Kia Picanto Lease delivered to Vernon Parkinson in Huntingdon

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

Vernon says…
CarI love my new baby (car). I’ve had an amazing response from all my friends and family. I loved the service that I received, it was very personal and really helpful in getting me a new car. The only thing with leasing is that I didn’t realise the amount of time it could take before you get a car. I wouldn’t have minded a little note somewhere to point this out. Thanks for the Kia Picanto, though!! Everything was explained thoroughly and clearly to me on delivery.

Vernon Parkinson
Huntingdon
PE29 ***

Kia PicantoEditor Note: Oh Vernon, I am so sorry, I always do my best to explain that the one thing I cannot truly control is delivery time. Many factors affect it, and the UK law for personal customers means that I must give you a “cooling off” period in which to change your mind. I’m very happy to do that, but it means that if you need a car fast, you simply have to wait. Glad you are so pleased with your new Picanto, though – Ling

Green changes on my Audi A6

Changing this information for the Audi A6 1.8 TFSI 16v (190bhp) SE Executive Saloon 4dr 1798cc Petrol S Tronic Automatic, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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???

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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.

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For this brand new Audi A6 Petrol S Tronic Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 130g/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 Audi A6 1.8 TFSI 16v (190bhp) SE Executive Saloon 4dr 1798cc Petrol S Tronic Automatic gearbox is only £311.24 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! £311.24 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.

Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

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

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

The external noise emitted by passenger cars has been controlled since 1929 when the Motor Cars (Excessive Noise) regulations were introduced. New cars are now required to meet Europe-wide noise limits. These have been progressively reduced from 82 decibels (dB(A)) in 1978 to the current limit of 74 dB(A) established in 1996. This means it would take 7 new vehicles to make the same amount of noise as a vehicle that just meets the pre-1978 limits.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Andrew Hartridge in Windsor

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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 Andrew Hartridge. It was sent to me quite a while ago!

Andrew says…
CarHi Ling,

Thank you for your great service. I can’t say bad stuff about you because there is none to say. I found you to be friendly and good fun. A great all-round service. Excellent delivery, my Qashqai arrived with a friendly smile.

Andrew Hartridge
Windsor
SL4 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Andrew, wow, you run a power station! Please keep the electricity coming. I think you supply the Queen in her castle! Enjoy the Qashqai, you were lovely to deal with. – Ling

Emission figures on the Volkswagen Golf

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 16v (115bhp) GT Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual has changed, here are the new figures. I work hard to keep everything up to date.

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!

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?”.

Volkswagen Golf

Having got all the info for the Volkswagen Golf Diesel Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 109g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 16v (115bhp) GT Hatchback 5dr 1598cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £234.74 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!).

VolkswagenThis price on my Volkswagen 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! £234.74 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.

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

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

Great site, quite amusing too. Easy layout to understand, great deals, seems friendly and charming with it!
Rachel Ringwood, Kings Lynn, PE31 6UU
rachel_ringwood_1_@yahoo.co.uk

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.

Kia Picanto Lease delivered to Alexandra Jarvis in Royston

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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 Alexandra Jarvis from Royston. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Alexandra says…
CarLing, the car is super (Kia Picanto – Ling). We have been very impressed and pleased in our dealings with LINGsCARS. We appreciate that you have kept your word, done what you said at the time you were going to do. LINGsCARS have been polite, helpful and fun! The delivery was on time and courteous. I have been recommending you! Thanks.

Alexandra Jarvis
Royston
SG8 ***

Kia PicantoEditor Note: Alexandra, it was really nice to deal with you! Thanks for wonderful letter, and I’m glad you are happy. Are you sure I am polite, though? – Ling

Toxic gases on the Audi A4 Avant

Changing this information for the Audi A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual, I noticed most other websites still use old values. You should trust that I work harder to give you the correct info!

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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.

Mercedes-Benz told me “Mercedes-Benz dealerships have a limited amount of space available in which to advertise. However, all of the dealership’s websites do include a link to the main site Mercedes-Benz.com where anyone in the world with an interest in obtaining specific environmental information about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle can easily find it. Environmental information is also available in brochures that can be obtained at any dealership.” Well, perhaps Head Office at Mercedes-Benz restricts the amount of web space available to each dealer? It’s amazing that they use “space” as an argument for not displaying this info online on each dealer’s site. Web-space is virtually unlimited! A customer should not need to go to World Headquaters to find it (and even then it is not comparative)!

For this brand new Audi A4 Avant Petrol Manual, the latest CO2 figure is just 133g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

Environmental Data

My Audi A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £269.26 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A4 Avant 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! £269.26 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.

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

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

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

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Volkswagen Transporter Lease delivered to Jon Keegan in Moccas,Hereford

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New cars are like new toys to most of my customers. They get really excited. Just like Jon Keegan. I delivered this Volkswagen Transporter to Moccas,Hereford then I got this very nice letter back…

Jon says…
car“Ex war vet aged about 80 delivered our new VW Transporter van today as promised. A real cockney character who told me the last time he was on a farm he shot a sheep because he was hungry and it was war time Britain. So I hid the shot gun, fed him and took him back to Hereford Station. Van goes well and the person who is to drive it is well pleased.

So that’s a VW van and a BMW Z4 sports car off you in the last ten weeks. I have three more company vehicles to replace over the next 12 months and judging by your past performance the business will be coming your way. Easy to deal with, keeps me informed and better quotes than anyone else in the market. Also the damn vehicle gets delivered to your door!

Well done, keep up the good work but don’t send me any more sweets. The last one turned my mouth black before a meeting!”

Jon Keegan
Moccas,Hereford
HR2 ***

Volkswagen TransporterEditor Note: For people who are wondering that your company name is strange, it is because you are a Lime Wholesaler. Jon, I can imagine you have millions of trees and shout at your workers “Quick! Pick them before they turn yellow! Any idiot can grow Lemons!” Hehehee. I give you hyperlink, an honour (for you). Also, you complain about my sweets, well next car you have, I will send you Little Red Mao Book . If you try to eat THAT, your mouth will turn Red – Ling

New Oxides of Nitrogen data on my Audi A4 Avant

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Audi A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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

Environment

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.

Having got all the info for the Audi A4 Avant Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 133g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

Environmental Data

My Audi A4 Avant 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) S Line Leather/Alc Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £269.26 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A4 Avant 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! £269.26 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.

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

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Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

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

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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.

Mazda 6 Lease delivered to Sean Peacock in Hull

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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. Sean Peacock replied with a letter back to me about the Mazda 6 that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Sean says…
carAlthough the website is a bit crazy, you cannot get a better price or service than with Ling. The service is fantastic and very fast. The online Lingo system is unique and makes leasing the car easier. Don’t let the bizarre website put you off. I will definitely be leasing my next car from you Ling.

Sean Peacock
Hull
HU12 ***

Mazda 6Editor Note: Thanks, Paul, I am happy that you are very pleased with your Mazda 6 and with my systems. These was an issue of late delivery on your car, but it was sorted in the end. Car build is just out of my control, I wish I could build them as well as sell them, we would get everything on time, then! – Ling

The Audi A4 is a Green car yet?

Green output is important to me, so I tell you the Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) SE Saloon 4dr 1395cc 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.

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

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The CO2 for this Audi A4 Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 126g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

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My Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 16v (150bhp) SE Saloon 4dr 1395cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £227.57 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi A4 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! £227.57 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.

Try to avoid using your car for short journeys – use public transport, ride a bicycle or walk.

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

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

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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