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.

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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.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 63.4% pass rate

Normal service resumes with the last car in our list - a car that is often a byword for reliability - the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Two E-Classes were available during the 1990s. The legendary W124 and the W210 that replaced it in 1995. The latter is reliable enough (albeit a bit rot prone) but we think it'll be the tough-as-old-boots W124 that makes up the majority of the 3321 models tested.

Click here to see the Mercedes E-Class' MoT files

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