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The MoT Files: The first MoT - bottom 10 manufacturers

The first MoT should – in theory – provide a glowing endorsement that your three-year-old car is safe and legal for another year on the road. However, while most sail through this test with ease, others fail and require a fair bit of time (and money) to put right.

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We’ve crunched Government data to reveal the manufacturers that struggle the most at the first MoT at three years. These pass rates are based on 2013 cars that went through the MoT system in 2016.

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Chevrolet - 78.2% pass rate

Chevrolet may be no more in the UK, having been pulled by parent company GM in 2015 - but it has at least left a legacy, albeit an unwanted one. The worst manufacturer for passing the first MoT in 2016, Chevrolet actually performed marginally better than last time round, but that's unlikely to be much consolation for owners who are seeing their cars fail the MoT first time round.

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