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NOW CLOSED Mumsnetters needed to test drive the NEW Toyota Verso. Find out more here

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 09:59:58

We're very excited to be working with Toyota over the next year to celebrate their great range of family cars and we are even more excited to announce that the first thing we're doing is getting MNers behind the wheel of the all new Toyota Verso!

Do you fancy trying out the 7 seat Verso for a fortnight and telling us what you think? You can find out more info about the Verso here - here's what Toyota would like to say about the car: "When it comes to practicality, the Verso is a mum's best friend. Its Easy Flat 7 seating system makes switching between a carload of school friends to a boot full of buggies, a breeze. Thankfully, that doesn't mean it compromises on style and with a sharper, sleeker design, this car creates a powerful presence both on the road and behind the wheel."

Specifically, we're looking for Mumsnetters who have at least 2 children under 10 years and who use the family car to drive their children around most days e.g to/from school, after school activities etc.

The test drives are going to be split into two waves - 4-17 May and 18 May - 1 June, so please only apply if you are around for the duration of one of these waves, and indicate on the sign up form (link below) which wave you'd prefer.

If you're selected to take part, you'll need to pick up the car at your local dealership and Toyota will then arrange to pick the car up from your home at the end of the test.

Testers will be required to add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet throughout the duration of the test drive. Additionally, we'd like 5 testers to provide video feedback via their smart phone to demonstrate the versatility of the Verso, so get your thinking caps on for how to show this in a fun and creative way! The 5 testers who are chosen to provide video feedback will each receive a £30 Love2shop voucher as an additional thank you.
The videos will be hosted on the Mumsnet YouTube channel, used on Toyota's pages on MN and possibly elsewhere.

Now the important stuff
In order to take part in the test drive, you must:
~ be a UK resident
~ be aged 25 years old or over
~ hold a valid UK driving license
~ have no convictions for dangerous driving.
A driver declaration form will need to be completed; proof of identification and a valid driving licence (both photocard if applicable and paper part) will also need to be presented upon collection of vehicle and continue to be valid before the winner can take the test drive.

If you'd like to take part please sign up here.

We'll be in touch with the chosen few by Monday 29th April. If you're not picked this time, there will be plenty more opportunities to test drive other Toyota models later in the year - keep an eye out for these!

Thanks and good luck!


LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 23:48:16

Why kids under 10?

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 23:48:54

Look at you lot toadying on this thread. grin

PeneloPeePitstop Tue 23-Apr-13 07:42:16


LeeCoakley Tue 23-Apr-13 08:14:08

The link doesn't work for me! Will try later.

OrlaKiely Tue 23-Apr-13 10:14:09

Have signed up, it'll be like a holiday - we are struggling to fit 3 kids and the shopping into our little car.

maidmarian2012 Tue 23-Apr-13 11:28:45

done.... eek!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Apr-13 12:10:17

Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far. For info on car specs please visit Toyota's website.

jojane Tue 23-Apr-13 14:16:59

We are getting a 7 seater at the end of June but have no idea which one to go for so need some help choosing, test driving one would really help us work out what we really want/need from a 7 seater.

mummy81 Tue 23-Apr-13 15:31:38


BabylonReturns Tue 23-Apr-13 20:38:12

We're In The market for a new car - our 7 seater touran though great, is getting a little long in the tooth snow and new VWs just don't measure up on build quality.

littleboo21 Tue 23-Apr-13 21:45:43

wow, this would be an amazing opportunity #fingerscrossed

DisappointedHorse Tue 23-Apr-13 22:37:52

Done. My current beloved Japanese car is very elderly but it's been so reliable I'd get another in a heartbeat.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 23-Apr-13 22:38:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

firawla Wed 24-Apr-13 00:41:23

oh good point someone mentioned - are you giving manual or auto, no point for us if its only manual noone has a manual license in our house!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Apr-13 09:24:54

Furball and firawla requesting an automatic would be dealer dependent. Please sign up and mention this in the "why would you like to take part" box and we'll check with your dealers if you're selected.

mummyofcutetwo Wed 24-Apr-13 09:35:16

KatieBMumsnet - could I please change it to being available for either set of dates? Thanks!

Furball Wed 24-Apr-13 10:51:44

yay! - thank you and will do katiemumsnet

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Apr-13 10:58:46

I've updated your application mummyofcutetwo - thanks!

firawla Wed 24-Apr-13 12:03:02

katieB I already signed up, is there any chance you could just edit the auto thing in for me? thanks and sorry for the trouble!

liveotherwise Wed 24-Apr-13 13:51:40

Hope I'm not too late applying for this!

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 24-Apr-13 13:55:06

'Fraid you are. Just had an email and they want me to do all of the test drives, so that's nice.

No need for anyone else to apply, thanks


misscph1973 Wed 24-Apr-13 14:18:42

I would really love to apply, but I have an EU license (itøs fine to use here in the UK), is that problem?

Furball Wed 24-Apr-13 16:00:18

Huge apologies to katieBmumsnet et all for making you answer the question about the auto - I now can't do those's school holiday galore and we aren't going to be about for the complete dates. blush

Moominsarehippos Wed 24-Apr-13 16:45:26

KatieBumsnet (snigger)

NotSoNervous Wed 24-Apr-13 16:47:35

hmm Damn having to be over 25

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