The MoT Files: Bottom 50 MoT performers
Our MoT data reveals a lot of information about the specifics of common MoT failure causes, whether simple bulb failures or more complex and dangerous problems, like worn out brakes or excessive rust. But what are the UK’s worst overall cars for the Mot?
We list the 50 models that have the lowest overall pass rates in the country. We’ve put a filter on so only models of which more than 5000 were tested appear, to filter out rare cars or particularly old models.
The Brava ceased production in 2002, meaning the majority of cars are on their last legs, having endured wear, tear and poor weather for more than a decade. Sometimes older cars have decent pass rates, but typically only those that have some prestige value and are well cared for.
The Brava is more of a banger than a classic, however, so it has a much lower than average pass rate – only 38 per cent pass their MoT tests. The most common cause of failure is on lights and electrical components, but there are plenty of failures related to brakes and suspension too.