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NOW CLOSED Mumsnet Cars: Add a car review and you could win a rafting trip for 6 (worth £320)

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-Nov-12 16:42:00

You may remember we recently joined up with What Car? to bring you Mumsnet Cars, a great place to go for Mumsnetter reviews and expert advice (if we do say so ourselves).

We're sure you've all had a good nosey round the new site, but if you haven't, why not head over now to read the reviews that have been written about your car. Is there anything that has been missed so far that you think others should know? Is there anything in the current review you don't agree with? Or a feature you want to shout about? If so, please add your own review to give other Mumsnetters valuable information about your experiences.

If there isn't a review on your car already why not add one to help other Mumsnetters who are looking for a family car? Here's the link:

Also, do come back to this thread and let us know you've added your review.

Also do tell us about your ideal family car. If you could have any feature possible, what would it be? What's the one thing family cars are missing? What is the deciding factor when you buy a car?

As a token of our eternal and grateful thanks we persuaded the lovely team behind Nativity 2 - Danger in the Manger (released November 23 - staring David Tennant and Joanna Page - check out the trailer here: to donate a really cool prize. Everyone who adds a comment to this thread (including those who say they have added a review) has a chance to win a half day rafting trip for 6 people (worth £320) in Snowdonia - see here for more info.
If you don't live near here or aren't planning on visiting Wales any time soon, the winner will be able to transfer the prize to a friend or relation. Please note the minimum age for the trip is 12 years old and the trip must be taken before 12/11/2013. Please click here for full Ts&Cs.

Don't forget to add your car review smile

Thanks and good luck,


MothershipG Mon 19-Nov-12 16:52:19


prettybird Fri 23-Nov-12 12:07:33

Just added my review for the Mazda6.

Pascha Fri 23-Nov-12 12:24:03

Is there any point in adding a review for a ropey 13yr old focus?

Wigeon Fri 23-Nov-12 12:39:13

Pascha - I've just added a review for my Focus which we've had for years and which has now done 120,000 miles! smile.

I think the main feature of my idea family car is simply reliability and cost-effectiveness - I don't want to have to spend £££ every time it goes in for its MOT and I certainly don't want it breaking down on the M25 with two children in the back. So far, the Ford Focus is doing very well on both those counts!

The main consideration when buying a family car is cost, followed by running costs (petrol gallons per mile, tax etc). Then reliability. Then space in the boot. Then comfort. Then environmental credentials. Then finally, look and style!

ouryve Fri 23-Nov-12 13:08:07

Just checked prettybird's Mazda 6 review as being useful - or i did when all the links and icons eventually loaded.

Is there a reason why the picture for the car is an almost 2MB absolutely massive picture scaled down for display purposes? I had to wait a couple of minutes for everything to load on my superskinny excuse for broadband.

And please. No rafting holidays. My idea of hell.

prettybird Fri 23-Nov-12 13:15:26

Actually - I was just thinking I needed to go back and add some stuff to my reivew. Hadn't even though about things like running costs. Servicing costs are minimal and petrol consumption is (relatively) good.

My car is nearly 10 years old but still going strong. As far as I can make out from Which? although the car has been updated slightly since I got it, it has not fundamentally changed. Hence why I would have another one like a shot.

Whojamaflip Fri 23-Nov-12 15:00:19

done grin

QOD Fri 23-Nov-12 17:45:37


SoupDragon Fri 23-Nov-12 17:47:01

Why the hell would I want to go rafting somewhere bloody cold?
Or at all for that matter grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 18:07:38

Soupy, maybe we could make it crafting for you? grin

SoupDragon Fri 23-Nov-12 18:10:02

Crafting you say...? smile

WorkInProgress Fri 23-Nov-12 18:25:33


exexpat Fri 23-Nov-12 20:33:06

Just reviewed my Toyota.

exexpat Fri 23-Nov-12 20:35:34

Oh, and I'll happily have ouryve and SoupDragon's rafting holidays if they win smile

(by the way, why don't we have a 'flutters eyelashes beguilingly while tilting head with a winning smile' emoticon?)

COCKadoodledooo Fri 23-Nov-12 21:26:06

Mine isn't there - not sure many other people would be interested in a review of a 40+ year old Morris Traveller as a family vehicle though grin

ouryve Fri 23-Nov-12 22:27:01

DS1 would love pictures though, COCKadoodle!

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 23-Nov-12 22:30:50

done, but again, count me out for the cold/wet/outdoors business
<ignore the facts that DH would love it>

blondieminx Fri 23-Nov-12 22:35:05

Liking the idea of a crafting holiday grin

Our fab Focus is no more following an incident with a white van sad so I've just been having a browse of the reviews, looking at options for a replacement.

It's great to see reviews of cars from other parents smile

Can I ask a couple of quick questions please MNHQ?

On the app, are the MN reviews and What Car reviews supposed to be the same?

Would it be possible to get some sort of whizzy function whereby it displays the rear legroom in each car (important when pondering whether an ERF carseat will fit [[ info here]]

Finally, i looked at the Toyota Avensis review and couldn't see anything mentioned there about the recent recalls?


Viperidae Sat 24-Nov-12 01:05:09

The only review for the Toyota Rav 4 is mine but somebody liked it! grin That's a pathetically grateful face!

I have since then had a letter about a recall as blondie mentioned but am waiting to hear from the garage.

EdgarAllanPond Sat 24-Nov-12 10:53:37

added my review of my Jazz - best thing i ever bought (excepting the Hound of Poe)

EdgarAllanPond Sat 24-Nov-12 10:54:11

i would be cock smile

QuickQuickSloe Sat 24-Nov-12 12:22:28

The review on the golf is obviously for a newer model than mine! Want a new one now envy

missorinoco Sat 24-Nov-12 20:14:51

I like my C Max and agree with the MN review. I'm sure there are higher tech small MPV's on the market, but for a five person family it is safe, reliable and importantly affordable. Not the sexiest car on the market by a long shot, but I am very happy with it.

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Sat 24-Nov-12 22:41:47

my car isnt there, but I will post a review for it. And for my husbands car too.

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