Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Caroline Petts in Macclesfield

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I have 1525 customer letters! This one was sent by Caroline Petts after they had been driving around a few weeks in their new Nissan Qashqai

Caroline says…
carThe service, understanding and knowledge LINGsCARS offer their clients is top notch. From visiting the website to taking delivery of my new Nissan Qashqai, my experience was a great one. Just really easy, extremely efficient and very helpful, truly unique, I would say and fun.

The website is fantastic. It was brilliant and made my life much easier, being able to share documents and progress with my husband who was thousands of miles away. I’ve tried hard to think of areas you could improve or any constructive criticism but I really can’t think of any at all. Keep up the great work, I recommend you to everyone!

Delivery excellent and a very nice, helpful, considerate delivery man.

Caroline Petts
Macclesfield
SK10 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Caroline, well, thanks. Read David’s letter (below) about his Audi and you will see part of the delivery service is down to the manufacturer. Even so, it is a very kind letter you write, thanks. Super customer and we had a super chat online. I particularly like the fact that your husband could join in from abroad on LINGO. No other leasing company (or UK car sales company or dealer) enables this, and I take advantage of it myself by doing tons of work at Christmas, from my mum and dad’s house in China. Great, eh? Glad you are so happy with the process and the Qashqai! – Ling

Green changes on my Ford Focus

Checking against the values I publish for the Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 12v (140bhp) ST-Line Navigation Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 112g/km for the Ford Focus Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 12v (140bhp) ST-Line Navigation Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £215.14 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

FordThis price on my Ford Focus 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! £215.14 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.

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

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

Wow, this website has everything! Nce to see such an informative website lightened up with a great sense of humour. You’re the best, Ling!
Laura Freeman, Sheffield, S12 2FR
laura-freeman_@blueyonder.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.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Lease delivered to Marcus Farrar in Bingley

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Marcus Farrar, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Marcus says…
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Perfect.

Marcus Farrar
Bingley
BD16 ***

Volkswagen Golf GTIEditor Note: Jeeez, one word. But a good one. And a good car, a 207bhp Golf GTi. Enjoy it, hahaha 🙂 – Ling

My Volkswagen Golf GTI CO2 g/km levels

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI 16v (230bhp) GTI Hatchback 3dr 1984cc 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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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.

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)!

I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Petrol Manual is now 148g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI 16v (230bhp) GTI Hatchback 3dr 1984cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £309.50 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 GTI 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! £309.50 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.

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 have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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

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.

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Honda Civic Type-R Lease delivered to Andrew Abbotts in Blackburn

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Andrew Abbotts, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Honda Civic Type-R.

Andrew says…
carThere are so many leasing companies on the web; use Ling – she is absolutely excellent. Always on the LINGO system when needed. Do not go anywhere else, best by far, prices very competitive. What more can I say?

Beautiful car, the Honda Civic. No marks, but an average valet before delivery (had to clean myself).

Andrew Abbotts
Blackburn
BB2 ***

Honda Civic Type-REditor Note: Andy, thanks so much for the comments, everyone loves the LINGO system 🙂 Great to deal with you. You seem very happy with your fast Type-R. Shame the dealer didn’t clean the car so well… I just can’t believe they mess this up. Dealers are often the weakest link. Apologies, I have kicked them. – Ling

My Nissan Qashqai CO2 g/km levels

All the people with orders in my system for the Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 8v (110bhp) Acenta Smart Vision Pack Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual will be quite pleased by this news. I am making a change, because the environment stuff seems to have moved slightly.

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

My customers drive brand-new cars. These cars are far less polluting than cars built just a few years ago. As an extreme example, it would take 50 new cars to produce the same emissions per kilometre as a vehicle made in 1970. The new cars my customers are driving have been produced on the most modern production lines, using the latest technology with much lower environmental build costs than cars produced in the past. By their nature, these new cars will be emitting the lowest levels of pollutants than they will ever produce in their lifetimes, as they get older.

The CO2 for this Nissan Qashqai Diesel Manual is better than it was, at just 99g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 8v (110bhp) Acenta Smart Vision Pack Hatchback 5dr 1461cc Diesel Manual gearbox is only £226.32 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! £226.32 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.

Nissan Qashqai

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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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 so many comments about my website, this one says;

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

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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

Toyota Rav4 Lease delivered to Melanie England in Barlby

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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 Melanie England from Barlby. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Melanie says…
car“Ling offers what feels like a very personal experience and we knew we were being looked after – not just another number or statistic.”

Melanie England
Barlby
YO8 ***

Toyota Rav4Editor Note: Hey – you have nice new Toyota Rav4, Mel! Brilliant car, eh? Of course, I am so glad you are female as stupid male customers might get wrong impression from you saying it felt like “personal experience”. Even then, I should point out that as lesbians are illegal in China, this could be nothing but platonic customer-supplier relationship! Always helps to clear up this issue for daft men, eh? – Ling

Pollution levels on the Skoda Fabia have changed

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

These days, in UK identity theft is common (not problem in China; we all look same, heheh), money laundering is common, and so is fraud. To proctect themselves, and you, against these problems the finance companies like lots of ID. There are many protecting regulations. Photographic and signature proving (new driving licence or passport), and address proving (recent 90 day or less old utility bill showing your name and address). A company may want to submit a VAT return (proof of trading) or latest signed accounts, and anyone can supply a current bank statement (you can blot out the figures if you are sensitive).

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. So I have some idea what I am talking about, here. How many other people in the UK motor industry can say that?

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the Skoda Fabia Petrol Manual is now 106g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My Skoda Fabia 1.0 MPI (60bhp) S Hatchback 5dr 999cc Petrol Manual gearbox is only £130.00 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Fabia 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! £130.00 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.

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

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

What a great site – I didn’t know that leasing a car could actually be funny. If I buy a car, can I pay in Yuan?
Noel Ryan, St Neots, PE19 1NP
noel_ryan_@tiscali.co.uk

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Climate Change is recognised as one of the greatest environmental threats facing the World today and it has long been appreciated by Governments, that reducing the impact of the motor vehicle has an important part to play in addressing this threat.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Gareth Hodgson in Paisely

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1525 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Gareth Hodgson wrote this one:

Gareth says…
carLing, my wife and I were very impressed with your service. Getting our car from you was a no-brainer. Monthly payments were half than if we bought the Honda Civic. We went to a dealer for a test drive, loved the car, then signed up with you. End to end in 3-weeks.

Your style is a refreshing change, very prompt at updates and answering questions. Love the LINGO system. I’ve already got family getting cars from you based on me raving about you. I look forward to getting my next car from you. Excellent delivery, Honda driver was very prompt and polite.

Gareth Hodgson
Paisely
PA1 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: I withhold your address for security because you do important stuff for Australia. Gareth, so pleased – you sound like a happy bunny with your Civic. You should not take advantage of dealers’ goodwill by using them as a test-drive facility (mmmmmpppfffff :). Poor souls. LINGO – thanks so much for the comments, I put a hell of a lot of work into that. Now, I am dealing with being flooded with your family 🙂 Enjoy that Honda! – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Volvo XC60

Checking against the values I publish for the Volvo XC60 2.0 D4 16v (190bhp) Momentum 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1969cc Diesel Geartronic Automatic, I have noticed a small error, so I’m publishing these new figures today. Please read.

I get my car deals from many sources, main dealers, finance companies, or I work them out myself using different finance companies. Main dealers I use include; Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda (boo), Mercedes-Benz, MG (new improved Chinese joke version!), Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyoung (North Korean??) Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (or VW), and Volvo. Amazing, huh???

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

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I have taken a typical model of this car from my website – the Volvo XC60 Diesel Geartronic Automatic. For this car, the CO2 is now just 136g/km. Other trim levels might differ slightly.

My Volvo XC60 2.0 D4 16v (190bhp) Momentum 4WD Station Wagon 5dr 1969cc Diesel Geartronic Automatic gearbox is only £346.97 inc VAT per month with 3 months initial payment, followed by 11 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 XC60 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! £346.97 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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on LINGsCARS.com:

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

Environment

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

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