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NOW CLOSED Fancy test-driving the new Toyota Auris Hybrid? Sign up here!

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Jun-13 11:22:02

If you weren't lucky enough to be chosen for the Toyota Verso test drive (or somehow managed to miss it!) never fear, we're now on the hunt for 8 Mumsnetters to take part in a 2-week test-drive of the new Toyota Auris Icon 1.8 Hybrid.

Here's what Toyota says about the car: "In the Toyota family, the Auris is the compact family hatchback with a difference, packed with attitude, fun for the kids and even more fun for you."

For more info on the Auris please visit Toyota's website.

This test drive is open to all UK Mumsnetters with at least one child under 16.

The test drives will be split over 2 waves - 15th - 28th June and 29th June - 13th July. So please only apply if you're around for the duration of one of these waves, and indicate on the sign up form which dates you'd prefer.

Those of you who are selected to take part will need to pick the Auris up from a dealership in one of the following locations:
South London
You can either leave your car at the dealership or arrange for the Auris to be collected from your home after the test drive.

Testers will be required to post regular feedback (at least twice a week) on a thread on Mumsnet and also take photos of the test drive. The photos may be used on Toyota's pages on Mumsnet and possibly elsewhere.

Additionally, we'd like 5 out of the 8 testers to take video feedback throughout the test drive on their smart phone. The videos will need to showcase all of the features the Auris has to offer, specifically how it feels to drive a hybrid. If you're happy to take video footage please indicate this on the sign up form (link below). Each of the testers making videos will receive a £30 Love2Shop voucher as an additional thank you!
The videos will be used on Toyota's pages on Mumsnet, hosted on YouTube and possibly elsewhere.

Small print:
In order to take part in the test drive you (and anyone else who will be driving) must:
~ be a UK resident
~ be aged 21 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.

So, if you'd like to test drive the Toyota Auris please sign up here.

We'll be in touch with those selected by 11th June. If you're not selected, there will be more opportunities coming your way so do keep a look out!

Thanks and good luck,


alemci Fri 14-Jun-13 19:34:24

well the car has come home but my DH drove it. It is fab but I am very nervous about driving it as it is a new way of starting it. no ignition etc

GlaikitFizzog Tue 11-Jun-13 22:31:50

I think for this type of video blog though you would be talking to the camera. The videos will be edited I presume.

alemci Tue 11-Jun-13 22:25:35

thanks Glaikit but how can you make a good job of it if you cant see. do you just hold it up and do you think it would be ok. thanks

GlaikitFizzog Tue 11-Jun-13 20:13:18

Re nexus 7 question

Yes you can, but if you don't want film yourself talking (like you would Skype) you need to turn the tab round but you don't see what you are recording.

MrsShrek3 Tue 11-Jun-13 19:10:41

<pulls up seat to envy watch>

Add me to the Rav 4 list too then wink

alemci Tue 11-Jun-13 18:49:28

really excited about this. has anyone made a video using the Nexus 7 as this is one of the ones which is compatible but it only has a front lens so a bit confused. can you still film with it.

HairyPotter Tue 11-Jun-13 09:59:25

grin Toyota might live to regret this though...

blue22 Tue 11-Jun-13 09:03:40

I'll join you on the RAV4 test drive list grin
I'll watch the reports with interest though as it does seem like a great car

LillethTheCat Tue 11-Jun-13 07:52:42

grin MrsShrek3 I found out I won £30 when I deposit money into a bingo site so I suppose I could always win enough money to keep the car. Thanks KatieB for getting me to check my junk

MrsShrek3 Mon 10-Jun-13 23:10:19

me too Lill. baaad KatieB made me look in my junk folder and now I want my $3,000,000 from my African Uncle and a four hundred per cent bigger willy. well seein' as I haven't got a testdrive in the mumsnetcar I've got to do something.


LillethTheCat Mon 10-Jun-13 21:46:04

I didn't see anything in mine. They're obviously waiting for me to test drive something better like the rav 4 wink grin

alemci Mon 10-Jun-13 18:20:21

does it matter if you have a pink paper license. also are you covered by their car insurance?

sad (at least there's nothing there atm)

GlaikitFizzog Mon 10-Jun-13 17:42:40


KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Jun-13 17:39:48

Emails have now been sent to those selected. Please make sure you check your junk folders too thanks

blue22 Sun 09-Jun-13 10:17:40

I've just signed up - really hope I get chosen. My Yaris is on its last legs and too small now we have 2 DC. I've been wondering if the Auris would be a good option for my next car. Be brilliant to try it for 2 weeks first.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sat 08-Jun-13 20:03:03

thanks Katie
I promise that I don't make a habit of crashing, but like Lileth have been on the receiving end of more car park scrapes than I'd like.

MiconiumHappens Sat 08-Jun-13 18:51:45

Done smile

GirlOutNumbered Sat 08-Jun-13 06:58:31

No one can ever collect anything from Devon. <sighs>

LillethTheCat Fri 07-Jun-13 15:23:41

Thanks KatieB. Im nervous too. Im a good driver, but not everyone is. I can't afford to pay anything out to cover it if someone were to scrape me while I was parked for example.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Jun-13 14:09:39

clux73 yes you can - just make this clear in the 'other drivers' information box, and you'll need to add your DH's feedback to the thread if you're selected.

CharlotteBronteSaurus and LillethTheCat you don't need a deposit, just both parts of your driving license.

clux73 Fri 07-Jun-13 13:09:56

Dear Mumsnet, can I apply for my husband to drive it as I haven't driven for years?


CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 07-Jun-13 10:59:01

yes, is there a deposit in the event of scrapes ? - I would be pretty nervous about this

rubyflipper Thu 06-Jun-13 23:05:27

I've signed up grin

alemci Thu 06-Jun-13 19:42:50

have signed up also. excited.

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