Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Kevin Lines in Glasgow

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1523 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Kevin Lines

Kevin says…
CarHi Ling,

The car arrived around 11am this morning and I love it…..A nice old retired man from L***** drove it all the way up to Scotland and he is now getting the train back to L*****!!!! I did drive him to the nearest train station and he explained that the initial mileage (340 miles) would be added to my agreement.

It has arrived at a great time as we are all about to head off to the East Coast of Scotland on holiday and we can drive there in style now….I would like to thank you for all of your help and I will be recommending your company to everyone that asks me about how I got hold of such a great car at such a great price……Once again, thanks for all of your help.

Kevin Lines
Glasgow
G71 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Kevin, you are an Operations Manager for Morrison’s supermarket (Grocery and Frozen, peas; buy 2 get 1 free!) and so I am glad you tell me my customer service is good! The Qashqai (but 1 get none free, hehehe) sounds like a funny fruit, eh? The Mackams are working flat out to build these cars – I think this car is the best thing Nissan has done. Thanks for being lovely customer, enjoy holiday – Ling

Ling’s Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 environment info change

My system has alerted me that the Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 2.0 EcoBlue 16v (170bhp) 300 L1 Low Roof Limited Van Auto (6 Speed) 1996cc 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.

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.

In 2008, I won the “BEST non-franchised ENVIRONMENTALIST” in the Automotive Management Awards, sponsored by the RAC. My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards. My website has been voted in the “TOP 100” in the world, by FHM magazine. I was voted “NORTH-EAST ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2006” in the One North East-sponsored WIN business awards. CAR Magazine listed me in their TOP 7 pick of UK car websites. I have around 50,000 unique visitors a month. I have well over 3000 happy, existing customers, and over 900 letters published on this website.

I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 Diesel Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 173g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 2.0 EcoBlue 16v (170bhp) 300 L1 Low Roof Limited Van Auto (6 Speed) 1996cc Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £334.67 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!).

FordThis price on my Ford Transit Custom 300 L1 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! £334.67 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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Final word to Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary; “Worried about pollution? I’d say sell your car and walk.”

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I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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Amazing and very funny site.
David McGuire, Blackpool, FY2 0DP
satellitedave_@yahoo.com

Ford Transit Custom 300 L1

Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Sandeep Kahlon in Coventry

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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 Sandeep Kahlon that I got a while ago:

Sandeep says…
carI was very impressed by LingsCars…it was a friendly, informal service yet very professional and informative. Ling took my through the leasing system pain free and I got a very competitive deal. A colleague at work pays an extra £90 per month for the same car as me so I’m very grateful to have found this website! Thanks for all your help.

Sandeep Kahlon
Coventry
CV6 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Wow, Sand, no problemo! I am amazed at that higher price, I often see this happening. Cars are “upsold” by some brokers making a ridiculous price. Thanks for comments. You are a clinical psychologist, so maybe you can diagnose me??? 🙂 hahaha! Enjoy the Fiesta! – Ling

Emission figures on the Peugeot 3008 Estate

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.2 Puretech GT Line Premium 12v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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Sometimes you must resign yourself to fact that dealer will look after a retail customer first. Your delivery might be slightly delayed because they are fussing over a damn retail customer (paying �1000’s more than you), and you have to learn to relax. Most times these delays never happen, but sometimes they do, so I’m just preparing your brain and giving you tip.

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!

Having got all the info for the Peugeot 3008 Estate Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 118g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Peugeot 3008 Estate 1.2 Puretech GT Line Premium 12v (130bhp) Estate 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £286.60 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!).

PeugeotThis price on my Peugeot 3008 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! £286.60 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.

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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!

Use air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.

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

This site is crazier than the frog, but I’m also glad to say damn nicer and more interesting too, especially since I also test drove the Renault Megane – great deal, I’m off to look around more. Fab site 🙂
Caroline Henderson, St Neots, PE19 1PH
ca99_@hotmail.com

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Darren Arulvasagam in Pagnell

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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. Darren Arulvasagam replied with a letter back to me about the Nissan Qashqai that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Darren says…
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Ling might be mental,
her website is less than ornamental,
but the deal was cheap,
and the process made it easy to reap.

We’re happy with our car, surely the best lease company by far!!! Excellent delivery of my Qashqai!

Darren Arulvasagam
Pagnell
MK16 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: What lovely poetry, Darren. Even though I cannot pronounce your surname, I enjoyed dealing with you. As you are Finance and Business Manager for a North London NHS PCT, I am happy you worked out this was the cheapest Qashqai in the World! Great fun to deal with you. Apply Poet Laureate immediately! – Ling

New VCA data on the VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

Making your car greener is important, so it is nice when you can do it just by looking at the new VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic. The CO2 values have changed, making it more attractive.

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.

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”

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The CO2 for this VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 132g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan Allspace 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! £344.78 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.

VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

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

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

Great site, easy to navigate.
Jammer Hearne, Kirkby in Ashfield, NG17 7FY
greenday_chic_xx_@hotmail.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.

Audi TT Coupe Lease delivered to Andrew Clark in London

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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 Andrew Clark from London. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Andrew says…
CarWhilst I knew I had ordered an Audi TT with a long lead-in February until September, Ling kept me full informed along the way and delivery was totally hassle free and spot on the agreed date. An excellent service all round and a bit of fun as well. Perhaps a little sceptical at the start but a firm believer at the end. A big thank you.

Andrew Clark
London
W4 ***

Audi TT CoupeEditor Note: Andrew, this must be a record lead-time for me. WoW! 8 months from ordering to delivery! Audi are really behind with TT production, glad you were patient enough to wait for the car 🙂 You were lovely… I know you didn’t believe me at first, but by the end you knew I was telling the exact truth with regard to the price and delivery time 🙂 As a business owner, I appreciate your comments. Thanks. – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Nissan Navara

All the people with orders in my system for the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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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.

I also took the decision to code into HTML and make available for printing the “Comparative Labels” or the “fridge” type labels you see at Comet and Curry’s on new fridges and washing machines. No other UK website bothers (or wants) to give their customers this information. One day they will be forced to do this. I have made my code freely available for any dealer who wants to use it, and published a tutorial on how to include this in their websites. This was published on the Automotive Management forum on 26th October 2006. To date, no dealer has contacted me to use my code.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Nissan Navara Diesel Manual is now 119g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 16v (190bhp) Double Cab Tekna TT 4WD Pickup 2298cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £307.30 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Navara 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! £307.30 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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Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

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

Wow, what a fantastic site! I will definitely be telling my friends to come and have a look. With a name like Ling Valentine, you should really be a star!!
Amanda Skilton, Ivybridge PL21 0PJ
stas4949_@stas4949.eclipse.co.uk

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

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Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Roger Keen in Bath

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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 Roger Keen. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Roger says…
CarI have found Ling and LINGsCARS.com very good and efficient to deal with. She is very user friendly, especially her website.

Roger Keen
Bath
BA1 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: In turn, I have found papillon means butterfly. This is delicious insect if you deep fry (very fast) with chilli garlic sauce. Like Milky Way this is very light snack you can eat between meals without ruining appetite. Butterfly less sugar so more healthy. I should be damn celebrity chef, too – Ling

My Mercedes A Class is more economical now?

I am Ling and my Mercedes A Class 1.3 A200 AMG Line 16v (163bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1332cc 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.

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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?”.

Having got all the info for the Mercedes A Class Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 136g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Mercedes A Class 1.3 A200 AMG Line 16v (163bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1332cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £239.99 inc VAT per month with 9 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes A 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! £239.99 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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Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

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

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Really cool website, very different from others I have been on. Lots of interesting stuff.
Dot Gannon, Warrington, WA2 7EY
comps.gannon_@ntlworld.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.

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