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The MoT Files: The first MoT - bottom 10 cars

There are plenty of arguments for and against extending the timescale of the first MoT from three to four years. While the Department for Transport says modern vehicles are more resilient to wear and tear - which is true to an extent, the fact is that one in six still fail their first MoT.

This number would only increase with if vehicles weren't tested for a further 12 months and we could see more unroadworthy cars on our highways. Here are the 10 worst performers when it comes to passing their first MoT.

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Peugeot 5008 - 67.2% pass rate

Propping up the table, the Peugeot 5008 is the worst performer here by some margin. It replaces another French MPV - the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso - which was bottom last time round. The most-common causes of failure are problems with brake lights, headlights and tyres - all things that are easy to check.

Click here to see the Peugeot 5008's MoT Files

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