I like to drive but I'm not a car geek and only know a little about cars that I currently drive or have previously owned.
I like a car with grunt (the kind that fires up an engine readily allowing me to move quickly when possible) but since having a family it's now more about reliability, ease, space and safety.
Just over a week ago I was invited up to Toyota HQ, Epsom to test drive some of their hybrid cars for Mumsnet.
Up until then I knew very little about 'hybrid' cars apart from they use two types of fuel ... petrol and another (often electricity) and tend to be a tad expensive. Oh, and that second fuel isn't always easy to use or get hold of. Never a plug when you need one!
As it turns out I knew diddly.
Toyota have been making hybrid cars for over 12 years and have sold over 2.4 million Prius hybrids to date. They are at the forefront of hybrid technology and currently have the following hybrid cars available in the UK