Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to Paul Waylett in Haywards Heath

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

Paul says…
CarHi Ling, great car and smooth transaction. Everything went as scheduled. Good delivery. We are very pleased! We will certainly use your services again. thanks.

Paul Waylett
Haywards Heath
RH16 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: Fiestas are really popular small cars, this latest model is really good. People tend to ignore them, but they have plenty of equipment and drive really well. Glad you were pleased with the deal, the car and the way it was dealt with. See you in 3-years! – Ling

Car CO2 change for the VW Golf

My system has alerted me that the VW Golf 1.6 TDI GT 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) 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.

Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

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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!

For this brand new VW Golf Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 105g/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 VW Golf 1.6 TDI GT 16v (115bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £252.37 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!).

VWThis price on my VW Golf 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! £252.37 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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

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

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Wicked!!! Your site is great and you are hilarious!!! Worth visiting for the humour.
Marie Balchin, Ceredigion, SA48 8BY
mariebalchin_@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.

Comparative label for the Mercedes E Class Coupe

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Mercedes E Class Coupe 2.0 E220d AMG Line 16v (194bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

Most Ling cars are on 2 year deals or less, so you should only need an oil and filter service (you won’t need brake pads etc unless you drive like German idiot Schumacker). You just pay this service yourself, OK? Some service intervals (eg. Renault) now at 18,000 miles! You can have this small service done at any cheap VAT registered garage, just use quality parts. Your car is fully covered by the manufacturer warranty (use franchise dealer for this, free), and you get manufacturer’s AA/RAC type cover.

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And if you are thinking that all the fuss at the moment should be about air travel, not cars, Michael O’Leary (of Ryanair) will put you right. He said “Aviation accounts for a ‘Mickey Mouse’ 3% of carbon emissions across the EU, compared with nearly 25% from road transport” He also said “I don�t believe in trotting out all that PC claptrap just not to upset a couple of fu*king environmental lunatics. They are just loons” – which makes sense to me, as I have a problem with this statement from Christopher Macgowan, the head of the SMMT; “The motor industry is committed to helping tackle climate change”. Frankly, I don’t think many retailers and dealers are.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Mercedes E Class Coupe Diesel Automatic is now g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

My Mercedes E Class Coupe 2.0 E220d AMG Line 16v (194bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1950cc Diesel 9G-Tronic (9 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £434.20 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!).

MercedesThis price on my Mercedes E Class Coupe 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! £434.20 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.

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.

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

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This comment is great:

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

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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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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Gordon McKellar in Nottingham

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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 Gordon McKellar from Nottingham. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Gordon says…
CarHello Ling, many thanks for your help in securing the registration number for my impending Nissan Qashqai. I am more than impressed by your efficiency in dealing with client problems. It is very inspiring to witness at first hand the speed in which you respond with advice and guidance to daily business. A grateful client, thank you Ling.

Gordon McKellar
Nottingham
NG13 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Wow, a lovely letter and I haven’t even delivered the bloody car yet! 🙂 No problem, I try to do things as fast as possible, Gordon. Don’t get shot in Nottingham while you are waiting for your car. – Ling

Toyota Prius Lease delivered to Geoffrey Howard in Aldershot

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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, Geoffrey Howard explains how they are getting on with their Toyota Prius

Geoffrey says…
carWhen I compared prices I was interested in LINGsCARS because it was a good quote for a Prius. As I researched more it become obvious that it was not just a good price. Ling is fun to do business with, enthusiastic and pays close attention to a customer’s needs. She has made my first leasing experience a real pleasure, long may she prosper. My Prius was delivered to my door with courtesy and attention to detail!

Geoffrey Howard
Aldershot
GU11 ***

Toyota PriusEditor Note: Geoff, I have withheld your address because you are a Training Development Officer with the British Army and I don’t want Al-Qaida chasing you for free training. Thanks for the comments, glad you followed your instincts. Hope you enjoy that Prius. Better saving the world with a Prus than by shooting people 🙂 – Ling

Hydrocarbon results for the Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up have changed

I am the fastest car supplier in the UK to update the Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 2.4 hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up (180bhp) Pick-up 2442cc Diesel 4X4 Manual (6 Speed) Diesel 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!

According to Nicholas Stern’s report, 14 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions come from transport. The SMMT points out that the motor industry recognises it has a key role to play in reducing the impact of its products and production processes and will continue to develop the technologies to deliver more sustainable motoring. New cars, commercial vehicles and buses reflect many of the cleaner technologies coming to market, including biofuel models, hybrids and greener diesel vehicles.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 174g/km for the Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

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My Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 2.4 hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up (180bhp) Pick-up 2442cc Diesel 4X4 Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £310.80 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 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! £310.80 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.

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

Wicked!!! Your site is great and you are hilarious!!! Worth visiting for the humour.
Marie Balchin, Ceredigion, SA48 8BY
mariebalchin_@hotmail.com

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Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.

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Renault Clio Lease delivered to Marcus Farrar in Bingley

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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 Marcus Farrar. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Marcus says…
CarExcellent services provided with our new Renault Clio.

Marcus Farrar
Bingley
BD16 ***

Renault ClioEditor Note: Marcus, are you trying for the “shortest letter award”??? Hehehe. You even got a 5dr car for the price of a 3 door Clio! You have had many cars from me. Speak to you soon!! – Ling

My Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up is more economical now?

Look, another CO2 change! The Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 2.4 hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up (180bhp) Pick-up 2442cc Diesel 4X4 Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

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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Back to CO2 – there is no easy technical way to deal with CO2. The best way to reduce it and the other emissions is to use the car only when it is necessary and to walk or use public transport where possible. When you are choosing a vehicle and you have selected the most appropriate class of vehicle for your needs, choose the most fuel efficient vehicle in that group. This is where a franchised new car dealer really struggles. Is a Ford dealer really going to advise a customer to buy a lower-polluting Renault Megane? Did you know the fuel consumption of similar size cars can vary as much as 45%?

The CO2 for this Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 174g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 2.4 hp Cross Double Cab Pick Up (180bhp) Pick-up 2442cc Diesel 4X4 Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £310.80 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat Fullback Double Cab Pick-up 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! £310.80 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!

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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

Look at this comment. It is not just me who is a mentalist.

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Your website is by far the world’s best website. No competition.
Jeremy Roberts, Watford, WD19 4TW
jeremysroberts_@gmail.com

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.

I have updated CO2 for the Audi Q5 Estate

I am Ling and my Audi Q5 Estate 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line (Tech Pack) 24v (286bhp) Estate 5dr 2967cc Diesel Tip Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic 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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Many large organisations such as CD Bramall, Perrys, Lombard, Lex, Pendragon, Network, BMW Finance, Citroen Finance, and Renault UK and many other suppliers queue up to make their cars available to me at LINGsCARS.com because they know they will benefit from a supply of ready and waiting quality customers, fast sales and efficient communications.

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.

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Audi Q5 Estate Diesel Automatic is now 152g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Audi Q5 Estate 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line (Tech Pack) 24v (286bhp) Estate 5dr 2967cc Diesel Tip Auto (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £479.99 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q5 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! £479.99 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.

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

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

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Hi Ling! This is the best website I have come across so far… very funny and original. I will email to all my “kaki” in UK!!
Francis Lee, London, WC1H 9PL
drcclee_@yahoo.co.uk

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EU Directive 1999/94/EC requires new car fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data to be made freely available to consumers. Car dealers are required to have a label showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of each different model on display, either on or near the vehicle. Fuel consumption figures will be expressed both in litres per 100 kilometres (l/100 km) and in miles per gallon (mpg). The label will list the figures achieved in urban, extra-urban and combined conditions separately. From September of 2005, dealers had the option to produce a new “comparative” label. The new label shows the mandatory Fuel Consumption and CO2 figures mentioned previously, alongside information about the appropriate VED band for the vehicle. The new label is similar in design to the energy efficiency labels that appear on many ‘white goods’, such as fridge freezers

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to David Brown in Tunbridge Wells

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer David Brown wrote this one:

David says…
CarOur experience during the lease of a new Nissan Qashqai was very straight forward with no complications whatsoever. Ling is an extremely professional and efficient individual who always promptly responded to our email enquiries/requests within minutes of them being sent.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to business colleagues and acquaintances, as her service has been second to none… something which cannot be said of larger organisations in the same sector.

David Brown
Tunbridge Wells
TN4 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Dave, yes, well… not everyone is great in the car business – everyone knows that. I do my best to BE the best. As you are the owner of a large business of your own, I feel proud that you say such nice things. Speak soon! – Ling