The MoT Files: Top 10 Cars from the 1990s
With the youngest of these 1990s cars turning 17 this year, it's no surprise to find that pampered expensive sports cars such as Aston Martins have a high pass. So, as with all the other lists, we've selected a threshold to make sure we focus on everyday classics - in this case, unless more than 3000 model were tested, the model won't make the list.
Otherwise, the top cars in the list would be Renault 14, Volvo 140 and Audi 200 - of which one of each were tested in 2016. A car of note that just failed to make the top ten is the Subaru Impreza, which had a 63.1 per cent pass rate.
Mercedes-Benz SL - 77.8% pass rate
Launched in 1989, the R129 was a revolution for its maker - setting new standards for styling, technology and reliability for the decade that followed. Now a rapidly appreciating classic, the car is well-supported by Mercedes specialists and is seen as a good investment - even more so with its high MoT pass rate.