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Adventurous MNers needed to test-drive the new Toyota RAV4 – NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Jul-13 13:43:22

Following on from the recent Toyota Auris test-drive we're now looking for 8 Mumsnetters and their families to put the new Toyota RAV4 through it's paces!

Here's what Toyota says about the car: "With the all new RAV4, growing up doesn't mean you have to lose your spirit of adventure. Responsive and agile, it was born for exploring, making this the perfect family car for everyday adventure."

For more info on the RAV4 - and to check it's suitable for you and your family's needs please visit the Toyota website.

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

The test drives will be split over 2 waves - 3rd- 16th August and 17th- 31st August. 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 RAV4 up from one of the following locations:
You can either leave your own car at the dealership or arrange for the car to be collected from your home after the test drive.

We're looking for families who can demonstrate everything the RAV4 has to offer. So if you're off on a summer holiday in the UK, would like to take your family on one of the Route 125 adventures or even if you feel your day to day driving can give the RAV4 a real challenge let us know on the sign up form (link below).

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. We'd also really like it if testers could try at least one of the adventures from the Toyota RAV4 Route 125 website during the 2 week period (or even create your own adventure!) Photos and comments may be used on Toyota's pages on Mumsnet and possibly elsewhere.

Additionally, we'd like 4 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 RAV4 has to offer, specifically how it is ideal for everything from summer family adventures, to the weekly supermarket shop. 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 think you and your family can put the RAV4 to the test over the summer holidays please sign up here.

We'll be in touch with those selected by 30th July.

Thanks and good luck,


EeTraceyluv Tue 23-Jul-13 14:53:41

Squeeeee grin

mousebacon Tue 23-Jul-13 14:57:34

Would there be any way to get bike rails for the roof bars?

Spirael Tue 23-Jul-13 15:16:08

I live just up the road from one of the dealerships! grin And we're looking for a new car, have a long trip in that time period, and love adventures! [crosses everything]

dahville Tue 23-Jul-13 16:20:17

I have applied but please note it would be my husband as main driver as I don't have a UK license yet but he does, I noted this in my response to the survey.

I noticed people indicated this for another of the car test drives and it deemed acceptable so I hope this is okay.

snowymum12 Tue 23-Jul-13 16:24:01

What an amazing product test! Keeping my fingers crosses for this one!

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Jul-13 16:26:17

dahville that's fine as long as you can let us know your DH's thoughts on the feedback thread if you're selected

dahville Tue 23-Jul-13 16:29:31

Great! thanks :-) He loves to give feedback just as much as I do so it wouldn't be a problem!

Greenoes Tue 23-Jul-13 16:50:41

Been um-ing and ah-ing about whether to up size or down size on my next car change. I've slowly down sized over the last few changes but really miss having a car that can actually fit in 2 ageing parents and 2 growing boys along with the shopping! Toyota! I need your help!

Blatant? wink

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 23-Jul-13 17:39:18

Will Toyota let me take the dog please? Pretty please?

LillethTheCat Tue 23-Jul-13 18:45:54

Done, I was gutted when I didn't get picked last time and actually mentioned on that thread that maybe it was because I would get picked to test a RAV 4. Now let's see if Im Psychic. grin

<passes gin to MNHQ and Toyota>

LackaDAISYcal Tue 23-Jul-13 19:19:01

Oooooh, me me me pleeeease!

Can do the pick up - check!
Will be holidaying near the yorkshire section of Route 125 - check!
Available on those dates - check

MillyMoo1113 Tue 23-Jul-13 20:06:39

Done, would love chance to do this!

Groovee Tue 23-Jul-13 21:03:40

Och no scottish collection points. Goes off in a huff as I had a RAV4 as a hire car and loved it.

HepsibarCrinkletoes Tue 23-Jul-13 21:15:22

Done, would absolutely LOVE to do this. All sorts of jaunts planned for August, and this would be a fine way to go from south to north and bits in between.

sharond101 Tue 23-Jul-13 22:03:14

What about Scotland?????

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 23-Jul-13 22:05:51

Doh. We're away for part of August that is in both test periods.

Maggietess Tue 23-Jul-13 22:27:12

Toyota pretty please will you do one of these tests the other side of the Irish Sea??!! I promise we in NI would look after your cars and we have lots of families to transport round! I have been so excited about all the Toyota tests but I can't transport it across the sea!!!

Duplogiraffe Wed 24-Jul-13 09:26:46

I'm ages away from any of the pick up points sad. Never mind.

PurplePidjin Wed 24-Jul-13 12:51:23

I'm off to Santa Pod the weekend of the 31st/1st September. Might be able to persuade dp to drag race it, but we'd need to have it for the whole weekend. Should i apply?

manfalou Wed 24-Jul-13 14:44:50

applied...its my dh's 40th birthday on the 28th aug and my 24th birthday on the 24th so it would be amazing to have this the week wer're off! And we've already done 4 of the 125 routes adventures and would love to do more further afield!

snala Wed 24-Jul-13 14:47:18

Done,fingers crossedgrin

snorris Wed 24-Jul-13 16:16:39

Done, surely it must be my turn for one of these grin. I'm currently without my own car at the moment and trying to sort the logistics of 6 people in a Ford KA is no fun. confused

MimsyBorogroves Wed 24-Jul-13 17:56:02

Is it possible to get 3 car seats across the back of it? I'm having problems finding specs on their site as I'm using my mobile.

Crazybit Wed 24-Jul-13 21:12:53

I've applied, it'd be perfect timing for us for the first test period ad OH is home and so we will be going and exploring new areas in driving distance from our new home. We moved from 3.5 hours away, so plenty of places to explore.

I did forget to mention that OH has not been convicted of dangerous driving though-but he hasn't, could this please be updated? flowers

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