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 12.0% 11.9% +1%
Suspension 8.3% 9.6% −14%
Tyres 7.0% 5.8% +20%
Brakes 6.9% 7.7% −11%
Visibility 6.0% 5.3% +12%
Noise, emissions and leaks 4.0% 3.6% +12%
Body, chassis, structure 3.9% 4.1% −6%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −12%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.5% 1.3% +18%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 55 10.9% 6.9% +57%
2018 829 9.8% 9.6% +2%
2017 24,644 13.6% 10.0% +36%
2016 24,949 15.2% 14.9% +2%
2015 24,438 18.3% 18.1% +1%
2014 23,192 21.1% 21.5% −2%
2013 21,052 24.5% 25.3% −3%
2012 18,820 28.3% 28.7% −1%
2011 18,206 31.3% 31.8% −2%
2010 19,379 35.9% 35.5% +1%
2009 19,538 38.4% 37.8% +1%
2008 19,283 43.0% 40.6% +6%
2007 20,221 43.9% 41.9% +5%
2006 17,723 47.5% 43.7% +9%
2005 15,527 49.6% 45.0% +10%
2004 13,449 50.0% 46.2% +8%
2003 11,029 51.6% 46.1% +12%
2002 8,311 52.2% 46.2% +13%
2001 5,651 51.5% 45.3% +14%
2000 3,553 52.6% 43.9% +20%
1999 2,448 50.6% 42.3% +20%
1998 1,700 48.2% 40.1% +20%
1997 1,083 47.1% 38.6% +22%
1996 720 45.7% 37.6% +22%
1995 528 45.8% 36.0% +27%
1994 405 45.2% 35.1% +29%
1993 346 46.5% 35.3% +32%
1992 312 46.8% 34.3% +36%
1991 352 42.6% 33.9% +26%
1990 344 40.7% 32.2% +26%
1989 268 38.4% 31.3% +23%
1988 172 31.4% 30.7% +2%
1987 152 38.8% 30.6% +27%
1986 120 40.0% 29.8% +34%
1985 98 32.7% 29.6% +10%
1984 69 40.6% 27.9% +45%
1983 89 39.3% 28.0% +40%
1982 53 49.1% 29.2% +68%
1980 66 34.8% 25.3% +38%
1971 116 29.3% 20.2% +45%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Aston Martin 116 14.7% 10.3% +43%
Bentley 118 16.9% 10.6% +59%
SsangYong 199 17.1% 28.9% −41%
Abarth 206 21.8% 20.4% +7%
Porsche 1,076 23.9% 14.8% +61%
Lexus 987 27.0% 19.2% +40%
Skoda 8,058 27.4% 23.8% +15%
Kia 8,626 27.6% 27.0% +2%
Audi 14,664 27.6% 22.0% +26%
Perodua 123 27.6% 30.8% −10%
BMW 17,918 27.9% 23.1% +21%
Suzuki 6,416 28.4% 28.2% +1%
Isuzu 261 28.7% 41.1% −30%
Hyundai 9,168 28.7% 26.4% +9%
Dacia 1,114 30.3% 24.0% +26%
Honda 15,250 30.6% 28.9% +6%
DS 1,345 30.7% 33.8% −9%
Toyota 21,260 31.1% 27.8% +12%
Land Rover 7,686 31.7% 25.6% +24%
MINI 10,706 31.9% 25.8% +23%
SEAT 3,646 33.0% 28.0% +18%
Jaguar 3,268 33.1% 25.0% +32%
Nissan 18,682 34.3% 29.1% +18%
FIAT 10,968 34.4% 32.0% +7%
Alfa Romeo 747 34.4% 33.1% +4%
Jeep 705 34.5% 25.9% +33%
Volvo 5,626 34.6% 29.8% +16%
Mercedes-Benz 10,020 34.8% 26.2% +33%
Daihatsu 625 35.4% 36.7% −4%
smart 305 35.7% 31.3% +14%
Volkswagen 36,195 35.9% 29.4% +22%
Mazda 6,829 36.0% 28.6% +26%
Mitsubishi 3,270 36.4% 30.4% +20%
Peugeot 18,223 36.7% 34.8% +5%
Subaru 683 37.8% 28.7% +32%
Vauxhall 32,863 38.1% 34.0% +12%
Ford 53,138 38.3% 31.6% +21%
MG 626 39.3% 30.9% +27%
Dodge 119 39.5% 41.3% −4%
Citroen 14,810 40.3% 35.4% +14%
SAAB 1,152 42.7% 39.3% +9%
Chevrolet 1,179 43.5% 45.0% −3%
Proton 117 43.6% 47.0% −7%
Rover 632 45.9% 43.1% +7%
Renault 12,644 46.2% 39.6% +17%
Chrysler 363 55.4% 41.2% +34%
Daewoo 158 60.8% 53.1% +14%
Talbot 103 63.1% 46.4% +36%

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