The MoT Files: £5000 cars with the lowest MoT pass rate

These are the £5000 used cars with the highest MoT failure rates. In some cases, 50 per cent of these secondhand buys will fail the annual test, which means costly repairs and potential problems for owners further down the road.

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Click through the gallery below to see which £5000 cars feature in the MoT hall of shame

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Renault Megane

Little over half of all Renault Meganes will score a pass at the MoT. Lights are the most-common failure items, but suspension-related MoT failures are quite common too and that’s not good news for your wallet come MoT time.

A £5000 budget is plenty for a decent example though – you don’t have to spend a lot on Meganes because they have depreciated rapidly. Even so, there are better cars on sale for the same price – and cars with higher MoT pass rates.

Click here to see the Renault Megane's MoT files

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