The MoT Files: The worst small cars for passing the MoT
Buying your first car can be a daunting prospect, especially if your finances are limited.
Opting for a car that is only a few years old should help bring a bit more peace of mind but, according to the latest MoT Files, some first cars that are much more likely to stumble at their very first test when they're just three years old.
The figures are for cars tested in 2016, which means that these cars were all registered in 2013.
Vauxhall Adam – 80.9% pass rate
The Adam's 80.9 per cent pass rate doesn’t represent a storming entrance into the MoT charts, but many of the failures are down to small and easily fixed parts, like the windscreen wipers, which accounted for 11 per cent of Adams not making it through first time.
While 4.0 per cent of Adams failed due to their lamps, reflectors and electricals, this represented an above average performance compared to all cars tested in 2016 – it was 32 per cent better than other 2013 cars.