for those comments, you are a sage I think. Or a Mandarin, or something. The Skoda Superb is a brilliant car, my sister has a new one in China, and loves it. Hope it gives you two years of fantastic motoring. I pass your comments to dealer, thanks. – Ling

My Hyundai i30 CO2 g/km levels

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Hyundai i30 Petrol Manual. Have a look at the new figures.

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!

Hyundai i30

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?

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Hyundai i30 Petrol Manual. For this car, the CO2 is now just 163g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Hyundai i30 2.0 T GDI N Performance (275bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1998cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £334.82 inc VAT per month with 6 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!).

HyundaiThis price on my Hyundai i30 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! £334.82 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.

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Check your fuel consumption – it will help you get the most from the car, changes in overall fuel consumption may indicate a fault.

Hyundai i30

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

This is the strangest offer ever. I’ll tell all my car driving friends about your site. Cheers.
Tomoko Kawanaka, Edinburgh, EH1 3LU
embar29_@yahoo.co.uk

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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.

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Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Joanne Robertshaw in Rochdale

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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, Joanne Robertshaw explains how they are getting on with their Vauxhall Corsa

Joanne says…
carHave nothing bad to say whatsoever – the whole process was so easy. Was a bit nervous at first doing it all online, didn’t actually speak to anyone but soon got over it! Any questions I had were answered in a matter of minutes. Have recommended Ling to everyone. Think you have a customer for life in me!! Delivery excellent: On time as described, can’t ask for more!

Joanne Robertshaw
Rochdale
OL11 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Joanne, you are an example of a super customer who went through my whole process and we never actually spoke. It shows the completeness of my LINGO system, I think. You are also a police officer, so I have withheld your address for security. Wear your stab-vest at all times, I want to keep my “customer for life” for a long time! Thanks so much for the comments, they mean a great deal to me. Have a happy time with the new Corsa! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Toyota Aygo

I am Ling and my Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 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?

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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???

My customers agree to adhere to a fixed mileage allowance (usually 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000 miles per annum) and they are charged for “excess” miles. This means they are far more aware of the costs involved in unneccessary journeys in their new cars. To a certain extent, my customers will consider “is my journey really neccessary?” and “would it be cheaper to do this long trip on the train?”.

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.

Toyota Aygo

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.

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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.

Keep the pressure up – make sure the tyres are inflated to the correct pressure for the vehicle.

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

Toyota Aygo

Website is so much fun and makes looking for cars fun. I will definitely be looking later in the year when my wife’s car is due for change.
Warren Holt, Bury, BL8 1XJ
warren.holt1_@virgin.com

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.

Skoda Octavia Lease delivered to Keith Andreton in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1523 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Keith Andreton wrote this one:

Keith says…
car“Excellent service from start to finish, you simply WILL NOT get this service if you deal with any other contract hire company. Great service, excellent delivery, car arrived on time.”

Keith Andreton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 ***

Skoda OctaviaEditor Note: Ho, ho, ho, another local customer! Hello Keith! I have never met you but you sound lovely and I am so pleased I saved you a fortune on your Octavia. This was a damn fast 170bhp VRS model and is a real rocket car for a 1.6 Golf price. Howay the toon! Hehehe, I can do the local accent, eh? All I need now is 28 pints of lager, a fake fire engine and a fight on the Quayside – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Ford Kuga Estate

Updating the Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual quickly is brilliant because Google loves to use me as the choice for listing these cars.

Ford Kuga Estate

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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I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Ford Kuga Estate Petrol Manual is now 145g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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.

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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.

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!

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What a great site.
Stuart Benzie, Peterhead, AB42 4RA
stuartbenzie_@yahoo.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.

Pollution levels on the Mercedes GLA Class have changed

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Mercedes GLA Class 1.6 GLA 180 Urban Edition 16v (122bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1595cc Petrol Automatic (7 Speed) Petrol Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

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Sometimes new car will be delivered on a car transporter, other times it will be driven to you. Either way, I always ask you check mileage on delivery. Write mileage on delivery sheet (before signing!!!) and keep a copy. At the end of contract, you can then subtract these miles from any “excess mileage” you may have incurred (extra miles over contract amount). This is easy if you have kept a copy of the delivery note. This is hard if you have lost it.

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I am determined to create momentum in this dinosaur industry to make it aware of environmental responsibilities. Please ask your local dealer what additional steps they are taking. Please be aware of their advertising, their business methods and their environmental impact and question them; “What are you doing to exceed the legal minimum requirements?”.

For this brand new Mercedes GLA Class Petrol Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 144g/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 Mercedes GLA Class 1.6 GLA 180 Urban Edition 16v (122bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1595cc Petrol Automatic (7 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £273.72 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes GLA 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! £273.72 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.

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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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:

Your website is pretty cool.
Sophie Weston, Conningsby, LN4 4RJ
sloppysophie_@yahoo.co.uk

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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Phil Ruddy in Harrogate

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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 Phil Ruddy that I got a while ago:

Phil says…
CarI enjoyed dealing with you and your staff. Your service is professional and yet fun at the same time.
The Qashqai is perfect and was delivered when you said it would be. Excellent – good service and prompt delivery. I would happily recommend you to anyone! See you in three years for my new car.

Phil Ruddy
Harrogate
HG1 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Phil, thanks for the kind letter. These Nissan Qashqais are hitting the sweet spots – they are cheap, good and newish. Everyone who has one, loves it. No one can spell it, most people struggle to say it :). Enjoy the car in posh Harrogate, I have made a note in my diary for 3-years! – Ling

Pollution levels on the Ford Kuga Estate have changed

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Ford Kuga Estate 1.5 EcoBoost 2WD ST-Line (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1498cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

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.

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”

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.

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.

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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.

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Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

I have recommended this site to many people, as you site is great.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@hotmail.com

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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.

Ford Focus Estate Lease delivered to Daina Carnochan in Inverurie

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

Daina says…
carI was still awaiting quotes from some other companies 6 months down the line, but Ling was very efficient and quick. Very good service – I have already recommended you to many friends. I love my new Ford Focus and I will get my next cars from Ling, too! Good delivery.

Daina Carnochan
Inverurie
AB51 ***

Ford Focus EstateEditor Note: Daina, you are a veterinary in the North of Scotland. I expect you have enough trouble with all the pesky animals (and owners) to have to worry about dealing with car supply idiots. So, I am glad I came out top for you. Why some other companies don’t perform – I don’t know? They are silly for missing out on the business. Back to those cats and dogs (or cows) and hope the Focus Estate does the job, carrying all the pets around :). You also have a nice name! – Ling