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 Fiesta 66.8% pass rate
For most of us, the humble Ford Fiesta was there for us at the beginning of our motoring journey. Last year 2510 of the popular 1980s small car were taken for a test, with only 833 failing. Hot versions will be well looked after, but these figures suggest there's plenty of love for even the most basic versions.