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.
Alfa Romeo 156 44% pass rate
The Alfa 156 was a much-loved saloon that walked a different path from the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. With great looks and a dash of Italian flair it found many fans in the UK. But as much a Alfa is well known for sharp design it's also know for patchy build quality. A pass rate of 44% is below par for the 156 with suspension and exhaust problems being common causes for MoT failure.