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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!


PearlyWhites Thu 25-Apr-13 18:59:12

Done grin

ifitsnotanarse Thu 25-Apr-13 21:46:40

I forgot to insert the distance to our nearest dealership. blush Can it be added in? It's 21 miles.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Apr-13 09:46:58

Thanks for signing up, we'll be in touch with the selected testers on Monday. For now I'm going to try to answer all your questions, do let me know if I've missed any!

Firawla - I've updated your application to request an automatic
Misscph1973 - I'll find out about the EU license and get back to you
WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes - I've updated your availability to either week
Flier we do have your application thank you
JParkson please PM me if you'd like anything adding to your application and I'll check with Toyota about taking the car abroad
Ifitsnotanarse I've added this in for you

Think that's everything! Good luck smile

ifitsnotanarse Fri 26-Apr-13 10:54:18

Thanks Katie. smile

mummy81 Fri 26-Apr-13 15:36:48


dragonb Fri 26-Apr-13 18:21:10

Done would be interesting to see if takes fours car seats nicely

Davinaaddict Fri 26-Apr-13 22:17:33

Done before reading the thread - oops! Which means I didn't add a request for an automatic either. MNHQ - would you please be able to update my application to request an automatic? Thank you smile

Fanjango Sat 27-Apr-13 01:08:52

Ohh..done! Would love to try one out, the school run would be fun!! grin

thepatioislumpy Sat 27-Apr-13 15:14:28

Pick me pick me!

I really need a 7 seater as I've got 4 children + dog. I've been half looking for a while, but its really hard to decide on a brief test drive! We're actually going on a week away over the Whitsun break so it would be an amazing chance to put the Verso through its paces with the occasional grandparent thrown into the mix too!

WeAreSix Sat 27-Apr-13 20:57:03

We are a family of 6 and our SMax is beginning to feel small... We've been looking at other 7 seaters and I'm not sure that the SMax is beatable on size and performance. I hope I get picked so I can put a verso through a really critical tester smile

MrsShrek3 Sun 28-Apr-13 05:39:46

could you check if my survey turned up please? it crashed....

cakebar Sun 28-Apr-13 17:56:20

Someone said they didn't pick a verso as they couldn't fit their car seats in, that's odd as it was one of the few cars that we could fit 2 group 1s and a baby seat across the middle row. We turned up to the dealers with car seats in tow grin

Piffpaffpoff Sun 28-Apr-13 18:24:42

Survey done and fingers crossed!

TheBreastmilksOnMe Sun 28-Apr-13 22:06:59

Do we get to keep it after the test period??? (Hopefully)

AndFanjoWasHisNameO Mon 29-Apr-13 06:02:02

Done but bet I'm too late confused was off having pesky babies and missed this....

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Apr-13 10:13:16

MrsShrek3 we have your form thank you!
Misscph1973 you can apply with an EU license
Davinaaddict I've updated your application to request an automatic
TheBreastmilksOnMe unfortunately you will need to give the car back after the 2 weeks smile

We'll be in touch with those selected by tomorrow morning. Good luck! grin

Standautocorrected Mon 29-Apr-13 10:17:46

sad i missed this

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Apr-13 10:37:07

Standautocorrected there's still time, we'll be closing applications this morning smile

Standautocorrected Mon 29-Apr-13 11:05:21

Just done mine grin

dragonb Mon 29-Apr-13 13:04:29

Have the emails gone out yet?

poorbuthappy Mon 29-Apr-13 13:05:16

Usually go out around afternoon school run don't they? smile

dragonb Mon 29-Apr-13 13:09:23

Thank you im new to all this

jes73 Mon 29-Apr-13 13:09:35

has anyone got any news about the test drive as yet?

JParkson Mon 29-Apr-13 13:23:48

I have butterflies...!

jes73 Mon 29-Apr-13 13:32:44

Am so hoping to get chosen as we really need to get a bigger car - DD getting bigger and does not fit between car seats so can't do long drives. sad

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