The MoT Files: Top 10 Cars from the 1980s
Think you know which of the cars from the 1980s are reliable MoT heroes? Think again. There are plenty of surprises in our list of the top ten MoT pass rates from the decade that taste forgot.
Perhaps one reason is that bad examples of cars like the MGB and Jaguar XJ-S have been weeded out, leaving just the most solid and best-kept examples for buyer's to cherry pick. To qualify for our list, at least 1000 examples had to be tested for a model to make our list.
Porsche 911 - 74.8% pass rate
It's no surprise that a high-end sports car such as the Porsche 911 does well on this list. They often cover fewer miles and lead pampered lives. And, let's face it, they were pretty well-built to start with. Still, fewer miles mean components don't wear out as quickly and they're often seen as an investment worth protecting with regular servicing.