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.
Ford Capri 70.8% pass rate
Launched in 1978, the Mk3 Capri was still benefitting from huge driver demand. No surprise - it was 'the car you promised yourself' after all. Typically, most Capris of this era fail on simple things like lights, but suspension components also have a hard time.