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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!


Dysgu Tue 30-Apr-13 23:23:56

Well done and enjoy to all those chosen.

Bad luck to all of us who missed out - although I am looking forward to seeing the feedback as we still think we are going to move up from the 5 seater Verso to the 7 (but I am still dubious about the reality of putting children in the back seats??)

BatCave Tue 30-Apr-13 20:26:19

Oh my days, I was chosen!! I'm so excited - and a little bit nervous too. This is going to be such fun, got selected for video feedback, eep!

ChasingStaplers Tue 30-Apr-13 20:14:08

Well done to everyone who got chosen!

Hope the test drive makes things a bit brighter for you, thepatio smile

ShootingStarsss Tue 30-Apr-13 20:10:13

Well done to everyone who was chosen, enjoy your test drive smile

LegoAcupuncture Tue 30-Apr-13 18:55:43

Well done to all those chosen.

thepatioislumpy Tue 30-Apr-13 17:47:09

Me! I was chosen!

Life is a lot bit crap at the mo so I can't begin to tell you all what a smile this put on my face today!

toffeefee Tue 30-Apr-13 14:47:41

sad Nothing for me either... again. Just out of interest, how many were chosen?

BabylonReturns Tue 30-Apr-13 14:02:15

hmm oh well, I'll steal mine back from DH.

dragonb Tue 30-Apr-13 13:51:40

No email for mesad maybe next time

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Tue 30-Apr-13 13:34:36

The Verso is the only one we are interested in, we need a large family car to replace DH's which is falling apart. Although having said that, I've got a 3 year old Yaris which I plan to keep for a few years yet, wouldn't mind comparing it with a new one.

JParkson Tue 30-Apr-13 13:26:09

Yes, Katie did, although I do honestly think the Verso would be the best for my situation! Unless the Avensis is up for testing, or else the Rav-4. Yaris/Aygo/iQ are all too small for our family.

Although DH loves small cars and keeps harping on about the Clio he had when he met me 10+ years ago... hmm

edwardcullensotherwoman Tue 30-Apr-13 13:15:26

sad gutted. ah well, I'm sure Katie said there'll be more opportunities..
maybe the rest of us will have an even better car to test! grin
Well done everyone! Enjoy!

JParkson Tue 30-Apr-13 13:11:46

I'm hoping the same jes lol grin

lagoonhaze Tue 30-Apr-13 13:10:28

So I check my spam and theres a email from UK test drive....... for a mini. Cruel sad got a tad excited there!

lagoonhaze Tue 30-Apr-13 13:09:17

Or even heymammy!

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 30-Apr-13 13:09:00

Ah well. C'est la vie.

lagoonhaze Tue 30-Apr-13 13:08:53

Well done Heyhammy. No email for me sadly :-(

jes73 Tue 30-Apr-13 13:06:31

hmmm...any chance my emails could be in queue?? ever the optimist!! smile

JParkson Tue 30-Apr-13 12:59:24

<wails> not me either.

Oh well smile I shall be happy with my lot... until next time

jes73 Tue 30-Apr-13 12:57:38

inbox beeping with all sorts of emails but the one I wanted. Sigh....sad
on the other hand have had a few other great product tests so happy with my lot...keep me on standby though smile

poorbuthappy Tue 30-Apr-13 12:56:11

Backside again!

ThePortlyPinUp Tue 30-Apr-13 12:50:55

No email for us sad We have been lucky recently though for other product tests so I mustn't complain smile

heymammy Tue 30-Apr-13 12:48:23

OMG...I've been chosen, I've been chosen <hyperventillating> we also have been chosen to do video feedback, eek, bit embarrassing but DP can be the 'star' of those videos.

Thank you so much, this will be awesome for our family!

Sokmonsta Tue 30-Apr-13 12:46:18

<sobs! Empty inbox>

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 30-Apr-13 12:43:51

All emails have been sent grin <pours self large glass of wine cup of tea>

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