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.
In the 1990s everyone seemed to produce a simple, cheap coupe. The 1990s model might be the most well known, but the lineage is much longer. More recent cars have pass rates in line with other cars of the same age, but going further back reveals cars with a poorer, below average pass rate.