Citroen C4 Lease delivered to Ron Elvins in Bideford

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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, Ron Elvins explains how they are getting on with their Citroen C4

Ron says…
carFantastic clear service. Once you get round the wacky website and into buying the car – all is clear, simple and enjoyable!! Good delivery of my new Citroen C4.

Ron Elvins
Bideford
EX39 ***

Citroen C4Editor Note: Ron, thanks so much for the comments. Glad you got round the website 🙂 I hope you have a great time in the new C4 – nice car! – Ling

Change on the Audi A6

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this Audi A6 Diesel S Tronic Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

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?”.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 109g/km for the Audi A6 Diesel S Tronic Automatic. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra 16v (190bhp) SE Executive Saloon 4dr 1968cc Diesel S Tronic Automatic gearbox is only £300.67 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A6 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! £300.67 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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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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I get tired of typing out these comments, but… here’s one.

I love this website. Best website ever.
Ryan Skorzewski, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4PT
thedon55_@gmail.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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Audi A5 Coupe Lease delivered to Angie Brady in Luton

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Customers often send me letters, I have 1525 in total! It keeps the postman busy. These letters are all hard copies, and none are invented. This one is from Angie Brady

Angie says…
carDear Ling

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for your excellent and efficient service in the lease of My A5 Audi Coupe. So far I am very pleased with it and a big thank you for sending my number plates (for my new personal reg number), they were perfect, even with my company name! How personal is that?

In the future when business improves I may look to lease a small run about vehicle for the office and I would not hesitate to contact LINGsCARS to arrange this for me. You have been a joy to deal with, many companies could learn a lot from you.

Thank you again!

Angie Brady
Luton
LU2 ***

Audi A5 CoupeEditor Note: Angie, how great to get this letter from you. That A5 Coupe is a brill car, even has the new STOP START on it. The extra reg plates for your private number are free and I am only too happy to give these when cars are new, as it can be difficult to get plates made these days. What a great time we had chatting about your car, hope you love it! Vroom, vroom, fast and sexy. Team has been rewarded! Hahaha. – Ling

Green changes on my Citroen C3

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Feel Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

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At the end of the contract, the car is collected from you and you have no further obligations. You do not buy the car, nor do you have a “balloon” payment. Simply give it back! Of course, the car should be fair and reasonable condition commensurate with its age and mileage. If it’s not, you’ll be charged for any damage. But to me that’s common sense.

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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.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 109g/km for the Citroen C3 Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Citroen C3 1.2 PureTech 12v (82bhp) Feel Hatchback 5dr 1199cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £172.39 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 17 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!).

CitroenThis price on my Citroen C3 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! £172.39 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!

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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I think your site is great. My uncle rented a car from you and he thought you had very good service.
Asha, Harrow, HA1 4DH
devilden2_@hotmail.com

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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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Chevrolet Captiva Lease delivered to Peter Lewis in Rawtenstall

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

Peter says…
CarI would recommend leasing a new car from Ling, to anyone! Great service, great cars! I look forward to every letter because they are sooooo funny. Cheers, Ling!

Peter Lewis
Rawtenstall
BB4 ***

Chevrolet CaptivaEditor Note: Another Captiva! Wow, I have supplied so many of these new cars. They are the best Chevrolet model, ever. Glad you are happy, Peter. Thanks for the kind comments about my letters, I do my best to make everything enjoyable for you. Go… DRIVE! – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Volvo S90

CO2 affects fuel consumption directly. Less CO2 means less fuel burnt. So, I’m reporting this change on the Volvo S90 Diesel Geartronic Automatic. Have a look at the new figures.

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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If showroom-based car dealers fail 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, it renders them liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. This is why dealers miraculously acheive these “minimum standards” – under threat of a �5,000 fine!

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Volvo S90 Diesel Geartronic Automatic is now 116g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Volvo S90 2.0 D4 16v (190bhp) Momentum Saloon 4dr 1969cc Diesel Geartronic Automatic gearbox is only £327.32 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 17 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 S90 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! £327.32 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.

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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.

These comments have been made about my website:

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I’m not very familiar with the car hiring industry, but obviously you are running a fabulous business plus amazing website! As a Chinese, I do appreciate your ability and smartness. Wish you more success in the following days 🙂
Yu Wang, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
mcwang_@gmail.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.

Mazda MX-5 Lease delivered to Julie MacIntyre in Paisley

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Julie MacIntyre, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Mazda MX-5.

Julie says…
car“Ling was very nice to deal with. She kept me updated with what was happening, which was important for me as my car was quite a drawn-out process (6 weeks from initial contact with Ling to delivery). She always replied to my emails promptly and I felt I could contavct her with any stupid question. I will definitely buy my next car from Ling and I hoping my husband will be buying his next car from her, too. I will recommend her to all my family and friends.”

Julie MacIntyre
Paisley
PA1 ***

Mazda MX-5Editor Note: Julie, I’m glad you think I am nice. I don’t often get called that :). The reason your new model MX-5 took a long time, is that Mazda have just launched this model and stocks are low so we have to wait for cars from bloody Japan. Japanese have bandy legs and eyes too close together and I can never trust them, but that is different matter. So pleased that you will recommend me to family and friends… bring ’em on! – Ling

Fuel economy and CO2 change on my Nissan Qashqai

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

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.

Carbon Dioxide is the most important of the greenhouse gases which are contributing to Climate Change. Unless action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as Carbon Dioxide, the whole pattern of the World’s weather could change, increasing the frequency and intensity of heatwaves, floods, droughts and storms.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 99g/km for the Nissan Qashqai Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 8v (110bhp) N-Vision Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £254.99 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Qashqai 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! £254.99 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.

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.

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

I just love the implicit honesty and the way the site is written which holds your complete attention to read the whole site.
Jackie Ragett, Rainham, RM13 9HP
charliechameleon_@yahoo.co.uk

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Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Pearl Duffett in Rugby

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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 Pearl Duffett that I got a while ago:

Pearl says…
CarFantastic friendly service, great deals and exactly as advertised – a pleasure doing business with Ling – highly recommended. Smooth delivery, nice clean car. Excellent.

Pearl Duffett
Rugby
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Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Pearl, thanks for the short note. They build those Qashqais quite close to me, and everyone up here is very pleased with the Nissan factory, there are more windmills there than in bloody Holland! The Qashqais are so popular, I have a 2-3 month waiting list. Enjoy!! – Ling

Lower CO2 on my Nissan Juke

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Nissan Juke 1.6 i 16v (93bhp) Visia Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Petrol Manual information. No one in the industry can believe how fast I am.

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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!

When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 138g/km for the Nissan Juke Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Nissan Juke 1.6 i 16v (93bhp) Visia Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £157.58 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!).

NissanThis price on my Nissan Juke 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! £157.58 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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

Very nice set up for the web page. I like the detail you’ve gone into.
Paul Dexter, Rhyl, LL18 2DE
dexteranddeedee_@hotmail.com

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.