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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


NewlyConvertedFordLover Wed 27-Jul-11 19:10:20


VodkaDash Wed 27-Jul-11 18:56:09

Yay! Between 9-11am tomorrow. Now, where shall we go ?grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Jul-11 18:24:12

review thread here

VodkaDash Wed 27-Jul-11 15:29:29

I've been eagerly awaiting my call about delivery tomorrow but nothing yet .......Am soooooooooooo impatient! grin

cupofteaplease Wed 27-Jul-11 09:10:03

My car is here! Lovely man dropped it off at 8.30 and showed me how it works. He also delivered me a video camera and a packet of Duchy biscuits- they were included on the delivery not which I had to sign for! Can I eat them or do they serve a purpose in the test drive? hmm grin

I am very grateful as it came with nearly a full tank of fuel which is incredibly generous. I asked if I need to valet clean it before it is collected but he said no, they clean it too!

So, where to go today?!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 26-Jul-11 20:50:57

Pictures on profiles please!

nevergoogle Tue 26-Jul-11 19:44:58

who's going to be dancing in the car in their video this time then? gwan.

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Tue 26-Jul-11 12:04:56

It is Titanium in colour apparently whcih when you look at it is the same colour as my wheely bin but it's sooooo luvverly.

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Tue 26-Jul-11 10:39:03

I have also just realised that when the videos come out it is going to be soooo obvious which one I am so no pee taking of my accent I will be cringing enough. grin

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Tue 26-Jul-11 10:35:33

Bet you are not yet as excited as me grin
My delivery man (poor guy) is on his way to Aberdeen from Peterborough as we speak and is expecting to get here about noon. <jumps up and down>
It is an 8 hour drive so I think i'll need to offer him some refreshments won't I?

aristocat Tue 26-Jul-11 10:34:53

the car is here grin

thank you mumsnet, Ford and Chris the lovely driver (just driven him to Ford smile)

will report back soon ...........

VodkaDash Tue 26-Jul-11 09:56:24

Woop Woop!
Car being delivered on thursday - how excited am I grin grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 24-Jul-11 21:35:13

Oooh! How exciting for you all!

Please, please report back about the active park assist, especially those testing the Grand C Max - I was amazed about that on the you tube clip and it could swing things regarding my next car (I've never even thought about a Ford before so might well see if I can test drive one if you lot think they're good!)

cupofteaplease Thu 21-Jul-11 21:12:21

I had the answerphone message and email today to confirm it is being delivered on Wednesday. I wonder, will it come with any fuel? I don't get paid until Friday to put more deisel in!!

aristocat Thu 21-Jul-11 20:59:32

yes, i had a call today & the car will be delivered on tuesday grin

I got a call this afternoon and an email to say the car is being delivered Wednesday smile
When will the feedback thread be up? (please note the newest car I've ever had was about 6 years old so there may be some over-excited gushing to begin with grin )

aristocat Thu 21-Jul-11 10:58:11

oooh thanks Ineed thats great news smile

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Thu 21-Jul-11 10:54:40

I just got called about 20 minutes ago and am getting the car delivered on Tuesday sometime between 9 and 5 but the person delivering it will call me on Monday with a more approximate time.
So they have started calling.

aristocat Thu 21-Jul-11 10:44:08

is it still due to start on Monday? i haven't been contacted yet - has anyone heard?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 20-Jul-11 09:46:44

ineed - you gave your mobile number

aristocat Tue 19-Jul-11 23:12:03

<<phew>> ..... no news here either

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Tue 19-Jul-11 22:05:10

I don't remember if I gave my home or mobile number now and I'm going out tomorrow for a while and I'm scared they miss me and pick someone else instead.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 19-Jul-11 21:23:11

Farm meeting was grand thanks...30 odd 5 year olds having fun! (am having a wine now, though!)

Will ask my Ford folks when you should expect a call tomorrow.

Ineedacleaneriamalazyslattern Tue 19-Jul-11 21:08:59

Glad i'm not the only one grin it's worse than waiting for Christmas this.

I just came on here about to ask when we're likely to hear; I'd had much the same panic as Ineedacleaner ! grin

Hope Ann enjoyed the farm!
(PS. Ann I had my survey prize, thanks!)

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