The MoT Files: Bottom 10 Cars from the 2000s
The 2000s may not seem that long ago but our list of the 10 cars most likely to fail the MoT shows that there are plenty of hangovers from the 1990s with models that were only on sale for a short time in the new millennium before being replaced - the Ford Escort being a prime example. As with the rest of our lists we've set a minimum limit of 5000 MoT tests to show a more realistic picture and to eliminate very niche makes and models.
Ford Escort 42% pass rate
The Ford Escort was only briefly on sale in the 2000s before the revolutionary Focus came along, changing the image of Ford. However, there were still plenty of Escort models registered in the 2000s although they've not lasted well. Suspension issues are commonplace, particularly front suspension joints along with issues with the handbrake.