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NOW CLOSED: Fancy test driving a Ford C-MAX, Grand C-MAX or a Ford Focus this summer-autumn & creating a video review?

(165 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 14:32:00

Following on from the fab Ford S-MAX and Galaxy testing in Christmas '09-10 and a variety of other projects in 2010, Ford have asked us to now find a total of 15 Mumsnetters and their families from across the UK to take part in a three week test drive. This time we have three newly launched cars on offer - you can choose from...

C-MAX - a 5 seater, featuring

~ Five flexible seats
~ Power operated tailgate
~ Panoramic roof and interior
~ Active Park Assist

Grand C-MAX - a 7 seater, featuring

~ Seven flexible seats
~ Power operated tailgate
~ Sliding doors
~ Active Park Assist

or the Focus, featuring

~ Active City Stop
~ Active Park Assist
~ Lane Keeping Aid
~ Traffic Sign Recognition

Ford kindly let JustineMumsnet and CarrieMumsnet put the Grand C-MAX's through their paces recently - have a look at the video to see them in action

The team at Ford say "We're delighted to be working with Mumsnet again in 2011. We are looking forward to finding out what Mumsnetters think of the all new Ford C-MAX, Grand C-MAX and the Focus"

Conditions - please read
You can use the car for anything (legal) - but you would need to pay for any fuel you use, as well as any parking permits or parking/traffic fines.

Insurance will be arranged as long as you:-

~ are aged 25 or over
~ have had a full driving licence for three years or more and
~ have no convictions for dangerous driving.

What will test drivers need to do?
If selected, you would need to be able to offer feedback about the car on Talk at least twice a week for the duration of the three week test plus a final round up of your thoughts.

We will also be asking you to use the video camera provided to film yourself reviewing the car with your family plus we'll need a photo of you with the car and some details about you and your family. All footage, photos and information may be shown on Mumsnet and potentially used by Ford elsewhere.

The test drives are scheduled to take place as follows - each one will last 3 weeks.

Please only apply for a car when you are around and able to test the car as well as add your feedback.

C-MAX w/c 25 July to c14 Aug x 5 testers
Grand C-MAX w/c 15 Aug to c4 Sept x 5 testers
Focus w/c 12 Sept to c2 Oct x 5 testers

If selected your name and contact details would be passed to the team at Ford who would make arrangements to deliver the car on a convenient day and time to suit you.

If you're interested in taking part please sign up by clicking here.

If you are selected, we'll be in touch.

If you're selected for the test drive and add feedback as required on Mumsnet, you will receive £100 of John Lewis vouchers.

Thanks and good luck


BorisTheBold Thu 07-Jul-11 14:34:15

Oooooh, I can't get the link to work though!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 14:34:50

gremlin alert on mn....!

BorisTheBold Thu 07-Jul-11 14:35:32

Can now!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 17:01:33

You can also view the video made by Justine and Carrie individually here and here

5inthebed Thu 07-Jul-11 17:04:26

Can we request to take part if we have already done one in the past?

5inthebed Thu 07-Jul-11 17:07:38

Wow, I want a magic car that parks itself!

magnolia74 Thu 07-Jul-11 17:24:45

Omg I have now had my licence for 3 years so can do it grin grin

northernmonkey Thu 07-Jul-11 17:34:41

If selected, would we be able to take the car out of the country?? Just we have a holiday booked during those dates to Europe so I just wondered if I could still apply

DilysPrice Thu 07-Jul-11 17:46:04

Ooh, we're just about to replace our car so could do with a 3 week test drive, but would we be able to get an automatic? <Londoners who can't be doing with gears>

mumatron Thu 07-Jul-11 17:51:26

I tried to sign up for this one earlier, not sure if it went through or not. Pressed submit but I just got a blank screen. Can you let me know please mnhq?


LawrieMarlow Thu 07-Jul-11 18:11:37

Is there any flexibility on date of return? Am going away on holiday on 6th August but would be interested in trying the CMax so would it be possible for it to get picked up on the 5th?

Also wonder what the excess on the insurance would be (not that I would intend to crash at all of course)

nevergoogle Thu 07-Jul-11 18:15:45

Can I do it again? is mumsnet hungry for another installment of me dancing while driving?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 18:16:53

Hi Lawrie - yes there would be flexibility on this. Not sure about excess...

There are a couple of other questions above which I will ask and get back to you all tomorrow about.

mumatron - don't think yours did, sorry

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 18:18:05

nevergoogle - your dancing is legendary you know grin

LawrieMarlow Thu 07-Jul-11 18:20:54

shock I just looked at the Active Park Assist thing.

I need that. A lot grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 18:22:22

Did you like Carrie screaming when she parked? I laughed at her. A lot.

DilysPrice Thu 07-Jul-11 18:33:25

Also, silly question, what's the privacy situation? Having put a small amount of effort into maintaining a MN persona which does not allow my workmates to assess the depth of my feelings for Gethin Jones or details of my EWM, how does that work when a video of the entire family goes up on the website? Do people just namechange before entering the survey?
I guess it's our own choice about the risk/reward balance isn't it?

nevergoogle Thu 07-Jul-11 18:35:34

why thankyou Ann <curtsey>

i'd love to do another installment. these days i could fill it with zimmers for work. grin

Doobydoo Thu 07-Jul-11 18:42:25


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jul-11 18:46:03

Dilysprice - it's not a silly question. Obviously this is a review where you will be filmed. You are welcome to namechange for the feedback thread and the video will almost certainly feature your RL first name eg "Sally from Southampton reviews the Focus...." you should think about this aspect before applying.

fivegomadindorset Thu 07-Jul-11 19:17:56

Just entetred i hope. My car is very sick.

northernmonkey Thu 07-Jul-11 19:31:52

Have entered anyway, but have explained about the holiday in the commenets section.
If it is a problem then you'll just have to let me test drive my second choice grin

mumatron Thu 07-Jul-11 19:55:21

I give up! I've tried 3 times to enter and it just takes me back to the start again sad

allthefires Thu 07-Jul-11 20:01:34

Can you check it has gone through? Not sure it has.

Shame there isn't an option to enter to test any as due to our family expansion our choices are currently new second car or go down the 7 seater route so would be interested in any of the cars!

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