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.
BMW 3 Series 66.0% pass rate
One of the defining cars of the 1980s, the E30 BMW 3-series cemented the German car maker's reputation for reliability, build quality and driving dynamics. Beloved of modern classic fans everywhere, these rear-wheel drive autobahnstormers are well looked after with many finding their way onto the show circuit, rather than tackling the daily commute.