MoT Data for Brighton

MoT data for the Brighton postcode area shows that it's towards the bottom half of the national table.

That follows the overall trend of coastal towns performing more poorly than those further inland, but what's notable about the Brighton Postcode is its size - there are no other Sussex postcode towns.

Most mechanical areas come in with below average performance, indicated by red numbers showing the percentage deviation from the overall national average. 

It's the same story with most ages of car. Regardless of age, cars tested in Brighton postcode areas tend to perform worse than the national average and, generally, the older the car, the worse it performs compared to the rest of the UK.

Best performing manufacturers are Perodua (which is top, but with very few models tested), Lotus and Lexus. Bottom of the table are Daewoo, Renault and Talbot, though Talbots are rare.  In the national table, Brighton sits between Taunton and Cardiff.  

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 14.2% 11.9% +19%
Suspension 9.2% 9.6% −4%
Brakes 7.3% 7.7% −5%
Tyres 6.9% 5.8% +19%
Visibility 6.1% 5.3% +15%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.7% 3.6% +31%
Body, chassis, structure 4.3% 4.1% +5%
Steering 1.9% 1.9% −4%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.8% 1.3% +39%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 91 4.4% 8.2% −46%
2017 845 7.8% 10.2% −24%
2016 26,582 13.7% 12.8% +7%
2015 25,355 15.7% 15.6% +1%
2014 24,081 18.7% 19.2% −3%
2013 21,712 21.9% 23.1% −5%
2012 19,318 25.5% 26.9% −5%
2011 18,636 29.3% 30.2% −3%
2010 20,104 33.8% 34.4% −2%
2009 20,547 37.2% 37.0% +0%
2008 20,860 41.3% 40.4% +2%
2007 22,361 43.8% 42.1% +4%
2006 20,255 46.6% 44.1% +6%
2005 18,718 50.1% 46.0% +9%
2004 16,789 52.0% 47.6% +9%
2003 14,014 53.0% 47.9% +11%
2002 10,998 53.9% 48.1% +12%
2001 7,565 53.6% 47.6% +13%
2000 4,740 52.4% 46.4% +13%
1999 3,275 51.1% 44.9% +14%
1998 2,215 49.7% 42.5% +17%
1997 1,487 48.7% 41.2% +18%
1996 963 47.7% 39.9% +19%
1995 698 46.4% 38.5% +20%
1994 532 47.0% 37.4% +26%
1993 462 46.5% 36.8% +26%
1992 368 44.6% 35.9% +24%
1991 469 43.5% 35.0% +24%
1990 399 43.4% 33.1% +31%
1989 331 37.5% 32.0% +17%
1988 218 43.1% 32.0% +35%
1987 182 38.5% 30.6% +26%
1986 156 42.3% 31.3% +35%
1985 120 32.5% 30.1% +8%
1984 101 32.7% 29.0% +13%
1983 106 34.9% 28.4% +23%
1982 98 35.7% 29.1% +23%
1981 57 50.9% 27.7% +84%
1980 90 38.9% 26.4% +47%
1979 82 37.8% 24.0% +58%
1971 190 23.7% 22.4% +6%
1969 55 27.3% 20.1% +36%
1968 52 23.1% 19.2% +20%
1967 62 27.4% 20.2% +36%
1966 63 19.0% 19.6% −3%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 112 14.3% 12.5% +15%
Bentley 124 19.4% 12.4% +56%
SsangYong 123 21.1% 31.6% −33%
Porsche 1,144 23.5% 16.9% +39%
Triumph 127 26.0% 32.1% −19%
Abarth 130 26.9% 23.6% +14%
Skoda 7,838 28.0% 25.9% +8%
Dacia 927 28.0% 23.3% +20%
Hyundai 8,650 28.4% 28.0% +1%
Kia 7,946 28.4% 29.0% −2%
Audi 14,351 29.1% 24.0% +21%
Honda 15,746 29.6% 30.7% −4%
Lexus 1,068 30.0% 21.7% +38%
Suzuki 6,176 30.0% 30.5% −2%
BMW 18,099 30.2% 25.1% +21%
Toyota 21,221 31.3% 29.3% +7%
MINI 10,485 31.4% 27.2% +15%
DS 1,201 32.1% 32.4% −1%
Land Rover 7,845 32.4% 28.1% +15%
Jaguar 3,379 33.1% 28.2% +17%
Perodua 141 33.3% 31.2% +7%
smart 356 34.0% 31.6% +7%
Nissan 18,303 34.4% 31.3% +10%
SEAT 3,628 35.0% 31.1% +12%
FIAT 11,444 35.3% 33.7% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 10,599 36.3% 29.1% +25%
Daihatsu 747 36.3% 37.3% −3%
Mazda 7,078 36.4% 30.4% +20%
Isuzu 264 36.7% 42.3% −13%
Jeep 654 37.2% 28.1% +32%
Volkswagen 37,212 37.7% 31.7% +19%
Volvo 5,756 37.8% 32.6% +16%
Peugeot 19,193 38.5% 37.1% +4%
Mitsubishi 3,410 39.4% 32.5% +21%
Vauxhall 35,038 40.6% 36.2% +12%
MG 869 40.7% 35.0% +16%
Ford 54,311 40.7% 33.5% +22%
Subaru 735 41.1% 30.0% +37%
Citroen 15,377 41.5% 37.6% +10%
Alfa Romeo 811 42.2% 34.9% +21%
Chevrolet 1,342 43.9% 43.9% −0%
SAAB 1,418 44.1% 40.7% +9%
Proton 147 46.3% 47.3% −2%
Renault 13,904 47.1% 43.2% +9%
Rover 899 48.7% 45.4% +7%
Dodge 135 49.6% 43.8% +13%
Chrysler 464 55.6% 42.4% +31%
Daewoo 241 59.3% 55.6% +7%
Talbot 132 61.4% 47.4% +30%

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