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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Renault Grand Scenic 

As with the Megane and Laguna, the Grand Scenic looks like a tempting used buy, with lots of low mileage and decent spec examples available for £5000. However, don't be suckered in, because almost all in this price range have dreadful MoT pass rates. 

Lights and reflectors are the most-common causes for failure, while suspension and brakes are close behind and both are rather more expensive to repair. More recent examples have better MoT pass rates, but they’re still below average.

Click here to see the Renault Grand Scenic's MoT files

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